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Project by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 11-13-2011 09:39 PM 1902 views 4 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just finished designing these little ornaments a couple of days ago. They were really fun to do and turned out to be a little challenging, but I pulled it off without breaking any pieces. They are a dozen little ornaments that can be cut on the scroll saw. In order to make the frame, you drill a small hole and tilt the scroll saw a few degrees before you cut the inner oval from the edge. You are then able to push the center back slightly, creating a more dimensional look.

I first designed these to be made in the pictured 4” size. With them being so small, the cutting was slightly more difficult and I would definitely call these and intermediate/advanced pattern. But I liked the designs so much that I also included slightly larger versions of them in the pattern packets (6.5” tall) which can be used as mini-plaques. This would give even the newer scroll sawyers the opportunity to try them, as the difference in size make them much easier to cut.

The painting instructions are purely optional, as you can see. The first set was done in a curly/bird’s eye maple and the second set in which I painted the frames was made of Baltic birch plywood. I like both versions myself and find each one appealing. The painting is done with a sea sponge (No brushes necessary!) and is easy enough for anyone to do.

I now have the patterns available on my website (they are divided into two sets) and I have a special offer for my mailing list customers to get a special deal on the set.

I hope you like them! Thanks for looking.

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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MsDebbieP

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#1 posted 11-13-2011 09:55 PM

they are BEAUTIFUL

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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BritBoxmaker

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#2 posted 11-13-2011 10:19 PM

Beautifully done, Sheila. Initially I couldn’t see how the candy cane held in there until I looked closer. Very delicate work.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#3 posted 11-13-2011 10:27 PM

Thanks to you both. The trick is to get the eye to fill in the areas where you need to cut in order to hold the pieces on. It is amazing how our brains work that way. They are surprisingly strong for the type of design they are.

I am happy you 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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woodtickgreg

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#4 posted 11-13-2011 10:35 PM

I have been waiting to see these, they came out very nice! I would love to make them but I am in the middle of a very detailed scroll project right now, probably weeks to go at a couple of hours a night. and then a bath cabinet and then 6 chairs for the kitchen table. I like the unpainted ones the best but I’m all about wood and don’t really even like stain! maybe I would use 2 different contrasting woods? alas their is always next years ornaments, might still get the patterns anyway. they kinda have a old fashioned country charm that I like!

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Joe Lyddon

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#5 posted 11-13-2011 11:14 PM

Very pretty!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#6 posted 11-14-2011 12:37 AM

Great looking – as always

-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#7 posted 11-14-2011 02:40 AM

They came out great Sheila.

Nicely done.

Lee

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#8 posted 11-14-2011 02:50 AM

Thank you very much everyone. They seem to be really good sellers too. I put them up this afternoon and have had lots and lots of orders. I am really happy at the response. :)

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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kiefer

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#9 posted 11-14-2011 03:20 AM

Very pretty ornaments you designs Sheila .
I would like to try a scroll saw project some day ,maybe incorporated in a box .
When I do I will get in touch with you for the design because your designs are awesome !
Thanks for the post.

Kiefer

-- Kiefer 松

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papabear

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#10 posted 11-14-2011 05:14 AM

positively wonderful. Your tree must look amazing at Christmas with all your test and samples ornaments.

-- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.

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Maveric777

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#11 posted 11-14-2011 05:22 AM

I really like these Sheila…. My bride also gave her two thumbs up as well.

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#12 posted 11-14-2011 11:54 AM

Thank you all again! Kiefer, I am always here to help you out if you have a questions. If I can’t answer it, I usually can direct you to someone who can. Feel free to contact me. :)

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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michelletwo

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#13 posted 11-14-2011 02:55 PM

hey girl..neat reindeer(?) I like the non painted best. it really shows the grace of the design

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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#14 posted 11-14-2011 03:42 PM

Purdy Purdy Purdy!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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athol

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#15 posted 11-14-2011 03:50 PM

Nice Sheila. I like the non painted best

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