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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Angels For The Tree

Today is all about the angel ornaments I have made. I think that there must be thousands of different angel patterns available for the scroll saw. I only wish there was more time to cut more of these before Christmas.

I've had a lot of people ask me if I could make them one or more of them.

There are wall plaques, ornaments, fretwork, intarsia, and compound angels. I made several of each of these angels this year. Mine are all ornaments and done in fretwork. I cut 3 or more of each of these. I have 4 or 5 more ready to cut but time is getting away from me and I had to stop cutting so many ornaments and get back to the items that I need to complete for gifts.

For these angels, I used 1/4 inch red oak and the average size of them are 4 to 6 inches tall. They are finished with golden oak, pecan, and natural finishes.

The very first angel that I completed is this one:

I fell in love with her and just had to cut several. That was before I started finding all of these other angels! I found them in magazines, books, and on-line.

Here are several that I found in a Scroll Saw Magazine. There are several more of these filigree angels but these are the ones that I liked the best:

The first one is the only ornament that I cut using Poplar wood.  The grain is not as visible as with red oak but the wood is sturdier.  

This one and the ones to follow are more of the red oak.

This last one I revamped the pattern because I, personally, thought that she looked like she had a set of arms that went up and legs that went down, and then her skirt came from between the legs. I thinned the wing so that it no longer looks like arms going up, lowered the head, and make what originally looked like legs be the arms and she looks more balanced to me. I like the end result:

And finally this angel is by far may favorite of all of the ones I have cut. I am not sure if it is the double heart that I like or if it is her delicate features and double ruffled skirt.

As I finish other angels I will post them but this is all I am planning on making for this holiday season.

Happy Crafting ! ! !



Anonymous said...

These are beautiful!! Can you tell me where to find the pattern for the very first one pictured on this post that has the hearts? All of them are great! Thanks for sharing,

Brenda said...

Hi Silvia.

The very first one came from a book called "Scroll Saw Christmas Ornaments" BY Tom Zieg. It is published by Fox Chapel Publishing Co., Inc. I found mine at but I know you can buy it directly from Fox Chapel. (I have bought others from them directly.
Thanks for looking!

SIlwin Pereira said...

The angels look good. I am planning to make a bigger one. hopefully can find the magazine again and then take it to a print ship and enlarge it.