These gold flecked Cork Earrings are the perfect accessory for your favorite outfit!
A couple of months ago at SNAP conference, I was introduced to a new product from DMC – stitchable cork! It’s so cute and trendy! Instantly I wanted to make jewelry with it. Cork is so hot right now! I was inspired after creating my Craft Foam Earrings!
Supplies for Cork Earrings!
Stitchable cork with gold flecks
1.5 inch hole punch
Standard single hole punch
Fish hook earrings and jump rings
Needle nose pliers
I tried cutting the cork fabric on the Cricut Maker. Unfortunately, I was unable to get it to adhere to any of the mats. The fabric on the back of the stitchable cork would not adhere to anything. I’m not sure if it was because it came in a roll and it was curled funny. At any rate, I did cut the leather backing for the earrings with the machine and it cut like butter.
Using your 1.5 inch hole punch, punch out the cork circles for the front of the earrings.
If you have a Cricut Maker, you can make a circle shape the same size to cut out the faux leather backing. You can also use the hole punch. It’s up to you. I was experimenting with it so I used the machine.
Use your standard hole punch to punch a hole in the cork for the earrings to fit in. Using that cork circle piece as a guide, add leather backing and punch hole in same place. Repeat with other earring.
Next you will glue the leather backing to the cork. The glue will ooze through to the front of the cork. I just smeared it around like Mod Podge since it will dry clear.
Place glued leather and cork circles in a folded piece of wax paper and place under a heavy book to dry and flatten.
Assembling Cork Earrings
After the earrings are dry, attach a jump ring through the hole. Close jump ring with pliers and add another jump ring. Add the fish hook earring to the last jump ring and close with pliers.
Now you are all set with a super trendy new pair of earrings!
I absolutely LOVE these earrings! I get so many compliments on them!
I’d love for you to pin this image!