The idea came to me that I could combine my love of scroll sawn Christmas ornaments with my new love of mother of pearl and abalone inlaying. Hence the following examples of a scroll sawn set of angels that have had mother of pearl inlayed in them.

Angel - outstretched arms

The angel with her palms outstretched has mother of pearl wings and abalone sleeves. These angels are quite labour intensive for such a simple ornament and required careful sequencing of cutting and inlaying steps.

Angel w trumpet - Green bkgd

The angel with the trumpet is quite a fun ornament to hang on the tree. When cutting it, careful positioning of the template is required so that the trumpet lines up with the grain, otherwise it’s incredibly easy to break this slender piece of wood when handling the piece.

Hung on a Christmas tree they do look good.