DIY Leather Earrings

by Dezi Moss | Jul 31, 2014

I am a little obsessed with two things right now: compasses and leather. I also have a natural inclination toward DIY fashion, so I thought, why not put all of my favorite things together? Leather compass earrings are what came of it. This project is awesome because they are extremely simple to make and looks amazing, so try out the Cricut Explore® Pen on leather using a compass or another fun design.

Here is what you need:

Cricut Explore® machine
Cricut Design Space™; software
12 in x 12 in StrongGrip Cricut® mat
Cricut® Antiquity Pen in Midnight
6.5 in W x 3.5 in H Vegetable Tanned Leather
Heavy-duty hole punch
Earring wire
Jump Rings

Click here to open the Leather Earrings project in Cricut Design Space
. When the project opens, read through the instructions and click “Make it Now.”

Follow the instructions in Cricut Design Space to cut the earrings from leather. The project file creates 3 sets of earrings; each earing measures 1.5” W x 1.5” H.

Use a heavy-duty hole punch to cut holes in the leather for the jump rings.

 Connect two jump rings and ear wire using pliers. 

Connect the jump ring to the leather medallion using pliers.

It is just that easy!


Peace & Love,


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  3. 3 Linda M 05 Aug

    I agree with Gail.  I would like to know the design names and where you got the leather disc etc

    Thanks.  Lovely project.

  4. 4 Gail 03 Aug
    This is nice but why don't you give more details. What thickness of leather?  What setting on the Explore do you use?  Which mat is recommended?  Thanks
  5. 5 brenda 03 Aug
    I would like to make these also.  Where can I get the leather?  And can you use the expression to cut leather?
    thank you for a great project idea
  6. 6 Kathy Hoffman 02 Aug

    Where do you get the leather? What are the specs? What settings work for leather? Will the cricut expressions cut leather? Love the project!! Many Thanks

  7. 7 Julie c 02 Aug
    Where can you find the leather? I want to make these today!!
  8. 8 Pat 01 Aug
    Could you tell me a good resource for the leather?  Is it available in local craft stores?  Thank you.
  9. 9 Amanda Coleman 31 Jul
    Wow!  These earrings are amazing!  I can't wait to try making my own!