Laser Cut Wood Jewelry… not new, but new to me and oh so fun!

I am always playing with new ways to make my art and jewelry…. Started laser cutting. I have a bit to learn, but what a fun way to make beautiful jewelry!

Etching, beading and now laser cutting…

I am having so much fun with making laser cut wood jewelry! It all started a couple weeks ago when I took my kids to the local “science lab”. They are open once a week to anyone who wants to show up. My boys build things with wood, wires, batteries… usually a car or boat or some other moving thing – they are so proud of what they can do and the guys there are so helpful… We go every week so while it is fun for them and I enjoy watching them, I wanted to do something productive at the same time – but what? Then one of them was showing me some things they made with the laser and I asked if I could make some things too… Now, I am hooked! I spent the following week drawing some designs – I got them scanned in and printed… and have some great results! I want to share them with you as well as a few other designs I found online. I never thought of making wood jewelry, but I think it will now have to be part of my jewelry line!

start to finish…

I pushed the limits on how thin I could make lines and have them work… I lost a few pieces due to them being way too delicate – but I learned a lot. I started with drawings I scanned into the computer – I then adjusted the file to be compatible with the laser cutter and got to work. The cutting process takes quite a while – so long in fact that I could not finish it in one session at the science lab – but after I got them home is when the fun began! I sanded, painted, beaded and attached everything I needed to finish them and have a product that I can’t wait to make again! I welcome any comments, color suggestions or pattern ideas…. let me know what you love!

progress…

laser cut jewelryThis is the first photo – fresh from the laser cutter, still smell of burned wood and still not even sanded….

laser cut wood jewelry

Sanded and some of them painted…. starting to look more like I imagined they would.

 

 

 

Laser cut wood necklace with beads and beautiful peacock blue/green paint….

laser cut wood necklacelaser cut jewelry....finished

Found these online and just liked them…

laser cut wood earrings Simple but pretty laser cut wood earrings. these come in many colors and I would have a hard time choosing! I liked them all….

laser cut wood earringspair of earrings I found and liked…

Laser cut…

A great idea! if you are like me and sensitive to the weight of earrings and can’t wear earrings, these feel much better! They are easy to find and beautiful! they also make great necklaces and I am in the process of making bracelets from wood (for another post)

 

 

 

 

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