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Bentwood Ring using Macassar Ebony with Crushed Bronze Glass Accent Inlay

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Project by BENTWOOD posted 334 days ago 1356 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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Dusty56

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#1 posted 334 days ago

Another wonderfully unique offering, Shannon : )

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BENTWOOD

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#2 posted 334 days ago

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 334 days ago

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.

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work.

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amagineer

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#4 posted 334 days ago

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 334 days ago

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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JR_Dog

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#6 posted 334 days ago

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

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JR_Dog

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#7 posted 334 days ago

Very beautiful rings

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BENTWOOD

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#8 posted 334 days ago

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 334 days ago

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 334 days ago

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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HillbillyShooter

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#11 posted 334 days ago

Absolutely beautiful!

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#12 posted 334 days ago

nice job

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BENTWOOD

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#13 posted 334 days ago

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

-- http://www.bentwoodjewelrydesigns.com

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MAXIMUSminimus

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#14 posted 334 days ago

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 334 days ago

Thanks MAX! I plan to create full glass inlay.

-- http://www.bentwoodjewelrydesigns.com

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