DIY CORK CIRCLE LEATHER EARRINGS WITH OUR FREE SVG TEMPLATE
This is my favorite go-to pair of earrings right now. If you see me in real life, I’m probably wearing this circle cut out style earring! It is lightweight and adds instant style to any outfit.
I posted my black leather version of this earring a few months back. So many of you downloaded it (Thank you!). I love this style but I had some cork in my stash and wanted to see if I could make another pair of earrings out of it.
I did and (spoiler alert) I love them.
I wanted to show you another great way to use this free SVG file. I love SVG files! You can make so many great things with one file. (P.S. all my SVG files are FREE and inside my resource library)
Please note my leather earring templates are for personal use only. Make as many cute earrings for yourself or gifts for friends! You will find this is an easy and fun DIY craft!
I love making leather earrings with my Cricut. I made a pair of leather earrings a few years ago using shapes within Cricut Design Space. I wrote a quick post about it here. So many of you have read and loved that post. I knew I needed to make more! You can see my original DIY teardrop leather earring tutorial here.
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My design uses an SVG / PNG files. You can upload this file right into your Cricut design space! If you’ve never done that before, don’t worry. It’s easy. I'll walk you through it step by step in this post.
HOW I MAKE DIY CIRCLE LEATHER EARRINGS WITH A SVG/ PNG FILE
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Faux Leather Shimmer Cork. For this tutorial, I used faux shimmer cork leather from this shop.
NOTE: You may also use Cricut Genuine Leather, Faux Leather, OR other genuine leather of your choice ( I love this shop). If you have never cut faux leather or genuine leather on your Cricut before be sure to catch up on my previous posts. I talk about how to cut Cricut Faux leather here. I show a tutorial about how to cut genuine leather here. If you are using Cricut leather, be sure to follow the instructions on the package!!
HOW TO MAKE LEATHER EARRINGS USING MY FREE SVG TEMPLATE ON YOUR CRICUT MACHINE
STEP 1 DOWNLOAD MY SVG / PNG FILE TO YOUR COMPUTER
Download my SVG/PNG file to your computer. You can get my free DIY Circle leather earring template inside my free resource library. You can get the password at the end of this page!
STEP 2 UPLOAD AND EDIT THE SVG FILE TO CRICUT DESIGN SPACE
This is what the circle template leather earring SVG looks like after you have uploaded into Cricut Design Space.
Next, you will want to size your earrings. You can do this any way you want and size to your preference but here is what works for me!
Click on your circle shape.
In the upper middle of your screen, you’ll see “size”. This is where you can make your earring bigger or smaller. I recommend these sizes:
Finally, you’ll want to duplicate your earrings so you’ll have 2 earrings to cut. To do this you simply click anywhere on your earring. In the upper right side of your screen click “Duplicate”
Congrats! You now have 2 earrings! Your design should look like this.
STEP 3 CUT YOUR CORK
I used vegan cork leather fabric. It is lightweight but cuts beautifully in my Cricut Explore Air. I used a regular grip mat and a blade.
Also, Cricut suggests you move the star wheels on your machine when you cut leather. This video explains how to do this.
NOTE: I set my machine to shimmer leather setting on my Cricut machine.
STEP 4 PUNCH HOLES IN YOUR EARRINGS
My files do not include precut holes. I prefer to cut holes in my earrings using my leather punch. It is my preference. I think a leather punch gives you more control over where you want to place your earring hole.
I set my punch on the smallest setting.
For this design, you’ll want to make sure you punch a hole in the center. You can go about this two ways. You can fold your earring in half to find the exact center. Punch your hole.
OR you could use a ruler to measure the exact center. Use a pencil to mark the center and punch!
STEP 5 ATTACH HOOKS TO YOUR EARRINGS
Open up your earring hook with your jewelry pliers. I prefer the flat nose pliers for this!
Thread your hook into your earring and clamp the hood back together.
Repeat this step with the other earring.