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:
Tape your basswood to your StrongGrip Mat.
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.
I tried cutting vinyl to decorate them, but they’re just too small. I ended up using gold leaf and a paint pen instead.
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.
For the circle and one of the hexagons, I put Mod Podge over half of the earring, and covered it with gold leaf.
For the other pair of hexagon earrings, I covered the whole thing with Mod Podge, then added smaller flakes of the gold leaf.
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?