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Beach Anyone? Hawaiian "Olivine" Green Beach Sand Inlay

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Project by BENTWOOD posted 03-29-2014 08:51 PM 1955 views 4 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In honor of Spring’s much anticipated arrival (and the beach bum in me)....

Green sand inlaid in rosewood from the Hawaiian Papakolea Beach, aka “Green Sand Beach”. One of only four beaches in the entire world with green sand. Olivine is a silicate mineral consisting of magnesium and iron and is better known as peridot in the gem universe.

http://www.hawaii-guide.com/big_island_of_hawaii/beaches/green_sand_beach_papakolea

Do LumberJock member get group discounted travel rates to Hawaii? :)

-- http://www.bentwoodjewelrydesigns.com





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MAXIMUSminimus

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#1 posted 03-29-2014 09:15 PM

Very cool ring! Keep them coming.

-- RETIRED...nuff said!

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 03-29-2014 09:31 PM

Very elegant ring, Shannon!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 03-29-2014 10:03 PM

As always, a fantastic ring.

I’m guessing you sand the sand and polish it until it’s smooth?

Sand the Sand? I wonder if that’s the first time anyone has ever said that? ;-)

Cheers!

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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DocSavage45

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#4 posted 03-29-2014 10:38 PM

Actually my favorite to date!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#5 posted 03-29-2014 11:44 PM

Very attractive celebration of Spring. Thanks

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

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#6 posted 03-29-2014 11:54 PM

Beautifully done, unique idea, and great photography too. An overflow of talent. Thanks for the enjoyment.

Ken

-- What's a vibrant young guy like me doing in a broken down old body like this?

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#7 posted 03-30-2014 12:04 AM

looks great, amazing job

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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Roger

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#8 posted 03-30-2014 12:27 AM

Very elegant. This would be the closest I’d ever get to Hawaii. lol

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#9 posted 03-30-2014 12:41 AM

Lookn great!

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#10 posted 03-30-2014 12:43 AM

If your superstitious It’s bad luck! to take sand from Hawaii. :]

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#11 posted 03-30-2014 03:37 AM

As always WOW! just WOW!!

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

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#12 posted 03-30-2014 08:58 AM

Lovely homage to Spring, Shannon. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#13 posted 03-30-2014 01:27 PM

Very very nice Shannon, another excellent looking ring. have never seen green beach sand before but it goes well with the wood colouring. Awesome.

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

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leafherder

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#14 posted 03-30-2014 01:30 PM

Another beautiful ring Shannon, and you might want to mention that Peridot is the Birthstone for August so this would also be appropriate for those Summer days at the Beach. :)

Thanks for sharing, can’t wait to see what beautiful combinations you come up with next!

-- Leafherder

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lew

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#15 posted 03-30-2014 01:43 PM

You have an uncanny knack for combining just the right colors!

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

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