After much dreaming I desided to have a go at designing my own timber laser cut jewellery. Here are the results! You can purchese these on my etsy shop @jaffacatdesigns
The Process of designing my jewellery normally starts with me narrowing down all the ideas I have floating around my head, I have to figure out which ones will work. To do this I make some quick thumbnail sketches and find a composition that works well for laser cutting. The design must be only two colours wood and etched wood. The detail can't be too fine or it will be hard to see. I then scan these sketches into adobe illustrator and trace them with the pen tool. I do a couple of test prints and refine the design until I am happy. Then I send off the designs to Vector Etch who do all the laser cutting. The earnings are designed to match the brooches but because they are small have a less detailed design.