well, i finally decided to take the plunge and make my first ornament. this one is just a prototype to get the feel of making one. changes i'll be making on the next ones are a different type of top, not too happy with the cross between an onion dome and a hershey's kiss. i think i'll go with a middle part that is about a half inch shorter, for some reason this center is a big too long for my liking. i like the bottom part, and will keep that. i gave it a quick coat of spray shellac.