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I just finished designing these little ornaments a couple of days ago. They were really fun to do and turned out to be a little challenging, but I pulled it off without breaking any pieces. They are a dozen little ornaments that can be cut on the scroll saw. In order to make the frame, you drill a small hole and tilt the scroll saw a few degrees before you cut the inner oval from the edge. You are then able to push the center back slightly, creating a more dimensional look.

I first designed these to be made in the pictured 4" size. With them being so small, the cutting was slightly more difficult and I would definitely call these and intermediate/advanced pattern. But I liked the designs so much that I also included slightly larger versions of them in the pattern packets (6.5" tall) which can be used as mini-plaques. This would give even the newer scroll sawyers the opportunity to try them, as the difference in size make them much easier to cut.

The painting instructions are purely optional, as you can see. The first set was done in a curly/bird's eye maple and the second set in which I painted the frames was made of Baltic birch plywood. I like both versions myself and find each one appealing. The painting is done with a sea sponge (No brushes necessary!) and is easy enough for anyone to do.

I now have the patterns available on my website (they are divided into two sets) and I have a special offer for my mailing list customers to get a special deal on the set.

I hope you like them! Thanks for looking.

Sheila :)

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they are BEAUTIFUL
 

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Beautifully done, Sheila. Initially I couldn't see how the candy cane held in there until I looked closer. Very delicate work.
 

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Thanks to you both. The trick is to get the eye to fill in the areas where you need to cut in order to hold the pieces on. It is amazing how our brains work that way. They are surprisingly strong for the type of design they are.

I am happy you like them. :)

Sheila
 

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I have been waiting to see these, they came out very nice! I would love to make them but I am in the middle of a very detailed scroll project right now, probably weeks to go at a couple of hours a night. and then a bath cabinet and then 6 chairs for the kitchen table. I like the unpainted ones the best but I'm all about wood and don't really even like stain! maybe I would use 2 different contrasting woods? alas their is always next years ornaments, might still get the patterns anyway. they kinda have a old fashioned country charm that I like!
 

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Very pretty!
 

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Great looking - as always
 

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They came out great Sheila.

Nicely done.

Lee
 

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Thank you very much everyone. They seem to be really good sellers too. I put them up this afternoon and have had lots and lots of orders. I am really happy at the response. :)

Sheila
 

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Very pretty ornaments you designs Sheila .
I would like to try a scroll saw project some day ,maybe incorporated in a box .
When I do I will get in touch with you for the design because your designs are awesome !
Thanks for the post.

Kiefer
 

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positively wonderful. Your tree must look amazing at Christmas with all your test and samples ornaments.
 

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I really like these Sheila…. My bride also gave her two thumbs up as well.
 

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Thank you all again! Kiefer, I am always here to help you out if you have a questions. If I can't answer it, I usually can direct you to someone who can. Feel free to contact me. :)

Sheila
 

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hey girl..neat reindeer(?) I like the non painted best. it really shows the grace of the design
 

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Purdy Purdy Purdy!
 

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Yes, this maple I had was awesome. It was curly with some bird's eye figure in it. Small curls too which made these look nice. I suppose it is like comparing apples and oranges (painted vs. non-painted) Both are nice in their own way. I like to give choices. :)

Thank you for the nice comments!

Sheila
 

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I got my copies, and will cut some today.
They are great.
 

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this is a really great piece, as i did a quick look after i looked it over, i almost thought i saw different pieces of the road runner in there…legs, part of his head…lol….its funny what our minds will think with certain stimuli…nice scroll work…it looks like you have done this before….lol…....grizz
 

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very nice work Sheila. I love them.
 

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Very nice designs Sheila, they should sell very well.
 
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