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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1459: Little Touches

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Blog entry by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 12-09-2014 01:30 PM 1278 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I wasn't even going to blog today but I was up early working on some things and I was so amazed at the difference adding just a "little bit" extra to my ornaments made. I have some ornaments and gifts that I am in the process of finishing up for my own gift giving and in looking at my SLD486 Merry Christmas Letter Blocks, I liked them, but they needed that little 'extra.'



They were pretty made with nicely grained maple, finished with clear shellac:



But after all, this WAS for Christmas – and we all know that Christmas always looks better with a little SPARKLE added to it, don't we? 



So I pulled out my heat wand and beautiful crystal rhinestones that I have from Rhinestone Canada and went to work. Within MINUTES the blocks went from pretty to fabulous! 



I added just a few green stones around the holly separator blocks:



And did the same around the tree. Of course I needed to add a gold rhinestone for the star at the top! 



And all the little berries on each piece were given tiny red rhinestones.  What a beautiful difference!



It just goes to show how much these little final touches can do for a project. It looked nice before, but now it looks absolutely wonderful! I am really going to feel good about giving it as a gift! 



I know that we are all hurrying to finish things up these days, but adding little touches such as these are fast, inexpensive and really take your project up to another level. I just thought I would share that with you. 



One more thing I want to mention is that Keith added another new word art pattern to our site. 



You can find it here – SLDK515 - "Jesus" The Way, The Truth, The Life. 



It is already a popular pattern and sure to be a wonderful last minute gift to make. 



I hope you all have a good Tuesday. Have a wonderfully creative day! 

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



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Celticscroller

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#1 posted 12-09-2014 11:29 PM

Ah yes! The sparkle makes this beautiful project stand out even more.
Another beautiful plaque from Keith.
Enjoy the day. It is very springlike here today!

-- Anna http://richmondcarvers.com/

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lightweightladylefty

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#2 posted 12-10-2014 04:40 AM

Sheila,

Your bling really adds a nice touch. It’s a very appropriate embellishment for the elegant lettering.

Keith’s word plaques are always so nicely done. John 14:6 is one of my favorite verses. Perhaps he could do another plaque and include the whole verse. That verse helped me to realize that Jesus is, indeed, the only way to God the Father and therefore, the only way to heaven. Another reference that helped me understand that truth was Matthew 7:13-14.

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#3 posted 12-10-2014 09:26 PM

Thank you so much. :)

Sheila

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

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#4 posted 12-10-2014 09:26 PM

Thank you so much. :)

Sheila

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

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Roger

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#5 posted 12-15-2014 12:01 AM

Those lil touches o “bling”, really make your fine scrolling pop more.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#6 posted 12-15-2014 02:10 PM

Thanks, Roger! :)

Sheila

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

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