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!
Cook Time 12minutes
Cutting & Engraving Time 8minutes
Total Time 20minutes
Glowforge Machine (Basic, Plus, or Pro)
1sheet 1/8" Walnut Wood
1 sheetCork Fabric
Paper Masking Tape
SVG File(available below)
Jump Rings & Jewelry Pliers
Sewing Clips, optional
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.