I feel sure this lovely one would draw intrigued looks and questions. Perhaps it's a map or a bit of starched lace?
No, actually it's a gossamer dragonfly wing created by Amelia Cunard of VectorCloud. Usually she works with birch wood, but instead used a special water and tear resistant paper to create this intricate pendant.
Curious about laser cutting, I asked Amelia how she happened to learn the art.
I started my Etsy endeavor almost two years ago when I was pregnant with my son Noah. I had been working with a non-profit organization in the south Bronx, training teenagers to design projects using CAD programs. There I was exposed to a variety of machines, including a laser cutter. The experience opened up a new perspective of what I could do to combine my architecture/furniture design education with the desire to work independently from home.
Because of my background, I work with wood most often, but I've designed paper pop-up cards in the past and am currently exploring more ideas for paper.
I'm looking forward to Amelia's future creations. By the way, VectorCloud is also on Facebook.
Have a lovely weekend, everyone... and speaking of Facebook, here are this week's Finds:
Holiday Pyramid Scheme (triangle gift boxes)
Cute paper owl to cut, fold, and glue
Pretty quilled wreath with novel holly leaves
Seven epic paper art projects