I came across a design for an earring stand on a the laser-template site but it was a bit too long and wide for my Glowforge Plus. After doing some math and scaling things down a bit to fit and here it is, It is from PG Draftboard. (side note- tested it on some 3mm cardboard first). Dimensions are about 10.5 x 10.5. This was my first living hinge design and I am happy how it turned out. For the card stock, my wife had some laying around from her scrapbooking / cricut machine that I used. She offered to cut it but I said I wanted to try the laser out. Glad I did! I found some good settings and used the Krylon tack spray mentioned in the forums here, stuck perfectly while cutting, and I think it turned out well.
I also cut a ton of earrings, some my design and some that I found online. All from 1.6mm Amazon Black walnut and sealed with spray lacquer. My two daughters are currently beta testing a pair.
I am doing all this because my kids have a “Santa Shop” for their school where they invite crafters to come in and sell stuff to students. It’s giving me some motivation to learn and hopefully make a little money along the way. I hope I’ll get more mileage at craft shows or Maker Faires in the future. Next up is engraving some pencils with a jig…
The people in the community are so helpful here, just wanted to say thanks- really helped me jumpstart into my Glowforge crafting hobby/business!