I’ve been in the process of starting a laser cut jewelry line on etsy. I called it iluxo. So this is what my desk looks like these days. I’m using some silicone baking cups I bought from Franc Franc to organize the little pieces.
One of the first things I designed is called a “Treasure locket.” Basically it’s just a wooden box with a slide-out lid that hangs on a necklace. They’re made interesting by laser cutting designs on the faces of the box. The first one I designed was based on a Japanese pattern that I see everywhere, including on some silks I have, someone’s photo of a manhole cover, on origami, product packaging, etc.
You can see how the lid slides out here:
One of my favorites so far was based on the front view of my Polaroid SX-70 camera.
This one is is based on some sketches I made of lace patterns. I decided to incorporate shapes from the suit of cards: hearts, clubs, spades, and diamonds. You might have to look a while to find them all, though.
I made little “ilu xo” hearts to fill in the empty spaces on my laser cut sheets. Not sure what I’ll do with these, yet. They can be glued onto other pieces or I may make them into earrings to give as free gifts to customers.