DIY Engraved Bracelets are an amazing custom gift you can make for your fellow crocheters, crafters, or anyone on your gift list! Perfect for holidays, wedding parties, you name it – you can make dozens at a time with this Quick Cricut Craft tutorial on Moogly!
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Cricut Maker and the Engraving Tip
To engrave metal you need the Cricut Maker and the Engraving Tip – one of the adaptive tools available that make this machine so versatile! Be sure to use a Strong Grip Mat for this project too.
And then you need something to engrave of course. For this project, I picked up a set of bracelet blanks from ImpressArt. Luckily, the bending bar is included! You’ll also need a bit of masking tape to secure the metal on the mat – just to be safe!
Planning Your Project in Cricut Design Space
Once your supplies are in hand, it’s time to plan your project. You’ll want to note the size of the object you want to engrave and make sure to work within those measurements. Luckily, Cricut Design Space™ includes ruler lines to make it easy.
But what to engrave? Well, that part is up to you! There are lots of great images and fonts in Design Space to explore!
But I did create a Cricut Design Space file – CLICK HERE! – that you can use to get started. I’ve included 4 crafty-themed designs, all sized for the bracelets I used.
IMPORTANT! When you are on the Mat Prepare Screen (shown below), the bits you want to engrave may land all at the top – not on the bracelets! So be sure to move them down to the lines, and match the spacing when you put the bracelets on the cutting mat.
DIY Engraved Bracelets – Go Time!
Once you’ve decided what you want to engrave, it’s time to turn on the Cricut Maker machine and go! A couple notes on setup though! First of all, make sure every bit is set to engrave – see how I almost missed and drew one below!
I always like to do a “test run” first. If I’m cutting vinyl or iron on, I’ll run test with paper first. For this project, I engraved just one bracelet first!
Be sure to tape down the bracelets or metal to a Strong Grip Mat using masking tape. And don’t tape over the parts to be engraved! Remember – use the lines on the mat to match the lines on the mat in Design Space!
You’ll also want to make sure that the star wheels are pushed all the way to the right as shown above. Pick aluminum from the Materials options, and be sure to insert the Cricut Engraving Tip as directed!
Done in a Flash
After what’s really just a few minutes of set up… the engraving is done in a flash! The engraving tip uses just one pass to engrave the metal.
Depending on the complexity of your design, it could be done in minutes!
All that’s left at this point is to remove the bracelets from the mat, and add the bend using the included tool!
So Many Possibilities!
Making DIY Engraved Bracelets with the Cricut Maker is just so quick and easy! And there are so many possibilities for other projects here. Custom engraved jewelry of all types of course, but tags and labels, gifts, plaques, art… I am loving this new Cricut Engraving Tip!
I hope that this Cricut Engraving Tutorial inspires you to make some of your own special projects! I love how versatile the Cricut Maker is, and how I’m always discovering new crafting possibilities!
If this free Cricut project does inspire you, and you post a photo on social media, be sure to tag me @mooglyblog or #mooglyblog so I can check it out too! I love seeing what you make! Happy Crafting all!
THE FINE PRINT
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