A tutorial on how to make a simple pair of faux leather bar earrings that will dress up any outfit without being over the top.
I love making jewelry. It’s fun and easy. Plus you end up with a one of a kind piece.
I was at Hobby Lobby a while back and found some turquoise faux leather ribbon. I didn’t know what I was going to use it for but it had to come home with me.
So when I was making these teardrop earrings one day I decided to spice things up and make some earrings with the fun aqua faux leather.
I decided that since it was a pop of color I would just do a simple bar design.
Cricut Explorer or Cricut Maker
Standard Grip Mat
Fish Hook Earring Findings
Leather bar earrings cut file
There are two different bar earrings in this cut file. I made the squared ones, but there is also an option for more rounded corners.
The aqua ones pictured were made with faux leather from Hobby Lobby. It can be found on big spools over in the ribbon section.
This faux leather has a fleece backing and it made my earrings curl. To solve the issue I cut a second pair and glued them back to back.
How to make faux leather bar earrings
First, you want to press the faux leather firmly right side down on your cutting mat. If you put it right side up your mat will get more fuzzies on it.
Next, you want to select your material open in Design Space. If you are using a thin faux leather then the Cricut Faux Leather setting should work great.
If you are using a thicker material such as a fleece backed faux leather from Hobby Lobby I have had great luck with the leather setting.
Then you want to feed the cutting mat into the Cricut machine and press the Cricut button.
These earrings will be cut in no time. When they are done eject the mat and take the earrings off.
Using the jewelry tool open up the jump ring and thread it through the hole in the top of the earring. If you are making them double sided thread the second piece on so the right sides are facing out.
Once the earring or earrings are on the hoop you can close it back up.
Now you want to open a second jump ring and thread it through the first jump ring and the fish hook earring finding. Close it up.
You need two jump rings in order to make the bars face front. If you only use one the bar will face your neck. This may vary depending on your earring findings.
Repeat for the second earring. If you have two bars on each earring now is the time to glue them together.
I just used some all purpose craft glue.
I love them and I get comments on them every time I wear them.
These make great gifts. Who doesn’t like getting a new pair of earrings?
Be sure to check out my other DIY earrings as well as my other Cricut posts.
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