For something so easily produced it has a lovely hand crafted feel and everything we used was recycled from old clothes that we tea stained to give a soft look.
You can create this both with a laser cutter or by hand if you don't have access to one using scissors and buttons.
Changing the material and colours drasticly changes how the necklace feels and what kind of statement you want to make.
It takes about 1 hour to cut and make this necklace so why not give it a go
The team at Littlebiglaser.com
Step 1: The Concept Of The Flower Necklace
We used AutoCAD 2011 to create our flowers and shape our base layer.
We were able to use AutoCAD not only for the perfection of the design but also able to use it to directly output the cut parts directly to the laser.
We love AutoCAD due to its easy nature to create complex repeated parts that always come out just how we have drawn them.
We have included the AutoCAD 2011 file as well as a Corel Draw file that you can use to make your own (although not for financial gain or for profit please)
Step 2: Materials & Equipment
- A4 Sheet of Felt
- 4 x A3 Sized sheets of fabric
- 1 Meter of ribbon
- 3mm thick white acrylic
- Reel of cotton
We used the following tools in our instructable :
- Laser cutter (in our case a Universal Laser 4.60)
- Hot glue gun and sticks
- Cutting Mat
- Sewing needle
- Sewing Machine (optional)