How to make stud earrings with a Cricut Maker + Basswood!
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Hey guys, it's Megan!
I recently made a video showing you 5 EASY crafts you can make with your Cricut Maker.
One of my favorite projects from that video were these stud earrings:
I haven’t seen many people make stud earrings with cutting machines. If you Google “Cricut earrings” most of the results are for dangly earrings.
With a product as popular as Cricut, usually there’s a reason for this. But, you know me, I had to see if it was possible!
For this project you’ll need:
Make sure the knife blade is in your machine, and load your mat.
It says you’ll need to cut 14 passes, but since these were small I only needed 10.
This project works best with simple shapes. I tried cutting some more detailed things like these flowers, but they kinda fell apart.
I made my earrings a little less than 1/2 an inch each.
On Cricut’s website, they say that your mileage may vary when cutting basswood shapes under 3/4 of an inch.
Fell free to experiment with different shapes to see what works!
I removed the basswood from my mat, then sanded down the edges of my earrings.
I painted each piece with acrylic paint.
First I glued on the earring backs to make them easier to hold.
I poked them into some cardboard for a little more stability.
For the diamond and the heart shaped lock, I drew the details with a black posca pen.
To finish them off, I sealed each earring with UV resin.
And that was it! I love how these earrings turned out, and I definitely want to make more.
These would make great gifts - you could even use your Cricut to cut a paper “card” like the ones on earrings at the store!
Do you have your ears pierced?