Acrylic Valentines Day Necklace Charms
Creating beautiful glass edges when cutting acrylic - Using laser tape and a acrylic cutting grid table will help to create a nice down draft. Having a good down draft is important for creating beautiful glass edges when cutting acrylic.
This Valentine's Day, use your Speedy laser system to create colourful acrylic pendants for those dearest to you!
Trotec's online materials shop features a broad range of acrylics for you to choose from, so that you can make customize each gift's look.
- 1 sheet of TroGlass Color Gloss (1/8")
- Engraving table tape
- Necklace chain
- 6mm jump rings
- Needle nose pliers
Although we used TroGlass for this project, you are free to use any 1/8" acrylic sheet.
Trotec Laser and Accessories
- Speedy 400 (120 W)
- 2.0" lens
- Acrylic cutting grid table
NOTE: Any laser system from the Speedy series can be used for this project.
The key to creating a flame-polished edge on acrylic is to have a moderately strong down draft from the exhaust's vacuum. To prevent the material to move out of position, engraving table tape is an important tool to have.
Step by step
Step 1: Prepare the Artwork
Create your own pendant designs, or download our template (below) and make any desired edits. Send the finalized artwork to JobControl® using the print settings below.
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Step 2: Laser Process the TroGlass Sheet
Apply the engraving table tape to the back side of the acrylic sheet. Then, carefully position the sheet on the acrylic cutting grid table in your laser. The engraving tape will stick to the table, preventing the material from shifting when being cut.
To maximize the exhaust's suction force on the acrylic sheet, cover the remaining work area with material (e.g., paper sheets).
Laser Processing Parameters
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The optimal processing settings depend on your specific Speedy laser system and it's available wattage.
Standard TroGlass processing parameters for each model in the Speedy series can be downloaded HERE.
Step 3: Assemble the Necklace
To complete your first necklace, fix two jump rings to the necklace chain using the needle nose pliers. Finally, use the needle nose pliers to insert the jump rings into the pendant's eyelets. If the pendant has a single eyelet, use one jump ring.
Repeat this process for any additional necklaces or bracelets you wish to make.
- If your Speedy system is equipped with flexx™ technology, you can customize metal pendants
- Attach multiple charms to a single necklace or bracelet
- Engrave each recipient's name on acrylic pendants without interior cuts