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Purple People Eater - Purpleheart Bentwood Ring with silver glass inlay

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Project by BENTWOOD posted 09-07-2013 01:15 AM 1951 views 4 times favorited 41 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Okay okay, I know…Texas A&M colors are maroon and white but this is what an Aggie fan ordered and who am I to argue? :)

The silver glass inlay really snaps, crackles and pops! When outdoors in the sunlight the glass is super brilliant and looks like it’s battery operated…lol. Purpleheart is not one of my favorite woods but it bends very well and is strong.

Hope ya’ll like it.

-- http://www.bentwoodjewelrydesigns.com





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aussiedave

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#1 posted 09-07-2013 01:28 AM

Whats not to like Shannon, it’s absolutely beautiful. The glass really does sparkle like little lights. As for being the correct colour…well the client is always correct. Another awesome ring to your collection of past beauties.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#2 posted 09-07-2013 02:50 AM

Your work is exquisite. Somehow the purple doesn’t show up well on my iPad, but it doesn’t matter because the customer is always right. As long as the “fan” is happy you’ve succeeded.

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

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#3 posted 09-07-2013 03:05 AM

Shannon, I really like the colour contrast, and I just luv purpleheart. Is the ring one piece???

Congratulations.

-- 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.

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BENTWOOD

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#4 posted 09-07-2013 03:25 AM

Thanks guys! Yes, in the end what is important is the customer is happy. Guess I need to now make a rival University of Texas Longhorns ring now huh? Their colors are burnt orange and white so maybe African Padauk mixed with Mother of Pearl? Any other burnt orange woods out there? I am drawing a blank.

BobWemm – This ring is made with very thin cuts of purpleheart (approx. 1/32”-1/64”) overlapping one another creating a very durable bentwood ring that will not break.

-- http://www.bentwoodjewelrydesigns.com

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woodshaver

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#5 posted 09-07-2013 03:43 AM

WOW! How could you not be happy with this beauty! Nice color contrast. A piece to be proud of for sure! Excellent work!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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WoodenFrog

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#6 posted 09-07-2013 03:47 AM

Very Beautiful Shannon, it really does POP!!
I love Purpleheart wood!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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OhValleyWoodandWool

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#7 posted 09-07-2013 03:48 AM

Spectacular! are you using CA glue to finish and bond the laminates?

Doug

-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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BENTWOOD

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#8 posted 09-07-2013 03:51 AM

Thanks. I appreciate all your feedback.

CA glue bonds and finishes the thin veneers.

-- http://www.bentwoodjewelrydesigns.com

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jlb

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#9 posted 09-07-2013 05:39 AM

What can I say? Another beautiful ring. Whoever gets this should be really happy! I still can’t even imagine how you make these.

-- Jim, Ca, jimlbenson@comcast.net

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SisQMark

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#10 posted 09-07-2013 07:08 AM

You rock!! Awesome craftsmanship. Purpleheart is one durable wood though. Very stunning ring.
Mark~

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

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jlb

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#11 posted 09-07-2013 08:16 AM

Shannon; As to orange wood, yew might be a possibility It’s available from Craft Supply.

Jim

-- Jim, Ca, jimlbenson@comcast.net

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#12 posted 09-07-2013 10:24 AM

Amazing, love the look of this…

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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JR_Dog

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#13 posted 09-07-2013 12:57 PM

Great job Shannon!

Another beauty!

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MAXIMUSminimus

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#14 posted 09-07-2013 02:34 PM

Wow, it’s looks very elegant and the contrast of purpleheart with glass is very nice. Looking forward to seeing your next ring.

-- RETIRED...nuff said!

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BENTWOOD

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#15 posted 09-07-2013 03:22 PM

jib – Thank YEW sir! :) I will look into using the yew wood for that burnt orange effect.

SisQMark – Thanks. Yes, it is durable. The purple heart dulled my tools quick and I used more sandpaper.

Ken – Thank you.

JR_Dog – Thanks again for checking out my project and all the help along the way. Much obliged as we say here in Texas…while wearing “ten gallon” hats on our horses watching the tumbleweed roll by…lol.

MAX – Appreciate your feedback!

-- http://www.bentwoodjewelrydesigns.com

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