After making some lasercut jewelry in 2009 on a machine at the job I was working at, I fell in love with the process. So when I was unable to have access to a laser again for a long time, I put together a project and did a Kickstarter at the end of 2012. I am now the proud owner of my very own laser cutter!
Ponoko and other websites offer lasercutting and 3D printing services that are pretty decent, but I found I was limited in color selection and being able to experiment with various materials (let’s just say I have a whole box of things to play with on the laser now). The upcycling possibilities are so exciting.
My Kickstarter example rewards were printed using Ponoko.
Depending on where you are, you can find a hackerspace and rent time on the machine so you can get your hands dirty with the process. It’s so much more rewarding!
It’s been a crazy year so far and my adventure has only just begun.
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