TOOT TOOT! :) Bentwood Ebony Ring with Crushed Bronze Glass Full Inlay

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Project by BENTWOOD posted 364 days ago 1382 views 2 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After some positive feedback from the super-duper LJ contributors here using the crushed glass with transverse accent, I quickly made the same ring using the material as a full inlay. I don’t mean to toot my own horn but…TOOT TOOT! :)

This new inlay material is awesome as it is translucent and sparkles randomly at various angles. I believe it is masculine but still elegant enough for a women…least that’s what I am hoping.

What say you LJ audience?


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#1 posted 364 days ago

Shannon wow ! Fabulous work as always looks expencive Good luck with your Business.

-- BAZZ, WINDSOR UK A workshop is not a luxury . We need it to preserve our sanity in this frantic world we live in. A place to be at peace.

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#2 posted 364 days ago

Thank you very much bazz!


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#3 posted 364 days ago

I love it! Striking inlay and great choice of wood. You have a real talent Shannon!

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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Tim Pursell

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#4 posted 364 days ago

Toot away! The ring looks great!


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Ronald G Campbell

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#5 posted 364 days ago

Toot toot is right Your work is great. How well are these holding up over time and with multiple hand washings
they are beaurtiful

-- Ron Campbell

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#6 posted 364 days ago

I love it Shannon! Setting the inlay to one side puts both wood and inlay on equal footing almost like wearing two bands at once. Also gives the wearer variety – inlay band next to the knuckles one day – then towards the fingernails the next day. (Versatility is always a good selling point with jewelry – and something that women look for when buying.) Looks like you have another winner here.


-- Leafherder

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#7 posted 364 days ago

Hi Fellow Texan :) I think I heard the tooting clear over here in Austin :)

Shannon, I took a look at your website and you do very nice work, including this ring, do you mainly sale online or do you do shows as well? I’m planing on being in Cameron Art’s and Fairs show coming in Oct, doing the Marble Falls show next month, I know these two towns are a bit far from where you are.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at

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#8 posted 364 days ago

Shannon: You should be tooting that horn, because you design amazing rings.

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

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#9 posted 364 days ago

Stuning ring, the colors and material compliment each other extremely well!


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#10 posted 364 days ago

MrFid – Thanks for the kind remarks.

Tim – Thank you. I have seen some of your rings and you sir have some toot tooting to do as well. :)

Ron – Thanks a lot. I still have the ring I first crafted years ago and the finish has held up very well after wearing it on and off over time.

leafherder – Thanks again for taking a peek at my newest project. As an ex “jewelry guy”, your knowledgeable input is always helpful. My uncle brought back two different stones from Russia (forget their names) and I have to thank you as the inspiration for me to search them out from a previous reply you sent me so thank you, thank you, thank you! Tried to get him to bring back some amber but he said they were asking too much $$. I have already crushed the new stones and will be sure to post when I finally get to use them as inlays.


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#11 posted 364 days ago

Blackie – Howdy! You sure that was a toot and not a poot? LOL Sorry, I couldn’t resist.
I have been crafting these bentwood rings for family ,friends and friends of friends a long time but just opened my Etsy shop and website a month ago. I have yet to do any shows but hear they can be addicting. Guess there are worse vices than being an arts and fair show junkie huh?

amagineer – You are too kind…but I will toot toot! :)

JR_Dog – Thanks again for taking a look at my latest project. I can visualize the crushed glass on one of your beautiful bangles…wink wink.


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#12 posted 364 days ago

Absolutely beautiful! Out of curiosity, is the inlay imbedded in epoxy (or something) to make the ring smooth, and how do wood rings wear? Thanks for posting.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#13 posted 364 days ago

Absolutely gorgeous! Your work is amazing, thanks for sharing it with us. I’m Looking forward to your next one now.

-- Don't waste today, it is yesterdays tomorrow!~SisQMark

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#14 posted 364 days ago

HillbillyShooter – Thanks. CA is the tried and true for bonding and finishing. They are smoothed by polishing the CA usually starting 400 grit to very high grit. Bentwood rings are extremely durable and do not break.

SisQMark – Thank you for taking the time to look at my project and make a nice comment.


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#15 posted 364 days ago

Wow. In a word…striking! Very nice.

-- RETIRED...nuff said!

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