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Acrylic Necklace Charms for Valentine's Day

Discover how you can create beautiful laser cut glass edges when using our high-quality acrylic engraving material. The following tutorial will show you how to create stunning jewellery pieces, perfect for Valentine's Day.


Preparation

Required material:

  • 1 sheet of 3mm thick acrylic
  • Laser tape
  • Necklace chain
  • 6mm jump rings
  • Needle nose pliers

To check out our range of laser engraving materials, click here.

Machine used:

  • Speedy 400
  • 120 watt
  • 2.0" lens
  • Acrylic cutting grid table

Note: Any laser machine from the Speedy laser engraver series or the SP laser cutter series can be used for this application.

Important:

  • We have used a darker coloured cast acrylic for this application.
  • A nice down draft is crucial for creating a clean glass edge. Laser tape/painter tape is therefore a vital tool.

Step by Step

Step 1: Import /create design template

You can either use the template that we have provided or you can create your own unique design. Please note that the laser parameters may vary depending on the material being used.

Print settings:­

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Standard 500dpi None
Halftone Other
Colour None

Step 2: Laser process

For this application, we recommend using an acrylic cutting grid. Once you have placed the material onto the laser bed, seal the remaining area with tape. This will create a better down draft as it will increase the exhaust power.

Find more tips for acrylic processing

Laser parameters:

Colour Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
Red Cutting CO2 90 0.4 5000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 ON - -

Info:

  • The standard laser parameters from JobControl® (optimised for speed) have been used for this application. Material parameters can be downloaded here.

Step 3: Post-processing

Insert the split rings into the eyelets provided and, once complete, attach the chains.


Inspiration

Let your creativity run wild and explore the endless opportunities of our extensive TroGlass series. Available in a range of colours, you can have fun experimenting with different styles and designs.


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