One of the things I love most about my laser is the variety of items I am able to engrave.. While I mostly engrave wood and etch glass, this amazing machine will do so much more.
I was recently contacted by a local deer antler collector. He does some hand carving of his own, but wanted some smaller pieces engraved and wanted to know if I could use my laser to engrave them. I really had no idea if the laser would do it or not, but I was up for the challenge. He gave me a few sample pieces to practice on and this weekend I did just that.
I was so happy with how they turned out! They were a little tricky to load in the laser as they are fairly curved and won't stand upright on their own. Nothing a few glue dots and some magnets couldn't fix :)
Two of these pieces are antler points and the other is the base of the antler. Both were fun to practice on and I love the results!
Just a small side note...
For those of you who aren't familiar with deer, they shed their antlers every year and grow a new set. So many of these pieces will be made from antler sheds.
One section on Etsy I could spend hours browsing is the jewelry section. I love all the unique designs and beautiful colors! And druzies are always one to catch my eye. Today I've put together some of my favorite druzy beauties. Enjoy :)
I feel like my blog has been a little quiet lately. I've had so much going on and not very many blog ideas to share. Today I thought I'd just give you a run down of life lately :)
Check this girl out! I brushed AND blow dried my hair...all in the same day! lol Since I've started working from home, I have to admit that this doesn't happen often. While I wash my hair everyday, I normally just pull it back in a clip while it's still wet. And on days when I "do" my hair. I just let it air dry a bit and throw in some gel. Since I needed a hair cut, I thought the hair dresser might appreciate not having to deal with all those tangles :)
I also got sick last week. I'm just glad to get it out of the way early and hope I don't get it again during the holiday rush! I actually relaxed on the couch for 2 days...that's unheard of around here! Luckily I'm feeling much better.
We also had another funeral last Wednesday. My parents were home all last week as well because of this. I didn't have any posts preplanned and family time always comes first :) So I feel like the blog has been pretty quiet.
On Saturday I had my second fall show for this year. Another great show too! I didn't get any photos of my booth this time as I had a very similar set up. While I didn't have a 3 sided booth, I used all the same displays and such.
On Sunday my mom and I took my grandparents to the airport. Lucky ducks get to spend 6 months in Arizona and avoid all this cold weather that's sneaking up on us. Mom and I spent the day in the city shopping. We also watched the movie The Best of Me...great movie! And went to a theater with recliners...so great! I tried to get a selfie of us in the recliners, but the theater was already too dark.
That night we enjoyed dinner with my dad's family.
So things have been busy and hectic around here, but good all at the same time. And as you can see...I took hardly any photos!