First time poster here. I bought my glowforge early October with hopes to use it with my clothing design. I still have yet to create anything on fabric as I got distracted by the numerous wood and acrylic options. Here are some items I made (not in the order I made them) :
One of the first projects I tackled was making keychains for the dog rescue my mom volunteers for. I used it as a learning experience for both altering files to get the engrave I like, and learning how different materials look when engraved. I engraved these designs in every material I had on hand yet for some reason I only have pictures of the PG Medium Blue Acrylic
I had the most difficulty with getting the halo and the wings to read with this being such a small scale and the original image having both of them in a gold color. Had to learn a little about adobe to transform the image.
I made a bunch of various keychains for my family and friends and kind of hit a wall because I didnt know how to create my own original files to make things. Then I found the glorious “free files” tab and found this amazing desk organizer. I work at Yardhouse and was always annoyed at the desk organization my managers had in their office. So, I made this, complete with the company logo (which i screenshot from my phone) and some ornate hops (which I got from adobe stock photos:
Next thing I wanted to tackle was some swag for my friends birthday. Him and his roommate call their apartment “T.K.'s Lounge” because it has both of their first initials and they have a “tiki lounge” sign that they ripped the “I’s” off. I decided they needed an official sign as well as some coasters.
Riding the high of “wow, signs are easy and people are impressed by them” high I continued to make one for my dog, my best friends newborn baby, and my cousin who just got married;
And as Christmas came, so did the ornaments. I do not own the rights to most of these images, which stinks because I think I could definitely sell them.
And the last thing I will post is something else I found in the free files section that I added my own images to; phone stands (which surprisingly work great with my IPad as well.)
Sorry for the extra long post, but hopefully this gives someone some inspiration as everyones posts have given me.