Resources

Here you’ll find all of our recommendations for related businesses and services. Have a click through each tab – there’s lots of amazing services and websites referenced here!

Vector File Graphic Designers

Tiffany Atkin

An illustrator and graphic designer with experience in laser cutting. Tiffany can provide a complete service for custom jewellery design – including custom illustrations and branding, all the way through to laying out laser ready vector files suitable for Vector Etch. Based in Brisbane, Australia.

www.tiffanyatkin.com Instagram: @tiffany_atkin tiffany.atkin@gmail.com

Amy Crow

An illustrator and graphic designer with a focus on design and file prep for laser cutting. Amy has a really fantastic web-page describing (with pricing examples) for her Laser Cutting & Etching Design Services. Based in Brisbane, Australia.

www.amycrow.com hello@amycrow.com

Workshops

Lazer Unicorn

Laser cut jewellery making workshops, typically in major Australian cities.

www.lazerunicorn.co

Design Resources

Vector Etch Creative Market

Designs that we’ve created that could be purchased and laser cut (note: these are designs only and will need to be formatted further to be laser ready). Shop our expanded range of designs.

Vector Etch Creative Market Collections

A great source of templates for silhouettes and icon illustrations. Good quality and reasonably priced.Check out our book marked collections of designs that could be great starting points for jewellery designs.

Graphic Burger

Vector icons perfect for cut, etched or printed charms. Good variety, with most free or discounted. www.graphicburger.com

Envato Elements

A subscription to design resources including icons, illustrations, backgrounds and fonts. www.elements.envato.com

Maker Case

Easy website to make laser cut boxes, cases, etc. Type in your dimensions and it will give you a digital file to suit. www.makercase.com

Thingiverse

DIY laser cut projects. www.thingiverse.com

Fonts

Font Squirrel

Free resource for fonts and typefaces (all fonts here are Copyright free). www.fontsquirrel.com

My Fonts

Fonts with purchasable licences for a variety of uses. Regularly has special offers, and discounted bundles/multiple font packs. www.myfonts.com

Lost Type

A designer type foundry with beautiful fonts, all for a pay-what-you-want system for personal use and low cost for a commercial license. www.losttype.com

Vector Graphics Software

Adobe Illustrator

The industry-standard vector graphics software lets you create laser ready files easily and quickly. Buy Adobe Illustrator.

Gravit

A FREE program that is similar to Adobe Illustrator. If can be accessed via web browser on any type of device (such as a phone or tablet). We commonly work with files made in this program and they seem to work quite well. Just note, they also have a paid Pro version, you can start a trial on that and when it expires you automatically revert to the free version (no credit card needed). Access Gravit.

Inkscape

A free alternative to Illustrator that has similar features. In our experience is a little less intuitive to use (when compared to other programs) and can cause glitches with laser files (such as sizing issues, colours changes…). Access Inkscape.

Corel Draw

Another option that is suitable for laser cutting file setup. Buy Corel Draw.

Printing

Fast Printing

For business cards, flyers, stickers, etc. Based in Sydney, Australia. www.fastprinting.com.au

Jewellery Components

Vector Etch

For jewellery components, including links, jump rings, brooch backs, etc. www.vectoretch.com.au

Transglobal Trading

For bulk jewellery components. Based in Brisbane, Australia. www.transglobaltrading.com.au

Beads N Crystals

For beads, crystals, tassels, etc. Based in Brisbane, Australia. www.beadsncrystals.com.au

Art and Craft Supplies

The Art Shed

For art supplies, best for low prices. Also typically sell blank skate decks. www.artshedbrisbane.com.au

Eckersley’s Art & Craft

Art and craft supplies. Typically have great service and product knowledge, so can be best for visiting in-store if you need help/advice. www.eckersleys.com.au

Officeworks

Sell Uni Posca Acrylic paint pens at a good price. www.officeworks.com.au

Ironlak

Quality acrylic paint (paint pens, sprays, etc). ironlak.com.au

Materials

My Little Acrylic Shop

Over 300+ varieties of pretty materials, all suitable for laser cutting and engraving. www.mylittleacrylicshop.com.au

Inventables

US based material sales website (HUGE variety – larger than ours, typically quite pricey). www.inventables.com

Custom Laser Cutting and Engraving

Vector Etch

Our main business, specialising in fine detail laser cutting and engraving; best suited for jewellery makers, crafters and designers. You can shop from the Vector Etch range of designs, or upload your own vector file to be cut. Based in Brisbane, Australia. www.vectoretch.com.au

The Edge

Open access community makerspace with equipment and tools available to anyone with a creative idea. Based in Brisbane City, Australia. edgeqld.org.au

Mad Laser Cutters

Specialising in consultation, vector file design and production for multiple layer/multi-piece brooches. Based in Brisbane, Australia. www.facebook.com/MADLaserCutters

Studio T55

Specialising in custom cake toppers (includes in-house design work). Well priced, fast turn around. Based on the Sunshine Coast, Australia. www.studiot55.com.au

Zap Creatives

Custom UV printed and laser cut acrylic charms. Based in the UK. www.zapcreatives.co.uk

Ink it Labs

Custom UV printed and laser cut acrylic charms. Based in Austin, Texas. inkitlabs.com