How to Make Laser Cut Acrylic Jewelry

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How to Make Laser Cut Acrylic Jewelry
Acrylic pendants can be simple or complicated, depending on the design. (heart shaped necklace image by Alx from

Laser cut acrylic is a popular material for pendant necklaces. It comes in many different shapes, styles and colours, making it easy to express yourself through your jewellery. It's also lightweight and fairly inexpensive, costing around £1.30 to £1.90 each, depending on the size. Acrylic is made of moulded plastic, cut with a machine in precise shapes and thicknesses. It is used in signs, awards and jewellery.

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Things you need

  • Cord
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Thin wire, 22 gauge or smaller
  • Wire cutters
  • Acrylic pendant
  • Pliers
  • Coil crimps
  • Clasp
  • Jump ring, 5 millimetres or larger

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  1. 1

    Measure out a length of cord with the ruler, then cut it. Standard necklace length is 15 to 17 inches, but you can go longer or shorter.

  2. 2

    Using the wire cutters, cut a 1-inch length of wire.

  3. 3

    Thread the wire through the hole at the top of the pendant, then secure both ends together with the pliers. This will form a loop.

  4. 4

    String the pendant, through the loop, onto the cord.

  5. 5

    Place a coil crimp over one end of the cord. Crunch the crimp over the cord with the pliers until it is secure. Do the same on the other end.

  6. 6

    Open up the ring on the clasp and string it onto the circular end of the crimp. Close with the pliers. Do the same with the jump ring on the other end.

Tips and warnings

  • Be careful not to cut yourself with the wire cutters. They are very sharp.

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