Laser Thursday necklace:
Mother’s day is right around the corner, so I decided to use my Laser Thursday to make a necklace for my Mum.
She is moving out of the country in a few weeks, and has to leave behind a full house of all her photos/mementos. One of the pictures that she loves is a silhouette cut out of my sister and I done at Disney world 20 odd years ago.
I got my sister to sneak a photo of the cutout and text it to me:
I have been waiting for a reason to use this cool hexagon shaped jewelry finding:
I loved the idea of doing a friction fit in there and having you see both sides of the wood.
I brought the papercut photo into illustrator and did a trace. I glued two pieces of contrasting veneer together because I wanted it to be a little thicker and more durable since it would be worn a lot and then went to straight down to Laser Town!
This how the necklace came out. (I made two, so you can see how great that friction fit looks when it’s butted up to the very edge of the finding.)
I sanded and oiled the veneer, so it would have a feather soft feel when it’s being worn. I messed up a little with the glue on the very bottom, but I was able to sand it straight with a file and hopefully it’s not too obvious.
Now, I just moved to Seattle, and I have nothing in my new apartment to wrap this necklace up in. So I decided to make a quick box that I could mail it in.
That ended up looking like this:
And voila, a nice handmade for Mum!
It also had the fun side effect of sliding up and down. Cue goofy looping gif! (and wood stain fingers!)
Hope you guys like it!