Leather Teardrop Earrings Using Cricut + Free Design
Hey there crafters! Today, we're going to show you how to make some super cute teardrop earrings with your Cricut machine. These trendy earrings are all the rage right now and the best part is they're incredibly easy to make. All you'll need is some genuine leather, a StrongGrip Cutting Mat, Knife Blade or Deep Point Blade, weeder tool, jump rings, earring hooks, and of course, your trusty Cricut Maker or Explore. We'll walk you through the steps to cut your leather and assemble the earrings, plus we've got some fun ideas for customizing your earrings to make them your own. So, let's get crafting!
- Cricut Maker or Explore
- Genuine Leather
- Knife Blade or Deep Point Blade
- StrongGrip Cutting Mat
- Jump Rings
- Earring Hooks
- Weeder Tool
- Needle Nose Pliers
As always, the first step is going to be to cut the leather. Your Cricut will cut an outline of the leather and also create two small holes at the top of the earring for the jump ring to go through. We cut the leather upside down to help keep the cutting mat clean.
When it's finished cutting, carefully remove the leather from the mat. At this point, we just have to assemble our earrings. To start, we are going to put the jump ring through the two holes using a needle nose pliers. While your Cricut will have cut two holes for the jump ring to go through, it's such a tiny cut that you'll need something to help pierce the holes. You can use a weeder tool to pierce through the holes. I like to pierce from the front and then again going through the back. You don't have to worry about making it too big, just make sure you can get the jump ring through.
To get the jump ring through the leather, you'll need to pull the jump ring apart using the needle nose pliers. Slightly pull it apart and then hold the ring in the pliers and place it through the holes in the leather. You'll want to put it in from the front so that you can't see rings. As you're looping it through, use the pliers to pinch the jump ring shut. As it shuts, the leather should start to naturally fold in and create a small crease.
Next, take the earring and loop it through the jump ring. Then repeat these steps for the other earring. If you want to elevate your earrings a little bit, you can cut some iron-on and add it to the leather. We love to use the EasyPress Mini to do that! We like to have some earrings with iron-on and some that are just regular ole leather. Whatever you decide is up to you!
All About Cricut Leather
This leather is a true, genuine leather that has a metallic finish to it. The metallic finish provides a subtle and eyecatching shimmer that's perfect for fashion, accessories, jewelry and more. It can be cut with either the Deep Point Blade or Knife Blade (Maker only).
Cricut has one brand of faux leather that they offer. While it is faux, it has a pebbled texture on it so that appears to be genuine leather. This product is paper-thin, so you can easily cut it with a Fine-Point Blade. This is great news because this means you don't need to purchase additional blades. The Fine- Point Blade is the standard blade that comes with every machine. This leather is available in a wide variety of colors.
This leather comes in two options: sampler packs or individual rolls. This leather is great for hair bows, scrap booking, embellishments for scrapbooking and card making and more! It's also the most cost effective option that Cricut has for leather.
Last but not least, Cricut also offers genuine leather. When you think of leather, this is probably what pops in your mind - it's the traditional leather that everyone knows and loves. It has that rich leather smell to it, along with a smooth finish on top. This leather has a subtle feel, smooth surface and rich color.
You can easily cut this leather with the Deep Point Blade or the Knife Blade (Maker only). This leather is perfect for fashion, accessories, home decor, embellishments and more.
Enjoy these other fashion accessory projects created by our design team on our blog. And happy making!