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Harp Christmas Ornaments - Intarsia

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Project by Jim posted 12-16-2014 03:10 AM 1099 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made these two ornaments as gifts for two girls who play the harp at our church. The two young girls play Italian-made concert pedal harps that are over 5 feet tall. See the last photo.

The harps are handcrafted works of art. These harps and cost between $11K to $17K. They are made of maple and the sound board is made with Fiemme Valley red spruce

The ornaments I designed are 5 inches tall based on the Salvi Daphne series harp. The cross shape is from our church logo. I used the intarsia technique to make the ornaments.

I used the following woods:

1. Harp: maple, cross bottom: yellowheart, cross top: bloodwood.

2. Harp: cherry, cross bottom: yellowheart, cross top: bubinga.

Jim

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Ken90712

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#1 posted 12-16-2014 04:20 PM

Beautiful, great colors

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 12-17-2014 09:38 AM

Very original gift. Looks awsome.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 12-19-2014 01:52 PM

Clean, beautiful, and meaningful. Nicely done. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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