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Bentwood Ring using Macassar Ebony with Crushed Bronze Glass Accent Inlay

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Project by BENTWOOD posted 08-25-2013 03:40 PM 1512 views 4 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I used a crushed glass accent inlay since the malachite has been doing so well. It is much more subtle than most inlays but when exposed to light it really “pops”! I plan to use this material for full inlays as well for anyone wanting a unique and classy look.

I really respect the skill and opinions of LJ contributors and invite any feedback or ideas.

Thanks guys,
Shannon
www.bentwoodjewelrydesigns.com

-- http://www.bentwoodjewelrydesigns.com





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#1 posted 08-25-2013 04:11 PM

Another wonderfully unique offering, Shannon : )

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BENTWOOD

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#2 posted 08-25-2013 04:22 PM

Thank you Dusty56…my new LJ buddy! :)

-- http://www.bentwoodjewelrydesigns.com

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#3 posted 08-25-2013 04:46 PM

The crushed glass adds a nice accent to the wood. Being much harder than wood I would imagine it has to be carefully worked when the fine tune sanding is done. Very creative.

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#4 posted 08-25-2013 05:00 PM

The color’s go so well together. You have a wonderful way of creating your rings that make them unique.
-don

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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BENTWOOD

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#5 posted 08-25-2013 05:28 PM

Greg – Yes, the glass required grinding and sanding with a silicone carbide bit. Thank you!

amagineer – I appreciate you looking at my work again and giving me some valuable feedback.

-- http://www.bentwoodjewelrydesigns.com

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#6 posted 08-25-2013 05:37 PM

Stained glass maybe, or old blue sea glass you sometimes find at the beach?

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#7 posted 08-25-2013 05:38 PM

Very beautiful rings

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BENTWOOD

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#8 posted 08-25-2013 06:24 PM

JR_Dog – Thank so much. You always know how to get my wheels turning with new ideas. :)
Your input is very much appreciated.

-- http://www.bentwoodjewelrydesigns.com

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leafherder

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#9 posted 08-25-2013 06:38 PM

Great job Shannon!

I really like the transverse inlay – very different from the usual parallel inlay. Was it harder to do it this way? Obviously requires less inlay material but really expands the design possibilities “unique and classy” are the perfect words to describe it. I look forward to seeing more.

John

-- Leafherder

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BENTWOOD

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#10 posted 08-25-2013 06:50 PM

Thank you leafherder! Since less material is used with transverse inlays there is much less to grind down and sand smooth and usually makes for a quicker process. Finishing off each side of the inlay material is trickiest part.

-- http://www.bentwoodjewelrydesigns.com

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#11 posted 08-25-2013 07:10 PM

Absolutely beautiful!

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#12 posted 08-25-2013 07:24 PM

nice job

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BENTWOOD

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#13 posted 08-25-2013 09:04 PM

Thanks taking the time to look and respond Hillbilly and robinus!

-- http://www.bentwoodjewelrydesigns.com

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#14 posted 08-25-2013 09:58 PM

I think this is my favorite project you have submitted so far…although the guitar string inlay is a close second. :)
The glass inlay looks sophisticated enough for a “suit” and still earthy enough for a blue collar guy such as myself.

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BENTWOOD

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#15 posted 08-25-2013 10:33 PM

Thanks MAX! I plan to create full glass inlay.

-- http://www.bentwoodjewelrydesigns.com

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