Archive for January, 2012

Laser Cut Wooden Butterflies

January 28, 2012 5 comments

I should have been filling in my tax return this week, and instead I’ve been doing all sorts of other things to try and avoid it*. I’m always fascinated by the “task avoidance” exercises that I perform at this time of year – my house ends up really clean and tidy and I get a year’s worth of filing and admin done, all so I don’t have to sit down at my computer and fill in forms.

Eventually I end up doing task avoidance on the task avoidance as well, and suddenly get very creative. This week has been no exception, and my laser cutter has been helping me to avoid all of that other stuff. We have made some wooden butterfly beads:

laser cut wooden butterfly beads

They’re actually surprisingly robust, despite looking quite fragile. They make great necklaces all by themselves, but I’m going to experiment with adding other beads and findings to necklaces. I’ve put a few on ebay/etsy, but I’m also able to sell them in larger quantities if anyone fancies becoming a re-seller.










(By “it” I mean avoiding filling in the form – not avoiding tax!!)

Laser-Cut Lacy Hearts

January 28, 2012 Leave a comment

This week I’ve been playing with my laser cutter and I’ve created some multi-layered lacy heart designs. I love the way the laser cutter gives really crisp edges to the designs.

pink-red laser cut hearts - closeup


They make brilliant card toppers – I’ve put some double sided tape on the back of them so that –  hey presto! – I can create instant valentine cards.

I’ve put some on ebay and etsy, in case anyone wants to buy any:

white/red laser cut lacy heart card toppers

pink/red laser cut lacy heart card toppers


Can’t get enough of them at the moment – I’ve been making loads of them!

laser cut lacy heart card toppers