Conversation Hearts Self-Framing Scroll Sawn Ornaments

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Project by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 01-15-2012 09:55 PM 2819 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a set of 12 little ornaments that I designed to make on the scroll saw. The ornaments measure approximately 3.5” in diameter and are 1/8” thick. I made two sets – one set out of Baltic birch plywood, of which I stained the centers with acrylic paints in shades of red and pink and one set is made of Maple which I used mineral oil followed by spray shellac for the finish.

I bevel cut the center hearts of the ornaments so that they slide back slightly and are framed by the delicate filigree fretwork. The inner italicized lettering is cut with a small scroll saw blade, being careful to allow small pieces to hold on, such as the inside of the “o” and “e”. They were very fun and relaxing to do.

I am going to use these ornaments for my little “All Season Tree” along with white lights and red beaded garland for a pretty and romantic look. I hope you enjoy seeing them. :)


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

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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 01-15-2012 10:02 PM


Love it!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#2 posted 01-15-2012 10:05 PM

wow, , i opened this up and it said you wuved me,,, and then i saw kiss me….ahhhhhhhhh you made me blush…LOL…kidding…these are great, very delicate cutting…you sure have to be slow and carefull when you cut this stuff, but your the pro here… you know all of this, and you know how to cut it…great job…im going to take me a nap…sounds like its a good day for you…bob

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#3 posted 01-15-2012 10:20 PM

You always do fantastic work ,very nice Sheila.

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#4 posted 01-15-2012 10:22 PM

It appears Valentine’s Day is swiftly approaching..glad you are ahead of the game….

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#5 posted 01-15-2012 10:37 PM

Nice work

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#6 posted 01-15-2012 10:47 PM

These look fantastic!

To be honest, my absolutely LEAST favorite thing to cut is lettering – I can’t STAND it! It takes SO long and you have to be mentally “in the game” the entire time because letters demand perfection!

That being said, I think you hit that mark time and time again! :-)

Great job Sheila!


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#7 posted 01-16-2012 01:39 PM

Reading the process of how you get to tour finished product is fun, but seeing them is stricking. I have to start doing more on my new Delta.

Thanks for sharing your work, your thoughts, your skills and your instruction!

-- Rod ~ There's never enough time to finish a project, but there's always time to start another one.

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#8 posted 01-16-2012 02:24 PM

A sincere thanks to all of you! I still find that I forget to post projects in my gallery. I don’t notice it until I happen on my own page and see that the latest project is from months before. Since I do describe the process so many times in the blog, I forget that many people don’t necessarily follow along every day and miss many of the things I make.

Bob – I LOVE doing lettering! The fancier the better! But I look at your incredible portraits and shake my head in amazement at how the heck you do that! I suppose that is what makes the world go around! We all have our own favorites and specialties and together we fill the world with incredible art! The whole is greater than the sum of the parts in that respect!

I truly appreciate all of your kind words! :)


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

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#9 posted 01-16-2012 02:26 PM

just amazing Sheila. Bob is right..your lettering is perfect, along with your scrolling.. :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#10 posted 02-10-2012 06:38 AM

Hi Sheila, I was just looking over your projects & they are awesome, really nice work. I just joined a couple weeks ago, so I am just surfing & looking at all the awesome work posted on this site. I had to write a comment on yours about your work, really nice stuff. Take care


-- I Live for Sawdust Flying ! Randy- Lacombe, Alberta

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#11 posted 02-10-2012 09:51 AM

Hi, Randy:
You are going to love it here! You probably already figured that out. The people here are wonderful and so willing to help and share. Thank you for the nice compliment on my work. I just love to work with the scroll saw – and all woodworking in general. I hope to see lots of projects coming from you, too. :)


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

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