I hand drew a pencil outline of the holly vine that is to hang at the bottom of the sign. Then it's off to the welding area. I bend and cut and weld and bend and cut and weld and whala looks "Vine to me".
It takes longer to clean up the rough edges and to detail the shape. "but it's all in the details"
The berries are formed using sculpting epoxy and then they'll get there final coats of paint.
For this caliber of sign I couldn't see putting just on a flat bell, as was shown in the original design. I glued up a block of HDU 4" thick and set the router to work finding the bells within.
I'll add some holly above the bells and a few berries and let the school bells Ring.