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Rings: walnut with fuchsite inlay and Pear with silver glitter

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Project by kiwilynne posted 03-14-2019 07:21 PM 1037 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finished these last week.

For the pear – I’ve always found people’s fascination with diamonds and gold perplexing. So I started experimenting with things that are the total opposite of, in this case, diamonds. The silver inlay is glitter, nothing more. And I guess now it can’t get stuck to anyone’s face, either.

-- Lynne, New Zealand - Crikey, Aussie is another country, Bro.





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#1 posted 03-14-2019 08:53 PM

Keep em coming..

-- if it is to be it is up to me

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#2 posted 03-14-2019 11:03 PM

Great job, I really like the fuchsite in walnut.

I worked in a fine jewelry store for ten years, and quickly learned the secrets. Why do people like diamonds so much? Because of good marketing campaigns and a cartel that controls supply so prices always go up. Jewelry is the ultimate luxury that nobody needs – you cannot eat or drink it like champagne and caviar, it will not keep you warm like a mink coat, it will not get you to your destination fast like a Ferrari, and it will not protect you from the elements like a mansion. So the Jewelry industry relies on advertising to create a desire for their product.

As for your use of opposites – I had a co-worker who was already living with her boyfriend when he proposed – they had a choice: engagement ring or new shingles for the roof – they took a scrap of the shingles and had it set in epoxy resin and mounted to a ring. It meant more to her than any diamond because it was a symbol of the happy home they shared.

Thanks for posting.

-- Leafherder

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#3 posted 03-14-2019 11:13 PM

Nice choices with both the wood and the inlay for both rings.
Looking good Lynne

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#4 posted 03-15-2019 12:46 AM



Great job, I really like the fuchsite in walnut.

I worked in a fine jewelry store for ten years, and quickly learned the secrets. Why do people like diamonds so much? Because of good marketing campaigns and a cartel that controls supply so prices always go up. Jewelry is the ultimate luxury that nobody needs – you cannot eat or drink it like champagne and caviar, it will not keep you warm like a mink coat, it will not get you to your destination fast like a Ferrari, and it will not protect you from the elements like a mansion. So the Jewelry industry relies on advertising to create a desire for their product.

As for your use of opposites – I had a co-worker who was already living with her boyfriend when he proposed – they had a choice: engagement ring or new shingles for the roof – they took a scrap of the shingles and had it set in epoxy resin and mounted to a ring. It meant more to her than any diamond because it was a symbol of the happy home they shared.

Thanks for posting.

- leafherder

Yeah mate, totally the advertising. It’s like weddings: spend it on one day for something symbolic or put a down payment on a house. The mind boggles.
And that’s a great story about the roof shingles. So much more meaningful. Thanks for sharing :)

-- Lynne, New Zealand - Crikey, Aussie is another country, Bro.

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#5 posted 03-15-2019 12:46 AM

Thanks everyone :)

-- Lynne, New Zealand - Crikey, Aussie is another country, Bro.

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#6 posted 03-22-2019 02:12 AM

Great ring, Lynne!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#7 posted 04-01-2019 12:51 AM

Nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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