How to make Anthropologie inspired leather earrings
on the Cricut
I love making leather earrings on my Cricut! The sky is the limit on what style of earrings you can make. It always amazes me how many leather earring designs I see. People are so creative!
I was scrolling through Pinterest and these leather Anthropologie earrings caught my eye. Of course, they are sold out, but I knew I could recreate these earrings on my Cricut.
I’ve been dreaming and designing these earrings and I am finally ready to share with you how to make them!
Leather earrings are cheap to make and would make a great gift. I think these Anthropologie inspired leather earrings would be the perfect statement to any outfit!
I made mine in brown leather, but you could make your own leather earrings in ANY color. I think gold, silver, or black would be stunning as well!
Ready to create? Let’s do it.
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What supplies do you need to make geometric leather earrings on the
Cricut Machine. I have a Cricut Explore Air
How to make leather earrings with a Cricut
Making leather earrings with your Cricut is super simple. If you haven’t designed anything in Cricut Design
Space yet, don’t worry. I’ll walk you through it step by step!
If you want to skip designing your own, my subscribers get free access to all my Cricut cut files inside my Free Resource Library.
How to design and cut leather earrings in Cricut Design Space
Open up Cricut Design Space. Click on NEW PROJECT in the upper right-hand corner of your screen. Your screen should look like this.
2. On the left hand side of your screen click the SHAPES icon.
Click one Circle and one Square.
Your screen will look like this.
3. Next, you will need to adjust the size of each shape. Our Anthropologie inspiration earrings are 3.5” long and 2.25” wide. Note: you can size these earrings however you want!
I adjusted my circle to 2.5” x 2.5”. To do this , click on the circle. On the top of your screen, you will see “size”. You can adjust the size of shapes here. I typed in 2.25 and my circle immediately adjusted.
Click on the square and adjust your square the same way. My square is 1.25”
4. Next, you’ll need to duplicate EACH shape so you have 2 earrings. To do this, click on the circle. In the upper right hand corner, you’ll see a Duplicate icon. Click that and a new circle will appear.
Do the same with your square. Now, you should have 2 earrings.
You are now ready to cut your leather earrings on your Cricut.
Be sure to follow the cutting instructions on the Cricut leather.
Note: Cricut recommends cutting their leather face down. You’ll see this is how I am cutting my earrings above. Always follow the directions on Cricut brand products!
What kind of leather should I use to make leather earrings?
In this tutorial, I used Cricut Brand leather. I really enjoy using this leather. It is thicker than some other leather I have used.
Cricut does have a small variety of colors. I prefer the camel, black, rose gold, and gold.
If you are looking for bright colors or patterned leather, you may want to purchase sheets of real leather. I prefer to buy this from Etsy.
My two favorite Etsy shops are:
NOTE: if you choose to use real leather, follow my cutting instructions for using real leather!
What size are these leather earrings?
Our Anthropologie inspired earrings are 3.5” long x 2.25 wide. I cut my circle 2.25”. Our square is 1.25”.
You can size these earrings up or down! It is up to you.
How to finish geometric leather earrings
First, I like to line up my earrings before I punch. I want to make sure this is exactly HOW I want them to look. I can’t tell you how many times, I’ve just started punching holes only to discover I punched the holes in the wrong places.
So learn from me and lay it out.
You will notice I punched 2 holes in each earring.
I punched one hole in a corner of the square. I punched another hole in the middle of the circle.
Using pliers, attach your square and your circle by threading your jump ring through both shapes. Secure your jump ring.
Do the same thing with the other earring.
Now it’s time to glue. Glue your earring backs to your earrings. Let dry 24 hours. It will be set in 72 hours.
Congrats! You did it! How fun is that?
What color will you do next? Let me know!
You can grab my other leather earring cut files (this one too!) in my Free Resource Library!