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Ring with lapislazuli inlay

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Project by ww_bcn posted 07-13-2015 06:05 AM 1360 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi Lumberjocks! This time I bring you another jewelry project (it’s been some months since the last one). I wanted to share and show how I craft another type of stone inlay using solid wood (boxwood which it’s really hard specie) and lapislazzuli (stone).

Please, leave me a comment if you’re interested on more jewelry projects.

If you have any questions, I’ll be pleased to answer them.

Don’t forget to subscribe to my channel if you haven’t yet.

Regards from Barcelona!





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#1 posted 07-13-2015 02:43 PM

A beauty for sure

-- Fingerlakes farming and woodworking.

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#2 posted 07-13-2015 03:34 PM

I am not a jewelry freak at all; and still think this is gorgeous!

Very nice work and design!

-- just rjR

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#3 posted 07-13-2015 05:54 PM

Very pretty, i think the only other time I’ve heard of lapis lazuli is in the Old Testament, very cool to see what it looks like.

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#4 posted 07-13-2015 06:41 PM

Very nice. One question, when you sand the stone after gluing into the wood, what grit did you start with?

-- Bill - Mesquite, TX --- "Everything with a power cord eventually winds up in the trash.” John Sarge , timber framer and blacksmith instructor at Tillers International school

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#5 posted 07-13-2015 08:45 PM

First things first. I want to thank you for comming by, check this project and leave a comment.


A beauty for sure

- ToolAnimalAmos

Thanks TAA!


I am not a jewelry freak at all; and still think this is gorgeous!

Very nice work and design!

- ralbuck

It’s good to know that even so you liked it. That’s a good sign! Thanks for your kind comment ralbuck!


Very pretty, i think the only other time I ve heard of lapis lazuli is in the Old Testament, very cool to see what it looks like.

- Notw

Thanks Notw. Actually, it’s a gorgeous stone to work with. It has quite deep and intense blue, which contrast with any kind of wood. Regards!


Very nice. One question, when you sand the stone after gluing into the wood, what grit did you start with?

- Pimzedd

I recommend you to start about 60/80 grit. Don’t be too aggressive or the piece will overheat, which increases the risk of cracks (especially if you’re working with small portions of solid wood).

Greetings from Barcelona!

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#6 posted 07-13-2015 10:48 PM

Great job, the lapis lazuli and boxwood look really good together. I also really liked the video. My only concern is the amount of lapis lazuli that is wasted by grinding it down. Maybe if you crushed the stone into smaller pieces first then you would not lose as much in the grinding.

Thanks for sharing your techniques.

-- Leafherder

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#7 posted 07-14-2015 12:38 AM

watched the video – very nicely put together

-- designer by education, wood working hack by choice

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#8 posted 07-14-2015 05:50 AM



Great job, the lapis lazuli and boxwood look really good together. I also really liked the video. My only concern is the amount of lapis lazuli that is wasted by grinding it down. Maybe if you crushed the stone into smaller pieces first then you would not lose as much in the grinding.

Thanks for sharing your techniques.

- leafherder

Hi leafherder! Thanks for your comment. It maybe seem that I lose some lapis lazuli while grinding it but actually I only spend one mini-stone to make that ring (and it left over a half of it). Besides, I have about 80 pieces like this of lapislazuli which cost me about 3$ and I asume those will last me for a very long time. Anyway, I appreciate your concern. Regards!


watched the video – very nicely put together

- Chris

Thanks Chris, I’m glad you liked it. I invite you to watch my other videos which may interest you. Cheers!

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