Tuesday 9 April 2024

Engraving on Stainless Steel with the xTool

I was thinking that these stainless steel bottle openers would be great for gifting, I always find gifts for men are hard to find, I’m not saying that these are only for men as I think every household needs one of these at some time.

I think they turned out pretty good, the hardest part was thinking up the slogans but these could also be personalised to suit the receiver. Something like “ Dad you will always be Older Bud-Wiser” or “ David he is always flipping his lid” you get the idea.

Monday 8 April 2024

Engraved Metal Business Cards

I have engraved these metal business cards using the XTool S1, I have added a star over the QR code to hide the details.

I love how these have turned out, I used a thick metal Anodised card which is more expensive but doesn’t bend so less likely to damage.

The beauty of these cards is that you only need one of them, you just allow your client, business associates to scan the QR code with their phone camera to get all of your contact details.
On my card I even added a picture to the back of it.

Wednesday 3 April 2024

XTool S1 laser cutter Engraver

I was a lucky lady and was bought a laser cutter for my birthday, I wanted something that I could grow with so I opted for the 20W XTool S.

It has been so long, after changing careers I just hadn’t wanted to do any craft, or very little craft the odd crochet here and there and a bit of baking but that was about it.
I guess working as a florist was giving me the creativity that I needed.
Anyway, lets forward to my birthday gift, I’m sure not only I but also Chris will have a go with it as his model railway builds are bound to have things that he could cut out on it.
I started with engraving. Just playing and having a go.
Soon I moved on to a project so here is my first for my grand fur babies.
Somewhere to hang their leashes and collars.

I’ve also engraved a few metal business cards with QR codes so I’ll take some pictures of them soon maybe I’ll add a star over the top for security reasons.