Hi, friends! I have a different post for you today! This is not my usual card making post. I created some fun leather earrings! I used some faux leather from CRICUT and cut out some fun earring shapes. I then added some foil using my Spellbinders GLIMMER HOT FOIL SYSTEM. This worked like a charm, and I love how these earrings turned out! I have a video below that explains the whole process I used to create these.
These were so fun to make, and the Glimmer machine is so easy to use! Just turn it on and wait for the platform light to turn green. Once that first light is green, place your glimmer plate onto the platform and push the timer button. The timer light will blink for a minute or two, and then turn solid. Once the timer light is solid, your glimmer plate is heated up and you can add your foil and material.
I used both Copper and Champagne foils on these earrings. I like both colors, but I think the copper is my favorite against the rose gold leather.
When using leather in the Glimmer machine, make sure you refer to the instruction booklet that came with the machine. There is a little chart in there to let you know which sandwich to use with the material you chose. For leather, all you need is the cutting plate from your Platinum 6, or whichever Spellbinders cutting machine you are using.
I used several different glimmer plates to add foiled designs onto my earrings. Once all my pieces were foiled, I used my Tool In One to poke a hole to add the earring hoops. These were so easy! I created five pairs of earrings in no time at all. I even managed to create a necklace for myself, too. Just a chain, a jump ring, and a few charms and this necklace is ready to go!
I hope you enjoyed this fun (and different) way to use the Glimmer machine!
Thanks for stopping by!
Until next time,