First glowforge project!

I’ve been waiting to get a Glowforge for sometime. I’m so excited the way my first project came out!!!

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Pretty! :slightly_smiling_face:

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Thank you!!:blush:

Ugh I hate it when people roll in with their first project and it’s this good. GROSS.

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Awesome!

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This is really nice. I look forward to seeing more of your work.

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This is lovely…I like the color. Is this leather…and did you make the entire thing with the Glowforge?

*just noticed under the header that it says leather.

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It’s real leather (I have an Etsy store). The only thing I did on the glowforge was the print/etching. I cut the leather with a rotary cutter and stitched with my Juki industrial machine. I’ll try cutting leather next. :blush:

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I am also a leather artist that creates firearms accessories and I purchased the GF to embeliish my leather. You are going to have an INSANE amount FUN!!!

PM sometime and I will share my leather tips with you.

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same lol

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That is simply beautiful. And stunning. Color me impressed!

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No kidding. there should be some kind of guidelines here people. first projects need to be ho hum! not terrific!

Sheesh…

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very nice work! The GF is incredible at adding artwork to just about anything!

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That’s a great first project. Looks very well done!!! Congrats.

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Nice to see a heading where this is the first time so and so has posted and it isn’t a rant about how they bought a brick that won’t cut through anything etc etc etc.
It just goes to show, if you do your homework first you can do amazing things with your Glowforge.

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Awesome start! Welcome to the forum!!

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Thanks everyone! It was really easy. I just used the Glowforge thin leather setting, added the artwork, then hit engrave. I’m a bag maker (I’ve been selling on Etsy for years) so after the print, I sewed the wallet together! I am now trying to etch a pic of a dog on a patch (as for a gift for someone). Printing a picture seems harder. So I’ll mess with the settings and try to figure out the best setting for a detailed picture. Wish me luck!! :joy:

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May I ask what type of leather you used? The dye / color work is beautiful.

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It was 2.5 oz Italian leather I had. Hardly any smell (but I did roll my Glowforge on the patio to engrave). I put it on a wheeled cart so I can roll it outside or in another room (other than my studio).

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I’ve envied the Italian leathers I’ve seen but hesitate to use it since GF really only recommends using veg tan leather. Not sure, but I think the stuff used in the tanning process for anything else is bad for the inside of the GF. I’ve done a bit of leather engraving myself and it’s pretty cool!

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