Canada Day is developing (July 1) However you would not have to be a patriotic Canadian to understand the maple leaf. The distinctive form, to not point out the gorgeous fall colours, is symbolic of fall. If autumn is your favourite season, then this layered fake leather-based maple leaf love tutorial is for you!
The Maple Leaf Love is a brand new SVG lower file accessible on my Etsy. As with my different lower file, you’ll be able to promote what you make!
Die cutters just like the Cricut (which I’ve) or the Silhouette are nice for making leather-based jewellery as a result of you’ll be able to lower designs persistently time after time.
One of many explanation why I like utilizing fake leather-based is as a result of the die cutters simply lower by way of this materials like butter! Real leather-based might be robust to chop with older die cutters like mine. I personally desire to make use of the laser cutter for actual leather-based due to this subject. Fake leather-based can solely be lower on die cutters. Fake leather-based is usually created from PVC – laser cutters will launch harmful chlorine gasoline through the burning/slicing course of.
Skinny fake leather-based which is about 1 mm thick is good for making layered types. I used Cricut’s fake leather-based pattern collections – the country fake suede and the fake pebbled patina – to create the examples proven right here.
You must use the robust grip or cloth mats for slicing leather-based or fake leather-based, in any other case the fabric will shift through the slicing course of. One other tip is to put the fabric proper aspect down. I forgot one time and you may see the fuzzies caught on the mat beneath. (Slaps hand to brow!)
As soon as I lower out leaves, it was a matter of simply taking part in with the coordinating colours and the lower outs to create totally different combos of double leaves or coronary heart designs.
I sized my designs to about 2 inches in peak. That meant that the Cricut blade didn’t achieve slicing out a lot of the holes. Not an issue you probably have a gap puncher or a leather-based punch. I used my 1.eight mm gap punch pliers. It’s best to place the 2 layers collectively and punch by way of each.
E6000 is a versatile glue and so will work for gluing the 2 leather-based items collectively. The flexibleness means there’s some give when the earrings are dealt with. It’s form of messy to make use of although.
A superb various is the versatile glue from Starbond which I completely love. I’ve been testing it since I obtained some for evaluation. The Starbond glues are very robust and sturdy. Plus every bottle has a nozzle which makes software of this liquid glue a breeze. Starbond makes a variety of specifically formulated cyanoacrylate glues for crafts and lapidary work that are much less brittle and superior to the frequent superglue.
How robust are the Starbond glues? Fairly robust. Keep in mind the gemstone impressed smartphone covers I reviewed? The adhesive pads of the ring holders weren’t robust sufficient. So I reglued them with Starbond Medium. I transfer the ring on my cowl a number of occasions a day and lo and behold, it’s nonetheless firmly connected.
I discovered it simpler to use the glue to the leaf layer with the lower out. When piecing each layers collectively, begin with the leaf stem and goal to do the highest of the leaf subsequent, then the remainder of the design.
One factor, in the event you get somewhat of the glue in your finger, Contact ID on iPhones is not going to work till mentioned glue is eliminated out of your finger. The glue obscures the fingerprint! Who, me? ?
Nothing is wasted….together with this boo-boo (proven beneath) when slicing went awry. The fake leather-based sheet was not firmly connected to the grip mat and it lifted up throughout slicing and I used to be compelled to abort the lower. No downside as I simply glued a leaf lower out over it!
I used pinch bails to connect the leaves to ear wires for a neater end. See this previous put up – Learn how to Remove Utilizing Leap Rings for Earrings for extra info.
I had a lot enjoyable with the maple leaf love design. I hope you’ll too! NB Laser lower wooden variations might be in my retailer sooner or later!
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