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The Votes are in for the Third SSWC People’s Choice Contest 2016

Congratulations to the winners of the third 2016 People’s Choice Contest!

The category for this contest was Ornaments: Painted and Unpainted. We’ll be talking to some of these scrollers about sharing their patterns in future issues. Plus, cash prizes will be awarded. Due to the number of entries submitted, we chose one winner in the painted category and two winners for the unpainted category.


Ornaments: Painted

First Place: Peace

Rachelle La Fave of Madison, Wis., scrolled her ornament because she believes we need more peace in this world. The center of the 3 1/4″-dia. ornament is attached with a fishing lure spinner than enables it to rotate independently from the exterior of the ornament.

Ornaments: Unpainted

First Place: Peace on Earth

These Peace on Earth ornaments were designed by the husband-and-wife team Richie and Larkin Newberry from Summerville, S.C. Richie and Larkin created these ornaments with the idea that they can be used across all denominations and religions. They cut the 2 3/4″-square ornaments from poplar and stained them with a nontoxic dye.

Second Place: 3-D Deer

Daniel Blackmon of Holden, Mo., made 3-D Deer from a 2 1/2″ maple ball. He cut the ball into thin slices with a band saw, and then cut the slices into trees and a pair of deer. He then glued the pieces back together where they had been in the ball.