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Project by BENTWOOD posted 03-22-2014 03:10 AM 1602 views 7 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is actually American walnut that was smoked on its edges for a rustic looking bentwood ring. This was a fun and new process for my bentwood rings and I was quickly reminded that wood does actually burn easily. :)

Do ya’ll (yes, Texas) like the look? I wonder how other woods would tranform from the same torture?

Any comments or suggestions would be appreciated.

-- http://www.bentwoodjewelrydesigns.com





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B13

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#1 posted 03-22-2014 03:23 AM

Gorgeous! Texas sunburst.

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#2 posted 03-22-2014 04:22 AM

Very beautiful ring indeed!

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

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#3 posted 03-22-2014 04:50 AM

This probably is a nice looking piece. Too bad you feel it necessary to ruin it with a logo across the front…...........

-- mike...............

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#4 posted 03-22-2014 05:50 AM

Wow Shannon, that has to be one of your prettiest rings yet. The beautiful golden colour in the centre to the sudden change of reds to the scorched or burnt edges. Very dramatic colour changes producing an amazing looking bentwood ring….awesome.

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

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#5 posted 03-22-2014 05:53 AM

Nice looking ring! Love the “torture” you put this one through.

and i don’t mind the watermark at all, as a Graphic Designer I know all to well that without one people will take your work and credit themselves with it and try to profit from it.

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#6 posted 03-22-2014 06:05 AM

Awesome!

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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#7 posted 03-22-2014 08:00 AM

Supurb Love it The colors work really well. Your top of your game well done.

-- 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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#8 posted 03-22-2014 11:55 AM

that is beautiful, great work

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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#9 posted 03-22-2014 01:11 PM

Very nice. Purpleheart would be an interesting wood to use the burning technique on , as when heated it becomes another, more vibrant, darker shade of purple.

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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#10 posted 03-22-2014 01:24 PM

Beautiful ring, Shannon.

And the electronic watermark is not a distraction at all. I once worked in a library that posted some unique historical photos on their website – without electronic watermarks. Imagine our surprise when a few months later the photos showed up in an ad for alcoholic beverages with the corporate logo photoshopped into the scene.

Have a great weekend.

-- Leafherder

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#11 posted 03-22-2014 01:37 PM

Yes I like the look Very well done

-- Ron Campbell https://www.facebook.com/ronald.g.campbell

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#12 posted 03-22-2014 01:41 PM

You just keep getting better and better, Shannon!

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

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#13 posted 03-22-2014 01:47 PM

Pretty cool.

-- "I'm not afraid of heights. I'm afraid of widths." - Steven Wright

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#14 posted 03-22-2014 02:40 PM

You know what? You make the prettiest bentwood rings that I have ever seen… really. And you just keep getting better and better at it. You presentation pictures are top notch too!

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16 http://www.TheCrookedNail.blogspot.com

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#15 posted 03-22-2014 02:45 PM

Looks cool to me.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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