These feather earrings set might be my favorite out of all the leather earrings I’ve made.
They were so easy to make and there are so many different things you can add to them with the base design.
For a couple of the designs, I just resized the same template and layered it. For another design, I added a little pendant and it now looks like a peacock feather. So many possibilities!
I used my Cricut to make these feather earrings but you can also do this with an Exacto knife. I would recommend if you are using the Cricut to use the rotary blade. If you only have a Cricut Explorer, I would stick to stiffer leather or faux leather and a Strong Grip mat.
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Materials for Feather Leather Earrings
Leather or Faux Leather – I like using faux leather for this set, there are just so many cuts that and using leather would take forever. Here are some of my favorite sets:
- Cricut Faux Leather Sampler: while they are the most expensive, they are the easiest to cut with just a fine point blade.
- Full assorted set from Amazon
- Metallic and Pastel assorted set from Amazon
- Metallic Pastels set from Amazon
Template – I’ve included this full set of feather earrings for free in both SVG and printable formats in my resource library.
Tips for Making the Feather Leather Earrings
Cutting the Leather
Again, I like to use the Rotary Blade with the Cricut Maker and the Standard Grip green mat. I place the leather color/smooth side down.
If you are using a fine point blade, I would recommend placing the leather fuzzy side down on some transfer paper and then placing the transfer paper down on a Standard Grip mat at minimum if not a Strong Grip mat.
Be sure to mirror opposite earrings when you are setting things up in Design space.
Assembling the Earring
I like to use 2 pliers to bend and rebend the wires. I find some of them are too small to hold with my fingers.
Jump rings are your friend especially if you are going to add multiple pieces together. I like to bend the jump right so that the meeting point is offset, not pulled apart. When you push it back together, doing it this way will help it keep its shape.
Additional accessories to consider
There are may other things you add to the base design. My favorite is actually using metallic sharpies and just coloring in part of the design.
You also iron on some HTV.
I used a little drop bead charm for one of the feathers along with a gold chain.