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Slotted Damask Style Christmas Ornaments

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Project by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 10-26-2014 10:39 AM 2971 views 8 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a new patter that I came up recently. I love Damask style art. I love the beautiful motifs and think that it lends well to just about any type of scroll sawing.With that in mind, I decided to create these pretty ornaments using some Damask style motifs.

To make them even more interesting and dimensional, I created each ornament by cutting two pieces that slot together. This gave them an almost “puffy” effect, and they reminded of little puffy snowflakes.

I cut them from some pretty maple planed to 3/8” thick and finished them with several coats of lacquer. For added sparkle and shine, I then applied some beautiful hot-fix crystal rhinestones on them for embellishments. The results are really pretty!

These were fun and easy to make, and they required no inside scroll saw cuts, so they were pretty quick as well. I think that they would not only look good on a Christmas tree, but all year long as a decoration in a wreath or as sun catchers hanging in a window. The pattern is available at my website.

Thanks for looking!

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"





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#1 posted 10-26-2014 11:15 AM

Very nice. As always you do such nice work.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#2 posted 10-26-2014 11:29 AM

Thank you so much, Dan. :)

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#3 posted 10-26-2014 02:16 PM

I didn’t realize the ‘no inside scroll cuts’ part until you pointed it out! That makes them even more attractive to me. Beautiful, Sheila. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#4 posted 10-26-2014 02:21 PM

Beautiful work! I am always in awe of your ability to design and scroll such artistic pieces. Thanks for sharing.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#5 posted 10-26-2014 02:26 PM

Thank you, both. :)

Yes Candy – It was kind of a self-challenge to come up with something nice that you didn’t have to re-thread the blade a gazillion times. A lot of meandering though. But that is nice because the little ‘boo boos’ aren’t noticeable. Nice for someone newer to the scroll saw.

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#6 posted 10-26-2014 02:47 PM

Very well done!

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#7 posted 10-26-2014 04:05 PM

Great job as usual Sheila, I love Damask style art ,using Maple was a wise choice,they look great.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#8 posted 10-26-2014 04:25 PM

Sheila

Those are fantastic.

Do you have a pattern and how to make them?
Thank you so much

Arlin

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#9 posted 10-26-2014 04:37 PM

Thank you all! Arlin – yes – there is a pattern available at my site here:

http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com/product/SLD483

All my patterns can be sent via email. :)

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#10 posted 10-26-2014 05:55 PM

Nice design Sheila! I like it when scrolling work goes 3 dimensional.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#11 posted 10-26-2014 11:21 PM

These are beautiful and innovative. Hope the patterns are big sellers for you Shelia!

-- Aim high. Ride easy. Trust God. Neale Donald Walsch

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#12 posted 10-26-2014 11:26 PM

Thank you so much! I only posted the pattern Thursday and they are doing very well. I am glad so many like them. :)

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#13 posted 10-27-2014 12:14 AM

Love the damask designs and these can be used at various times during the year depending on how one would decorate them. Love the intricate design without the fretwork threading for a change!

-- Anna http://richmondcarvers.com/

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#14 posted 10-27-2014 12:16 AM

Hi, Anna. I also think they would be nice for all year long. I guess I just really love Damask style designs in general. It is such a nice and classic look.

Thank you for your kind comments. I hope you are having a good weekend. :)

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#15 posted 10-27-2014 01:24 AM

They are all perfectly wonderful, Sheila ! Great designs and craftsmanship and just in time for the holidays : )
I hope you sell a ton of them : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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