|Project by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)||posted 09-29-2013 10:31 AM||1847 views||2 times favorited||14 comments|
I really love the “key” concept of ornaments that has been around the crafting world lately. It seems to me that keys are the perfect vehicle for some cool and interesting designs – especially those made on the scroll saw. There are so many beautiful and intricate antique keys to inspire us and the beautiful keys of olde had a great deal of character.
When I designed the Nativity Christmas box that I posted yesterday, I loved the simple silhouettes of the Nativity figures. I thought that making a set of ornaments that matched the 12 silhouette motifs that adorned the box would be the perfect compliment to it. After the holiday season was over, you could also use the box to store the ornament set, and it could be a family treasure that may be passed down from generation to generation.
The keys are cut from 3/16” bird’s eye maple. They are finished with a soaking of mineral oil followed by a couple of coats of spray shellac. While they were beautiful on their own, I decided to further adorn them with some amazing clear crystal hot-fix rhinestones and a creme colored tassel. I was also fortunate enough to find matching rattail cording for hanging. Overall, they present a nice picture.
These would look beautiful in a large, welcoming door wreath. They would even look great placed along a garland strung across a fireplace and lit with small white lights. Their 5” size lends to many possibilities. The pattern is available at my website if you are interested. (SLD431 - 12 Nativity Key Ornaments)
Thank you as always for your comments and suggestions.
-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"