DIY Faux Leather Jewelry {and giveaway!}

I’ve discovered my new favorite crafting medium, and it’s downright awesome. I’m envisioning a plethora of ways to use it, but I’m starting off with this DIY Faux Leather Jewelry set! For those of you who think a Cricut is only for paper crafts, I’m getting ready to blow your mind! This post is brought to you by Cricut. This post may contain affiliate links.

DIY Faux Leather Jewelry made with the Cricut Explore

 

DIY Faux Leather Jewelry made with the Cricut Explore

 

This earring and necklace set is made with Cricut Faux Leather. It has the look and feel of real leather, but it is thin enough to be cut with the Cricut Explore Air without a special cutting blade.

Let’s get down to business!

Supplies:

Additional Necklace Supplies:

Additional Earring Supplies:

  • Earring jewelry findings. The earring hardware that I am using came with the jump ring attached, but yours may not.
  • Jewelry pliers

 

Using my cut file, cut two pieces for each jewelry piece. Since the faux leather is felt backed, I cut two pieces to that I could glue them together. If you design to design your own jewelry, just be sure to mirror one of the images per piece prior to cutting.

 

DIY Faux Leather Jewelry made with the Cricut Explore

 

Using washi tape, tape off the top half of each faux leather piece. Be sure to press the tape firmly and smooth it out over the faux leather to  prevent paint leaks under the tape.

 

DIY Faux Leather Jewelry made with the Cricut Explore

 

Paint the bottom half with the metallic paint. Let dry completely. Repeat with each piece.

DIY Faux Leather Jewelry made with the Cricut Explore

 

Remove the tape once the paint has dried.

 

DIY Faux Leather Jewelry made with the Cricut Explore

 

Next use the Fabric Fusion to attach each piece to its mate. The pieces should fit flawlessly together. Follow the directions on the bottle to adhere the pieces together.

DIY Faux Leather Jewelry made with the Cricut Explore

 

With a sharp needle or micropunch, make a small hole in the top of each piece.

 

DIY Faux Leather Jewelry made with the Cricut Explore

 

To finish the necklace:

DIY Faux Leather Jewelry made with the Cricut Explore

 

Use the jewelry pliers to open the jump ring.

Tip: Open the jump ring by twisting the ends slightly rather than pulling them apart. This will help them to go back together the way that they were.

DIY Faux Leather Jewelry made with the Cricut Explore

 

Thread the jump ring through the hole in the necklace pendant. Attach the jump ring to the chain, and use the jewelry pliers to close the jump ring.

DIY Faux Leather Jewelry made with the Cricut Explore

 

Repeat with the earrings. The process may be a little different based on the jewelry findings that you purchased, but the general steps of attaching a jump ring to the faux leather piece and then attaching the jump ring to the earring post should still be basically the same.

DIY Faux Leather Jewelry made with the Cricut Explore

 

These pieces are the perfect accessory for a fall wardrobe!

DIY Faux Leather Jewelry made with the Cricut Explore

 

DIY Faux Leather Jewelry made with the Cricut Explore

I’m excited to join 22 other super talented bloggers for the Fall Cricut Challenge. Check out what these talented ladies created below and enter to win a HUGE box of supplies from Cricut!

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DIY Faux Leather Jewelry from It Happens In A Blink

DIY Trick or Treat Bags from Housewives of Riverton

Easy Triangle Garland from Our Thirfty Ideas

Halloween Skull Leggings from 7Alive

Fall No Sew Buffalo Check Pillow from Lydi Out Loud

Brand Sparkling New Onesie from Tastefully Frugal

Cinderella Pumpkins from Auntie Tay

DIY Halloween Pillow from The Happy Scraps

Falling For You Shirt from The Quiet Grove

Faux Leather Flower Clips from 5 Little Monsters

Something Wicked This Way Comes Banner from Albion Gould

Blessed Flower Arrangement from Crafting In The Rain

Squad Ghouls Halloween T-Shirt from Housewife Eclectic

DIY Leather Bows from Artsy-Fartsy Mama

BOO Halloween Headbands from RaeGun Ramblings

DIY Flower Skull From Cloudy Day Gray

Kids Thanksgiving Graphic T-Shirts from Over The Big Moon

Faux Leather Floral Cuffs from Hello Creative Family

Fall Paper Leaf Wreath from Frenchie Wraps

Glitter Apron from Midge and Madge

DIY Fall Mantel from Major Hoff Takes A Wife

Halloween Party Props from Nite Owl Creates

Disney Savings Jar from Inspiration Made Simple

DIY Farmhouse Sign from A Southern Mother

Want to make one (or all) of these projects? We’ve teamed up with Cricut to help with that! Enter through the widget below to win a HUGE box full of supplies including:cricut-supplies

Variety 3 Pack of Cutting Mats

Premium Cutting Blade

Seaside Pen Set

Pearl Paper Sampler

Poster Board Brights Set

Glitter Vinyl Sampler

Printable Vinyl

Patina Pebbled Faux Leather Sampler

Black Iron On Vinyl

Glitter Gold Iron On Vinyl

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Comments

  1. says

    I love these! The color blocking is the best part. And the faux leather- just used it yesterday for my son’s indian tepee project, LOL!
    It was fun crafting with you during this challenge!

  2. staci says

    Beautiful! What setting did you use to cut the leather? I’ve had a hard time with faux leather, it moves when its cutting. I’ve been thinking of trying a stabilizer, do you have any tips?

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