Cosplay is all about the details, and sometimes the right accessory is a piece of jewelry. Pendants and gems seen in video games can be especially challenging to replicate. But, a tutorial from YouTuber Selfmade has a technique for creating magical looking holographic jewelry from an old CD. Watch how the pendant is made with the laser engraver. Yes, it requires a certain amount of equipment that isn’t in everyone’s garage, but it’s an interesting idea I haven’t seen before.
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