|Project by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)||posted 11-28-2012 12:07 AM||1757 views||1 time favorited||19 comments|
As usual, I am way behind with posting projects in my gallery here. But I am trying to catch up as best as I can.
This is a set of 12 Christmas ornaments that I designed. I was inspired by the beautiful glass ornaments that my grandmother had on her tree, and I based the outside of the shapes from what I remembered of those pieces. For the inside cuts, I more or less free-handed some flowing designs that hopefully made the ornaments look nice and elegant.
The embellishments are 3mm gold beads that give each ornament a rich shimmer. Prior to scrolling the pieces, I pre-drilled depressions about halfway through the 3/8” thick wood so that the beads could be easily glued into place.
I used similar shapes that are a bit modified to make a set of slotted ornaments that I will post next time, but in some ways I like this set better. Perhaps it is the beads and their elegant simplicity.
The ornaments are cut from 3/8” maple and they are finished with a dip in mineral oil, followed by several coats of spray shellac.
In any case, I hope you like them. Thanks for looking and as always, all comments are welcome. :)
-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"