|Project by scrappy||posted 12-09-2012 01:06 AM||2298 views||2 times favorited||11 comments|
Here are a couple of Christmas Ornaments that I turned this year.
My daughter challenged me to turn an ornament that would light up.
I have done many searches and have never seen a sea urchin ornament that could be lit up.
I FOUND A WAY!!!!
When researching ornaments I saw a lot of the sea urchins. On making them, every one had the same problem. You cannot glue to the urchin because of the irregular shape of the shell. The only way to hold the top and bottom on is to put a post between the 2 pieces.
Well, this makes it awful hard to drill a hole in the top and put a mini light in it. I figured out a way to connect the two pieces and still put a light in.
Also have a 9volt battery pack attached to one of the mini Christmas lights so you can put this on a stand on the mantle or shelf.
For the tree, I made a jumper that plugs into the tree lights. This way when the tree is on so is the ornament.
On the first ornament, the top and icicle are made from Walnut. The second one, I used a glass icicle ornament. You can see that on the glass one, the light carries all the way through the icicle.
Hope you all like my ornaments.
Thanks for looking. Please post all comments and suggestions.
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