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Project by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 611 days ago 1314 views 1 time favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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. :)

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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grizzman

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#1 posted 611 days ago

these are really nice Shelia, the lights from the tree will make the beads shimmer with light, i imagine there are different takes you could do with these, like maybe put some colored glitter on them..great cutting job as usual, thanks for the project, its always nice to see something you have done…:)

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

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#2 posted 611 days ago

Thanks so much Bob! They were pretty easy to cut and look decent. I can’t wait to see them on the tree. :)

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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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 611 days ago

Awesome job. Beautiful work. You continue to be an inspiration.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Celticscroller

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#4 posted 611 days ago

These are beautiful Sheila. When I make your pattern for the slotted ornaments, I’m thinking of embellishing them like this. I think it would work.

-- Anna http://richmondcarvers.com/

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luv2learn

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#5 posted 611 days ago

Very nicely done Sheila!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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HillbillyShooter

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#6 posted 611 days ago

Very nice. Just by chance, I was looking at these today, along with others on your site. Great job and thanks for posting.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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Jorge Velez

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#7 posted 611 days ago

Great looking work! as ussual!

-- Jorge Velez, Guadalajara, Mexico.

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michelletwo

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#8 posted 611 days ago

for some reason this one reminds me of horses, jingle bells & sleighs…(brain transplant needed!) They all will look terrific on your tree…

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

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KnotCurser

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#9 posted 611 days ago

Really nice work Sheila!

These look so delicate, but at the same time within the ability of most scrollers to accomplish.

As always, great job!

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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Roger

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#10 posted 611 days ago

Your scrollworks are all so awesome, and those beads are a really nice touch

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

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BritBoxmaker

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#11 posted 611 days ago

Beautiful work, Sheila. I can just see these glinting in firelight.

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

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Bluepine38

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#12 posted 611 days ago

Great looking ornaments, should look great hanging in the tree. Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#13 posted 611 days ago

Great job, Sheila.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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BarbS

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#15 posted 610 days ago

Every one of your project postings is just a bit better than the last … I’m running out of adjectives … so let me just say “Beautiful” and now, you must imagine my wide eyes and gaping mouth.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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