Design Tutorial: 5 Types of Faux Leather Earring Cut Files in Silhouette Studio

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I’m sure you know, but it seems like faux leather earrings cut with a Silhouette or Cricut are taking the internet by storm. I love the trend and if you don’t design many of your own cut files, these are a great place to start because they are created with simple shapes.

I’ve said it so many times on the blog before: One way to make your business stand out during trends is to create your own cut files. Of course, doing so insures that your products look different from other small businesses. Let’s get designing!

Design Tutorial: 5 Type of Faux Leather Earrings in Silhouette Studio

(Note: The following tutorials use Business Edition, version 4.1.206.)

Design 1: Teardrop

  1. Once in Silhouette Studio, draw a circle using the ‘Draw an Ellipse’ tool. DIY Design Tutorial: 5 Types of Faux Leather Earrings in Silhouette Studio for Cameo, Portrait, or Curio - By cuttingforbusiness.com
  2. Draw a triangle using the ‘Draw a Polygon’ tool. DIY Design Tutorial: 5 Types of Faux Leather Earrings in Silhouette Studio for Cameo, Portrait, or Curio - By cuttingforbusiness.com
  3. Drag the circle onto the bottom of the triangle. Resize the circle if needed to make sure that it lines up with the bottom corners of the triangle. DIY Design Tutorial: 5 Types of Faux Leather Earrings in Silhouette Studio for Cameo, Portrait, or Curio - By cuttingforbusiness.com
  4. Select both the triangle and the circle and right click, then select ‘Weld”. DIY Design Tutorial: 5 Types of Faux Leather Earrings in Silhouette Studio for Cameo, Portrait, or Curio - By cuttingforbusiness.com
  5. Draw another small circle. This time, hold down the ‘Shift’ key to keep it round (instead of oval). Drag this circle where you want to attach the earring hardware. DIY Design Tutorial: 5 Types of Faux Leather Earrings in Silhouette Studio for Cameo, Portrait, or Curio - By cuttingforbusiness.com
  6. Finally, ‘Select All’ (Command/Control + A on your keyboard). Then, right click and ‘Group’, then right click and ‘Duplicate’. You’ve got two earring designs ready to resize then cut.

Design 2: Hollow Teardrops

Now that you’ve mastered the simple teardrop, let’s make it hollow. This is perfect for layered style earrings!

  1. Using the above tutorial, let’s go back to step 4. After welding your triangle and circle, you’ll end up with something like this: DIY Design Tutorial: 5 Types of Faux Leather Earrings in Silhouette Studio for Cameo, Portrait, or Curio - By cuttingforbusiness.com
  2. Now, you’ll use the ‘Offset Panel’ (‘Panels’, ‘Offset’) to do an internal offset. Experiment with the offset amount to get the result you want. Click the ‘Apply’ button when you are satisfied. DIY Design Tutorial: 5 Types of Faux Leather Earrings in Silhouette Studio for Cameo, Portrait, or Curio - By cuttingforbusiness.com
  3. After you add a small circle for the earring hardware, this hollow teardrop is ready to cut.

Design 3: Striped Hollow Teardrops

Enjoying designing? After you create the hollow teardrop above, add some rectangles across it to make stripes.

  1. From the last step in the tutorial above, select both teardrops, then navigate to ‘Object’, ‘Modify’, and ‘Subtract’. The inner teardrop will be subtracted from the outer teardrop leaving only an outline. DIY Design Tutorial: 5 Types of Faux Leather Earrings in Silhouette Studio for Cameo, Portrait, or Curio - By cuttingforbusiness.com
  2. Draw a skinny rectangle and duplicate it a few times. DIY Design Tutorial: 5 Types of Faux Leather Earrings in Silhouette Studio for Cameo, Portrait, or Curio - By cuttingforbusiness.com
  3. Drag your rectangles across your teardrop outline – spacing them evenly. DIY Design Tutorial: 5 Types of Faux Leather Earrings in Silhouette Studio for Cameo, Portrait, or Curio - By cuttingforbusiness.com
  4. Use the knife tool to cut off the excess of the rectangles, then delete the excess. DIY Design Tutorial: 5 Types of Faux Leather Earrings in Silhouette Studio for Cameo, Portrait, or Curio - By cuttingforbusiness.com
  5. ‘Select all’ the pieces, then right click to ‘Weld’ them together. DIY Design Tutorial: 5 Types of Faux Leather Earrings in Silhouette Studio for Cameo, Portrait, or Curio - By cuttingforbusiness.com
  6. After you add a hole for the earring wire to attach to and resize, this file is ready to cut.

