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Project by Allison posted 01-19-2008 07:04 AM 1975 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I thought I would start posting some of my favorite scroll work that I have done, and these mandalas are definitely one of my favorite’s. I personally like to make wind chimes out of them, but I have just put them in my window just as they are and they look nice from outside. My favorite thing to do with them is to place a crystal in the center and then hang them from a sunny window so the colors from the sun and the crystal can be seen on the walls and the ceiling. (Which I might add DRIVES my Australian Shepherd cross dog NUTS!!!) He loves to chase any kind of light or light beam.
This is from a book titled Coloring Mandalas, for Balance, Harmony, and Spiritual Well Being. It is a coloring book, however it also explains all about the history of the “circle”. I love these things and have made several of them out of this book out of wood. As you can see I used copper tubing on this one for the chimes and I swear by the stuff. The sound (to me anyway) is such a nice one , I prefer the tubing over the chimes you can buy at craft stores for this reason. These are all made out of pine and sometimes I do stain them and other times I just spray some clear on them or whatever depending on whether or not they are going to be inside or outside.

-- Allison, Northeastern Ca. Remember, Amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic!

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#1 posted 01-19-2008 07:09 AM

I have no idea what a Mandala is, but they look cool.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 01-19-2008 10:53 AM

Very nice, I admire your patience and attention to detail

-- Colin, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. "Every craftsman was once an amateur"

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#3 posted 01-19-2008 12:02 PM

what a great idea!!!
Somewhere (unless I threw it out) I have a big book of mandalas… hmmm !!!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#4 posted 01-19-2008 12:40 PM

Wow, your patience is impressive.

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#5 posted 01-19-2008 12:43 PM

Those are really neat. You do good work Allison.l

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#6 posted 01-19-2008 02:39 PM

very cool ! great work allison

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#7 posted 01-19-2008 05:08 PM

I like it!

-- Roger - Havertown, Pennsylvania

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#8 posted 01-19-2008 09:34 PM


-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#9 posted 01-20-2008 01:45 AM

These look great, nice precision.

-- Chelle

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#10 posted 01-20-2008 05:39 AM

Very Nice… How long do they take?

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#11 posted 01-22-2008 05:47 AM

They look great, I bet you also like the song by Pete Paul & Mary The Great Mendala

-- Billp

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