I decided to share a file I finished. It’s simple, but a friend wanted some earrings that could easily be seen in zoom meetings.
Please follow forums rules and only print for personal use. It looks simple, and it is, but there was some testing and trial and error involved to make sure the stars didn’t char.
Just to be clear, the first set is all cuts, the second it in case you wanted to engrave the stars and stripes instead.
Edit: I changed the file a little to match your recommendations. I don’t know how the loop is going to change, but I lowered it more into the earring (I lowered the actual hole to give it more space, but the loop looked a little funky after that- so I tried making it thicker and lower), got rid of a couple of extra nodes I found, and made it a little bigger (I wanted them to be around an inch…I don’t wear drop earrings so I don’t know what is the norm-but that was as big as I could stand-whoever wants to can cut it as big as they’d like, just adjust the holes to match). I think I originally sized them before adding stars to the 2020 (I couldn’t find a way I like to make a hole for hanging the earring).
I understand what you were saying about cut order. It made sense (like the rest of your advice), so I changed the original file to match what you were saying. My glowforge is usually smarter than I am and mostly cuts them in an order that doesn’t cause fires or misalignment, but I don’t remember what order these were cut in.
I can’t test it, it’s too hot here, but hopefully it works out.