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Intarsia Fairy Wall Hanging for Michelle

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Project by KoryK posted 962 days ago 3767 views 9 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an intarsia piece I made for my 5 year old granddaughter for Christmas this year because she really likes fairies. I found a picture online and made the pattern from that in Inkscape. It ended up being about 257 different pieces including the individual pieces for the flowers. The leafs took a while because of the shaping to make them slope down to the cuts in the center of each. The wings were fun to make because each section took four different woods to make. I was really happy with big piece on the wings because it ended up being the most beautiful piece of curly maple I have seen in a long time. The flowers ended up being the biggest pain because each petal and center were sanded and cut individually. I liked the stockings and dress because the wood colors really popped. The face was made from a technique that I have used several times. I cut out the eyes, nose, eyebrows, and mouth then filled them back in with epoxy mixed with different sawdust’s to color it. If I do this one again I would change the color of the flowers to make them stand out a little better.

Woods used: curly maple, wenge, walnut, cherry, bolivian rosewood, purple heart, yellow heart, red heart, ash, aspen, blood wood, mahogany. It is about 2 ½ feet across by 1 ½ feet tall and is finished with a clear satin finish. It took about 85 hours to make the pattern and the piece.

Thanks for looking

-- If you not making sawdust, your probably wasting your time. Kory





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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#1 posted 962 days ago

Wow, Kory:
Whenever I see the notice in my mail box that you posted another project, I know I am in for a real treat – and this time is no different. Everything about this piece is beautiful! The shaping. The choice of wood. The design. Everything. You are a true artist and it is truly a pleasure to see your incredible pieces. Awesome work!

Sheila

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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Hallmark

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#2 posted 962 days ago

Have the camera ready on Christmas. I don’t think you’ll need a flash, what with her smile being so bright. Great job!

-- Style is simple, but not my execution of it.

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Chips

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#3 posted 962 days ago

Amazing work. Thanks for posting

-- Make every day the best day of your life. Chips, Mississippi

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sras

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#4 posted 962 days ago

Wow! You really know how to make a stunning intarsia project. Very impressive.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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majeagle1

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#5 posted 961 days ago

Wow again Kory….... this is absolutely a work or art!!!

I have been thinking about incorporating intarsia into a couple of my boxes….. seeing your work has really got me inspired. I have many questions but first, what “books” or other material would you recommend for someone to start / learn intarsia?

You know, maybe in your spare time ( LOL ) you could do an class / blog here on LJ’s….....hint…hint !!

Again, this little fairy is just the cutest thing ever, I agree with Hallmark, you better have a camera ready for the big smile and hug coming your way!!!!

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks, http://majesticeagleww.etsy.com/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/majesticeagle/

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Bearpie

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#6 posted 961 days ago

Wow, Kory you just keep getting better and better! This is truly outstanding and a fantastic work of art!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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MShort

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#7 posted 961 days ago

Kory the quality of your artwork is above outstanding. I agree with Erwin, you just keep getting better and better. What a great granddad you are. Thanks for sharing your works with us.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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lanwater

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#8 posted 961 days ago

It’s beautifull!

Your work truly stands out.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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Sodabowski

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#9 posted 961 days ago

What everybody above already said!

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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Ken90712

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#10 posted 961 days ago

You are truly gifted! Amazing work no doubt! I always look fwd to looking at your work! A real beauty!

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

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shopdog

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#11 posted 961 days ago

Stunning. You are a master.

-- Steve-- http://www.urbanexteriors.biz

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Roger

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#12 posted 961 days ago

that’s just tee totally beautiful. definate wow factor

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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atogrf1

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#13 posted 961 days ago

WOW doesn’t even BEGIN to sum it up!!!!
VERY nice!!!!!
She is a lucky little girl indeed.

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woodsmithshop

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#14 posted 961 days ago

very, very, nice, hard to come up with a fitting enough compliment for this beautiful piece.

-- Smitty!!!

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Les Hastings

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#15 posted 961 days ago

Outstanding! Awesome job!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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