HB Laser Engraving is a new shop out of Vermont that creates beautiful wooden designs including jewelry, guest books, signs, and plaques. Each piece is made with care and lots of attention to detail. Custom orders are welcome and most items can be personalized. I asked owners, Hope & Ben to tell me a little more about their shop. Here’s what they have to say.
Why did you start an Etsy shop?
My husband and I have a passion for woodworking. When we first started dating, we spent a majority of our weekends in the wintertime at his father’s wood shop in Vermont. He used to have a furniture business so he taught us all the basics and we quickly fell in love with all the endless possibilities that working with wood as a medium can provide. We started making simple cutting boards and worked our way up to carving wooden bowls on the lathe. It’s a lot of work, but the reward makes it all worth it. All the while, we had a vinyl cutter at home that we would use to create stickers, artwork, tee shirts, and the like, which had already introduced us to the very basics of graphic design. We wanted to figure out a way to combine the two – to apply our basic knowledge of graphic design to our love of woodworking. So, we invested in a laser engraver. This machine has allowed our creativity to run wild! Anything you can think of, it can engrave. We made the guest book for our own wedding (along with TONS of other DIY additions), engraved photographs onto wooden plaques, made business cards, luggage tags, and now we’re loving exploring jewelry making!
What inspires your designs?
Our designs are modern, trendy, minimalist and sometimes a little silly. You can purchase one of our wooden chevron necklaces with matching studs for everyday wear, but also buy a pair of pumpkin pie earrings – perfect for celebrating the best part of Fall!
Favorite part of the business?
Our favorite part of the business is having the freedom to be completely creative. The laser engraver gives us an avenue to try out new ideas and suggestions on a daily basis – anything that you can draw, photograph, or design on the computer can be translated into a laser cut piece.
What is your favorite item?
Hope’s favorite item: Our honeycomb earrings. Ben’s favorite item: Our turkey roast studs 🙂
Hope & Ben sent a custom chevron necklace and geometric earring set for me to review. I love how lightweight these pieces are. I forget that I’m wearing jewelry. The chevron necklace can be made in your own combination of these colors – white, gold, natural, teal, and navy. I opted for a surprise and Hope & Ben nailed it! The length is just right, too. This necklace is one of those pieces that you can just throw on and it instantly upgrades your outfit. Effortless chic with a little rustic charm.
These studs are adorable! They are hand painted and have a nice, subtle gold sheen to them. These are perfect for wearing every day and a great choice when you want something subtle, but still unique. HB Laser Engraving has lots of cute earring options available in the shop, including everything from pumpkins & candy canes to mittens & monograms. Find the perfect one for your personality. These would also make great stocking stuffers!
Use code SHOPGAL10 to get 10% off your order. You can also enter to win your very own custom chevron necklace and earrings of your choice! Enter via Rafflecopter below. Entries will be verified, so please play nice!