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Beach Anyone? Hawaiian "Olivine" Green Beach Sand Inlay

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Project by BENTWOOD posted 143 days ago 1519 views 3 times favorited 21 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 143 days ago

Very cool ring! Keep them coming.

-- RETIRED...nuff said!

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 143 days ago

Very elegant ring, Shannon!!

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

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KnotCurser

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#3 posted 143 days ago

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 143 days ago

Actually my favorite to date!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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HillbillyShooter

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#5 posted 143 days ago

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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gamygeezer

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#6 posted 143 days ago

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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steve_in_ohio

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#7 posted 143 days ago

looks great, amazing job

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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Roger

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#8 posted 143 days ago

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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JR_Dog

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#9 posted 143 days ago

Lookn great!

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B13

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#10 posted 143 days ago

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

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OhValleyWoodandWool

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#11 posted 143 days ago

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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CFrye

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#12 posted 142 days ago

Lovely homage to Spring, Shannon. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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aussiedave

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#13 posted 142 days ago

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 142 days ago

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 142 days ago

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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