Celtic pendants

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Project by Celticscroller posted 07-04-2014 04:16 AM 2324 views 3 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made these pendants in maple and basswood from celtic knot patterns in celtic patterns books by Dover. I cut the pattern with a scroll saw and then hand carved the knot detail with hand carving knives. I hot fixed the rhinestones and drilled holes to attach the chains. I soaked the pendants in Danish oil and then finished with a couple of coats of spray lacquer.
Thanks for looking.

-- Anna, Richmond BC

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#1 posted 07-04-2014 04:40 AM

Beautiful, Anna! Really delicate. Hard to pick a favorite. I’d surely make a mess of the spray lacquer trying to get it in all those crevasses! Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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Jamie Speirs

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#2 posted 07-04-2014 09:18 AM

Those are amazing
So fine.


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#3 posted 07-04-2014 01:46 PM

Very cool. Very cool!!! I like your idea of adding the stones to the pieces!!!

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James

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#4 posted 07-04-2014 02:06 PM

All are exquisite—truly outstanding. Thanks for sharing.

P.S. What is picture number four? A snake? I like it the best, but that’s just me.

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

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#5 posted 07-04-2014 02:37 PM

I like them. Have only done one in wood but in my younger days I used to hand stitch and carve Celtic Scottish Sporran style belt/shoulder bags.

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#6 posted 07-04-2014 06:07 PM

Nice work, they all look wonderful.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 07-04-2014 07:46 PM

Thank you all for your kind comments.
Yes, John, picture #4 is a snake – he is often in Celtic art. I liked working on this one as well. It’s a little unique.
Larry your leatherwork is beautiful. Love the design on that sporran

-- Anna, Richmond BC

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#8 posted 07-04-2014 08:39 PM

I really like what I see here. The round one and the triangular are 2 of my favorite patterns. However, the snake is outstanding! The book of Kells has nothing on you.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#9 posted 07-04-2014 11:03 PM

Hi great to see someone else carving celtic Knotts some interesting designs you have there.
My name is Barry Based in Windsor West London UK and I also carve Celtic & Viking Knotts maybe we can share a few ideas across the pond. I quite like your pendents well done Bazz.

Ps :- I have enclosed one of my project photos you may find of interest.

-- BAZZ, LIVERPOOL UK A workshop is not a luxury . We need it to preserve our sanity in this frantic world we live in. A place to be at peace.

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#10 posted 07-04-2014 11:09 PM

Lovely work (as usual) Anna. Love the delicate artistry.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#11 posted 07-05-2014 03:01 AM

Thank you Mark, Bazz and John for your kind comments. Bazz, your celtic work is beautiful. I love the woods you use.

-- Anna, Richmond BC

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#12 posted 07-05-2014 09:59 AM

These are truly beautiful, Anna! You do such wonderful work. It is always a joy to see! :)


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

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#13 posted 07-05-2014 01:57 PM

Nice work. These are great patterns.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#14 posted 07-06-2014 03:03 AM

Thank you Sheila and Charles. They were fun to do. My Celtic roots coming out!

-- Anna, Richmond BC

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#15 posted 07-06-2014 11:56 PM

Love these knots. They look great. You always do very nice carving.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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