I'm going to show you how to make a wooden bracelet! The process is really easy, but I'll walk you through the steps.
Step 1: Gather your materials
For this, I used (as you can see on my favorite tool, a caliper) that I used 3mm MDF.
The two magnets pictured were originally supposed to be a clasp, but that didn't end up working out. Ignore them. Or use them to make LED throwies!
Step 2: Measure your wrist
Measure your wrist
. The file I'm providing assumes your wrist is 9.5 inches around (YEESH!). Your's probably isn't. I am the size of a small bear, and have bear-sized wrists.
To do this, I measured a bracelet that I already had.
Step 3: Load the file into the laser
My speed/power settings were:
You may have to edit the DXF to make a size that fits your wrist. This should be self-explanatory, but if it isn't: remove some of the vertical lines, shrink the boxy-bit, and move the circle that was at the end of the boxy-bit in the same direction you shrunk it.
Step 4: Add a clasp
For my clasp, I used some black string
, and some elongated beads
. I think this works best, but the holes allow you to be pretty creative with it.