Design 4: Diagonal Striped Square

Tired of the teardrop shape? Try out a square.

  1. Draw a box using the ‘Draw a Rectangle’ tool. Hold down the ‘Shift’ key to make it square. DIY Design Tutorial: 5 Types of Faux Leather Earrings in Silhouette Studio for Cameo, Portrait, or Curio - By cuttingforbusiness.com
  2. Use the offset function as we did in Design 2 above to create a second box inside the first. DIY Design Tutorial: 5 Types of Faux Leather Earrings in Silhouette Studio for Cameo, Portrait, or Curio - By cuttingforbusiness.com
  3. Navigate to ‘Object’, ‘Modify’, and ‘Subtract’. The inner box will be subtracted from the outer box leaving only an outline. DIY Design Tutorial: 5 Types of Faux Leather Earrings in Silhouette Studio for Cameo, Portrait, or Curio - By cuttingforbusiness.com
  4. Draw several rectangles and duplicate them. DIY Design Tutorial: 5 Types of Faux Leather Earrings in Silhouette Studio for Cameo, Portrait, or Curio - By cuttingforbusiness.com
  5. Draw them across your square design – spaced evenly. DIY Design Tutorial: 5 Types of Faux Leather Earrings in Silhouette Studio for Cameo, Portrait, or Curio - By cuttingforbusiness.com
  6. Use the knife tool to cut away the excess diagonal lines. DIY Design Tutorial: 5 Types of Faux Leather Earrings in Silhouette Studio for Cameo, Portrait, or Curio - By cuttingforbusiness.com
  7. ‘Select all’ the pieces, then right click to ‘Weld’ them together. DIY Design Tutorial: 5 Types of Faux Leather Earrings in Silhouette Studio for Cameo, Portrait, or Curio - By cuttingforbusiness.com
  8. After you add a hole for the earring wire to attach to and resize, this file is ready to cut.

Design 5: Rectangle Cut Out

One more before you go!

  1. Prefer something a little different? Start with a skinny rectangle. DIY Design Tutorial: 5 Types of Faux Leather Earrings in Silhouette Studio for Cameo, Portrait, or Curio - By cuttingforbusiness.com
  2. Add any shape to the bottom center (circle, heart, leaf, and so on). Then subtract it from the rectangle. DIY Design Tutorial: 5 Types of Faux Leather Earrings in Silhouette Studio for Cameo, Portrait, or Curio - By cuttingforbusiness.com
  3. After you add a hole for the earring wire to attach to and resize, this file is also ready to cut.

As you can see, there’s no need to buy cut files to create earrings in Silhouette Studio. All you need is a few minutes.

Don’t forget: I’ve got free earring card templates to mount your earrings on after you create them in this post.

Need help with the actual earring assembly? Hop over to this tutorial by Lycia.

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8 thoughts on “Design Tutorial: 5 Types of Faux Leather Earring Cut Files in Silhouette Studio”

  1. I’ve been wanting to try this and got some faux leather this past weekend. Your tutorial on making your own designs is inspiring. Thanks for the ideas!

  2. Hi, I was wondering what settings you are cutting on? I’ve tried multiple times and cannot get a good enough cut. Bought the deep cut blade and everything.
    Thanks.

  3. Thanks Christine, This was a fun review. I think I might make a pair to go with a T-shirt I made for the 4th, too.

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