Time Required :
About 30 minutes
Intermediate
Intermediate
You're somewhat experienced with the skills necessary to complete this project, but you haven't mastered all the elements, yet.

leather leaf amazonite earrings

These trendy Leather Leaf Amazonite Earrings, made from faux leather, are a cinch to make without the fussy measuring or cutting. So, turn on your Cricut® machine and click the provided link, found in the instructions below, to make a pair for yourself!
Step 1

First, click here for the design file in Cricut® Design Space™.

Step 2

Click 'Make It' in the upper right of your screen. Update the project copes to ‘2’ in the upper left corner of the next screen; then click ‘Continue' in the lower right.

Step 3

Select 'Faux Leather (Paper Thin)' for your material; then place your material, faux leather-side down, onto your cutting mat. Load it into your Cricut® machine and push the blinking Cricut® icon button. When it’s done cutting, unload the cutting mat and peel away the material.

Step 4

Repeat Step 3 with your second and third color of faux leather.

Step 5

Punch a small hole in the top of each faux leather leaf with leather hole punch pliers and add a jump ring.
TIP: To open and close a jump ring, just grasp the jump ring on both sides with chain nose pliers; then twist the ring open from side to side. Never pull the jump ring’s sides apart to open it, which can distort the ring’s shape.

Step 6

Carefully pull one side of an ear wire out of the top and slide on: two of the smallest faceted champagne beads, one jump ring at the top of a faux leaf, two small faceted beads, another leather leaf, two small faceted beads, a leather leaf and two more small faceted beads. Push the wire back into the tube at the top of the ear wire. Repeat for the second earring.

Step 7

To make the dangling bead link, slide one small faceted bead, three Amazonite beads and one more small faceted bead onto a headpin. Now:

  • Bend the wire to a 90° angle just above the last bead.
  • Trim wire to 3/8"-½" [0.95 cm-1.27 cm] from the bend.
  • Grasp the end of the eye pin wire between the jaws of a pair of round nose pliers.
  • Rotate the pliers toward you, keeping a firm grip on the wire until a small loop is formed.
  • Before closing the loop all of the way, slide it through the loop at the bottom of the tube holding the wire together at the top of the earring.

TIP: The link should now dangle inside your earring.

Step 8
Finally, open the lop at the bottom of a fishhook earring, slide it into the loop at the very top of the ear wire and close the loop. Repeat on the second earring.

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