Bentwood Ebony Wood ring with Chrysocolla Inlay

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Project by BENTWOOD posted 01-25-2014 04:26 AM 2484 views 5 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi guys!

Been a while since I posted but had to share one of my favorite new inlay rings.

I love Ebony wood for bentwood rings! Strong, durable and looks beautifully rich.

What can I say about Chrysocolla??? Hmmm…..I love it! It captures of beauty of any wood type that I inlay with this mineral.

Look forward to posting more of my new projects. Love to know what you all think. As always I welcome any ideas.


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#1 posted 01-25-2014 04:33 AM

Looks great. Has a turquoise look with some quartz. Can you buy it crushed or do you have to crush it yourself?

-- "When we build, let us think we build forever." John Ruskin

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#2 posted 01-25-2014 04:36 AM

Bearpaw- Thanks! You can buy it crushed but I prefer to crush it myself


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#3 posted 01-25-2014 04:46 AM

Beautiful Shannon. The color of the wood really compliments the color of the stone. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#5 posted 01-25-2014 05:07 AM

Beautiful as always. Would it be possible to make a narrow mesquite ring with a wavy string of ground diamond inlay?

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#6 posted 01-25-2014 05:21 AM

Nice visual combination. Should be a sold piece SOOOOON!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#7 posted 01-25-2014 05:23 AM

Beautiful piece, and the lovely properties of Chrysocolla will be wonderful for the owner.
Very nice work.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#8 posted 01-25-2014 07:28 AM

Another beautiful ring Shannon, as is all your work. Is it a commissioned piece? If not it is going to sell very quickly. I had not heard of Chrysocolla so I had to Google it…then when I saw it I realized I had seen it in crystal jewelry shops…Duh! I need to get out more…lol

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

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#9 posted 01-25-2014 01:37 PM

it’s dubbed “Seaside Kahlua!” at least that’s the first place my mind takes me when I look at this beautiful work of art. Crystal blue ocean sipping a kahlua and milk with a good book and this ring worn on the hand that turns the pages.

your work continues to turn heads!

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#10 posted 01-25-2014 02:35 PM

Beautiful as always. Great work

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

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#11 posted 01-25-2014 03:16 PM

Yes I was wondering where you were. Missed seeing your great rings. This is another great ring. Thanks for sharing Shannon

-- Ron Campbell

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#12 posted 01-25-2014 03:26 PM

Really stands out with the contrast of color…. and ‘texture’.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#13 posted 01-25-2014 03:31 PM

Just beautiful!

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#14 posted 01-25-2014 03:31 PM

Absolutely Gorgeous!!

Love the way you displayed it in the photos, too!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#15 posted 01-25-2014 03:40 PM

Saw – Mequite supposedly has very poor bending properties and strentgh but I am always up for a challenge and really like the diamond idea. :)

Cau – Thank you. My favorite stone inlay to date.

John – Thank you and really appreciate the website link! It will defintely come in handy when describing these inlays.

Dave – I too need to get out more as my shop walls are closing in on me. heehee This was my best seller over the Holidays inlaid at different widths and usually offset.

JR_Dog – I like that…Seaside Kahlua! Can I use that? ;) Colors remind me of the clear Carribean ocean waters. Kind of a subtle mix of malachite and blue lapis but even better.

OhValley – Thank you


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