Matching Pair - Amboyna Burl Two Tone Bracelet and Ring

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Project by JR_Dog posted 08-12-2013 07:36 PM 1732 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s my new option on my Etsy Shop – matching pairs. I just made these for a nice couple; he wanted a ring and she wanted a bracelet. I have some clean up to do on the wood to metal interface but all in all they both came out really nice.

Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 08-12-2013 07:49 PM

Looks awesome. Do you make the metal portion of the rings yourself or do you use a prefab kit?

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#2 posted 08-12-2013 07:53 PM

Thanks groy87!

I purchase the cores from Bangle Guy (Eric Goertz).

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#3 posted 08-12-2013 09:04 PM

VERY NICE. I have not yet done any rings. Just seems like too many sizes Nice work

-- Ron Campbell

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#4 posted 08-12-2013 11:26 PM

Hey JR…A very nice matching set and as always you choose some amazing looking woods for them. I have never heard of Amboyna, is it an American wood or does it grow some where else. Either way it is stunning.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#5 posted 08-12-2013 11:49 PM

“My Precious!”

Great news and excellent work.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#6 posted 08-13-2013 12:33 AM

Thank you Ron and Doc!

Dave, (Here’s info on Amboyna):

Pterocarpus indicus (Amboine, Pashu Padauk, Malay Paduak, New Guinea Rosewood, or, ambiguously, “Narra” which can refer to several Pterocarpus species) is a species of Pterocarpus native to southeastern Asia, northern Australasia, and the western Pacific Ocean islands, in Cambodia, southernmost China, East Timor, Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, the Ryukyu Islands, the Solomon Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam. Other names include Narra (Philippines), Sonokembang (Indonesia), Angsana or Sena (Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore), Tnug (Cambodia).

Pterocarpus indicus was one of the two species (the other being Eysenhardtia polystacha) used as a source for the 16th to 18th-century traditional diuretic known as lignum nephriticum.

Many populations of Pterocarpus indicus are seriously threatened. It is extinct in Vietnam and possibly in Sri Lanka and the Peninsular Malaysia.

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#7 posted 08-13-2013 10:41 AM

Really good looking match. I bet they love ‘em. That Amboyna is a really good looking wood.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#8 posted 08-13-2013 10:44 AM

Thank you Bob

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#9 posted 08-14-2013 03:47 PM

Beautiful set. Amboyna is the burl of Narra or Narna (not sure exact name) from somewhere in Asia…I think, if memory serves me right.
Another great job JR_Dog!


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#10 posted 08-14-2013 03:51 PM

Thank you Shannon

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#11 posted 08-15-2013 02:18 PM

Very pretty and stunning set! The gorgeous wood looks great with the metal. Great job!

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#12 posted 08-15-2013 02:19 PM

Very nice.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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