I’ve been waiting to get a Glowforge for sometime. I’m so excited the way my first project came out!!!
Ugh I hate it when people roll in with their first project and it’s this good. GROSS.
This is really nice. I look forward to seeing more of your work.
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.
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.
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.
That is simply beautiful. And stunning. Color me impressed!
No kidding. there should be some kind of guidelines here people. first projects need to be ho hum! not terrific!
very nice work! The GF is incredible at adding artwork to just about anything!
That’s a great first project. Looks very well done!!! Congrats.
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.
Awesome start! Welcome to the forum!!
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!!
May I ask what type of leather you used? The dye / color work is beautiful.
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).
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!