Chip Carved Christmas Ornaments demonstrates how to create an endless variety of exquisite wooden Christmas ornaments for your tree using only two knives and just three basic cuts. A selection of ready-to- use full-size patterns include versatile elements that can be re-combined with infinite variations. Chip carving one of the earliest forms of traditional woodcarving is also one of the easiest methods for beginners to learn. By following the expert advice of award-winning chip carver Bruce Nicholas carvers of all abilities can create finely pierced festive ornaments that will let the Christmas lights shine through. The author also reveals his beautiful techniques for staining the ornaments with water color pencils allowing you to create eye- catching decorations that will brighten your home. But the fun doesn't need to stop there; why not help spread Christmas cheer by making ornaments for family friends and neighbors?