I take no credit for the angel ornament design which I copied from Eugen Schlaak, a professional turner in Windsor, Ontario. You can find his written tutorial at Woodturningonline.com.
Nothing builds tool control skills like turning multiple copies of the same thing. And this ornament gives a lot of practice on all of the essential skew cuts: V-cut, turning a bead, planing cut, truing up end grain and the peeling cut. Learning to use the skew chisel, just like learning to make a video, presents a host of learning hurdles. But learning something new and overcoming challenges can be fun and satisfying.