Laser Cut Wood Earrings with Cork Inlay

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Learn how to make laser cut wood earrings with cork inlay – a quick and easy DIY project that makes a fantastic gift idea for all occasions!

Collage of four styles of cork and laser cut wood earrings - leopard print, colorful herringbone, metallic gold, and colorful serape print.

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One of my favorite things to make with my Glowforge laser cutter is jewelry, and these laser cut wood earrings are one of my favorite projects ever! They’re quick and easy to make, and the combination of cork and wood makes them ultra light and super comfortable to wear!

These wooden earrings also make a great DIY homemade gift idea, so make a few extra pairs to keep on hand for last-minute gifting. They’re perfect for all kinds of occasions!

Supplies Needed:

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Glowforge App Software Screenshot - Earring Print Time

Upload the Cork Earring SVG File to the Glowforge App software. Make sure that the outer teardrops are set to cut and that the inner teardrops are set to engrave (we used the Proofgrade settings for Medium Walnut Hardwood).

glowforge cutting in motion

Load the wood into the Glowforge, and push the flashing magic button!

glowforge cut outs of earrings from wood

When the cutting has finished, remove the earring pieces and wood sheet from the Glowforge.

glowforge app software cork inlay cutting

Mask the patterned side of the cork fabric, and place it masked side up in the bed of the Glowforge. You may wish to use hold down pins to keep the sheet securely in place since the machine’s fan tends to blow lightweight items around.

In the Glowforge App software, set the outer teardrop to “ignore” and the inner teardrops to cut using the Thin Natural Leather settings.

Close up of colorful teardrop shaped cork and wood pieces on a black background

Unmask the cork and wood pieces, and pair them up into earring sets. The cork inlay pieces nestle perfectly into the engraved area of the laser cut wood earrings!

Wood teardrop earrings with cork teardrop inlay pieces, glue, and clamps on teal background

Add a small amount of E600 adhesive to the back of the cork pieces, then place the cork into the wood earrings.

Wood earrings with colorful cork inlay and sewing clamps around edges

If desired, use sewing clips to hold everything securely in place until the glue has dried completely.

Two cork and wood teardrops on a teal background with silver jewelry hardware and pliers

Use the jewelry pliers to attach the jump rings and earring wires.

teardrop laser cut wood earrings with colorful herringbone patterned cork inlay

Easy peasy! How cute are these!?

Close up of gold dotted cork and laser cut wood earrings

With SO many awesome patterned cork fabrics available, you’re going to want to make these laser cut wood earrings in ALL the different styles! 😍😍😍

cork and wood earrings hanging on mugs

Laser Cut Wood Earrings with Cork Inlay

Learn how to make laser cut wood earrings with patterned cork inlay – a quick and easy DIY project that makes a fantastic gift idea for all occasions!
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Print Pin Rate
Active Time: 12 minutes
Cutting & Engraving Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Equipment:

  • Glowforge Machine (Basic, Plus, or Pro)

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 sheet 1/8" Walnut Wood
  • 1 sheet Cork Fabric
  • Paper Masking Tape
  • SVG File (available below)
  • E6000 Adhesive
  • Earring Wires
  • Jump Rings & Jewelry Pliers
  • Sewing Clips, optional

Instructions:

  • Turn on the Glowforge and place the masked walnut wood into the machine on top of the crumb tray.
  • Open up the Glowforge App software on your computer. Upload the SVG file, focus on the material, and resize/position the design on the wood if needed.
  • Make sure that the outer teardrops are set to cut and that the inner teardrops are set to engrave (use the Proofgrade settings for Medium Walnut Hardwood).
  • Click "Print," press the flashing button on your Glowforge machine, and watch the magic happen! When the machine is finished cutting and engraving, remove the earring pieces and wood sheet from the Glowforge.
  • Mask the patterned side of the cork fabric, and place it masked side up in the bed of the Glowforge. You may wish to use hold down pins to keep the sheet securely in place.
  • In the Glowforge App software, set the outer teardrop to “ignore” and the inner teardrops to cut using the Thin Natural Leather settings. Cut the cork and remove from machine.
  • Unmask the cork and wood pieces and pair them into earring sets.
  • Add a small amount of E600 adhesive to the back of the cork pieces, then place the cork into the wood earrings. If desired, use sewing clips to hold everything securely in place until the glue has dried completely.
  • Use the jewelry pliers to attach the jump rings and earring wires.
Did You Make This?Mention @HeidiKundin or tag #hihmakersclub on Instagram to show off your awesome work! ♥

teardrop laser cut wood earrings with metallic gold dotted cork inlay

To get the Cork & Laser Cut Wood Earrings SVG File, enter your name and email address into the form below and click the “Get It Now!” button!



This inlay technique is SO much fun! I can’t wait to play around with it some more! What type of inlay design should I design next? Let me know in the comments!

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