Jump on the faux leather trend with this easy to make Faux Leather Initial Jewelry Pendant, made with the Cricut Explore Air 2. Thank you to Cricut for sponsoring today’s project. This post may contain affiliate links.
I’m so excited to show you today’s project. I discovered something about my Cricut recently that rocked my world, and I think you’re going to love it, too.
The Cricut Pens will write on Cricut Faux Leather!
That’s right. A pretty hand written font on faux leather? Sign me up! I’ll show you how to create this simple Faux Leather Initial Jewelry Pendant using this method. Make one for yourself or for gift giving.
- Cricut Explore Air 2
- Cricut Faux Leather
- Cricut Gold Pen
- Cricut StrongGrip Mat (You may be able to use a Standard Grip Mat, but I wanted to make sure that my faux leather was secure.)
- Fabric Fusion or other fabric glue
- Jewelry pliers
- Jump ring
- Necklace chain
First, open up Cricut Design Space. Decide how large you want the pendant to be and make a circle that size. Make another smaller circle at the top. This where be where the jump ring will go.
Make the two circles and attached set.
Open up a text box and type the first initial of your name or your recipient’s name. Choose “Has a Writing Style” from the drop down menu and change the letter font to what you like best.
Drag the letter to the center of the circle and size to fit.
When making jewelry with Cricut Faux Leather, I always make a front and a back so that the piece looks like leather on both sides. Create a matching circle (without the letter) to be the back. Make everything an attached set.
Make sure the Cricut pen is in the Cricut and cut! For tips on using the Cricut pen on faux leather, see the bottom of the post.
To continue making the necklace, use the Fabric Fusion to glue the two pendant pieces together.
Use the jewelry pliers to twist the jump ring open.
Attach the jump ring to the pendant and then the jump ring to the chain. Use the pliers to close the jump ring.
My favorite combo is the gold against the brown, but there are so many color combinations!
I’ve tried the Cricut Pens on the Cricut Faux Leather for a few projects now, and here are a few things that I have learned.
-This isn’t fool proof. The pen may leave a small smudge on complex curves. Do not try this if you are limited on supplies or do not have time to experiment.
-For best results, use simple or line designs.
-If the Cricut pen smudges, grab an alcohol pad and gently wipe the ink. If you catch it before it dries, then you should be able to wipe it off.
If you haven’t tried cutting with Faux Leather, then you are missing out! It is one of my favorite crafting mediums. The Cricut Explore Air 2 can cut more than paper. It can cut:
–Vinyl (regular and iron-on!)
Using all of these products is easy! If you are a new Cricut owner, the range of possibility is huge. Learning to use the Cricut Explore and all of the different cutting materials may seem intimidating at first, but don’t be afraid to jump right in! You won’t regret it!
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.