Some family retro ornaments


#1

I was preparing to go visit my aunt and uncle in Canada with my mother and wanted to make a more personal gift for them. My mothers side of the family has a long history of ginger ale as the family owned a company that made it for a couple of generations


so I chose that as my theme. First I found a picture on the web for the old bottles.

Then I pulled it into illustrator and worked out a vector version of it using the image as reference.

I then drew a bottle shape using a similar picture as a reference and did some score line shading for the top of the bottle since that part was traditionally colored green or gold and ended up with a decent looking ornament shape.

then off to the Glowforge after I loaded it up with some of the lighter colored hardwood (Maple?) I had to do a few minor revisions before I got the shapes I wanted separated into the right jobs so I could use raster, score and cut jobs. It cut nicely the first try. I could probably reduce the power of the score lines a bit still, but the darker lines they produced in the center look pretty cool I think.

I removed all the little protective paper bits and added some ribbons to finish them off and they look pretty nice. Now my mother and her brother each get one :slight_smile:


Weekly Highlights for the week of Dec 25, 2016
#2

Wow. We get so carried away with complicated stuff at the office that sometimes we forget how cool simple 2d stuff can look.


#3

That’s a great personalized gift and it came out great.


#4

What a memorable gift! I’ll bet it will be their favorite.


#5

I’m a big believer that something simple that is more personal is much better. But personal with a family as well as historical tie will make it treasured. You may have set the bar quite high for next year… and the next! ha!


#6

Love the personalized touch…that will become an heirloom! :relaxed:


#7

Really thoughful and very cool. They’re great!


#8

Very cool project with personal meaning. The Glowforge excels at this. Thanks for sharing.


#9

What a wonderful and thoughtful gift


#10

Those turned out great! Nice job on the label rework. Very clean.


#11

That’s soooooo cooooool!!!


#12

Great idea, and execution to match! :sunglasses:


#13

Came out good! Nice job on the vector


#14

These are gorgeous! I definitely see my handmade ornament productivity going up next year :grinning: