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Project by awsum55 posted 07-19-2019 05:57 PM 461 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Nothing really new. I’ve made these before, but I needed a larger selection of styles of this size so my DIL can pick one out.

-- John D, OP, KS





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#1 posted 07-19-2019 06:06 PM

Gold and silver jevellery got some serious competition

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 07-19-2019 06:24 PM

awsum you are the ring king my friend,these are all just beautiful.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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awsum55

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#3 posted 07-19-2019 07:02 PM

Thanks Ivan and Larry, you guys are too nice.

-- John D, OP, KS

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#4 posted 07-19-2019 08:28 PM

John, those are really nice – the one in the third picture is a keeper, I really like that one

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#5 posted 07-19-2019 10:53 PM

Great rings, personally I like the solid wood best because it shows off the grain pattern, but the turquoise and lapis are also beautiful. Thanks for posting.

-- Leafherder

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awsum55

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#6 posted 07-20-2019 02:19 PM

Thanks guys, I appreciate it.


Great rings, personally I like the solid wood best because it shows off the grain pattern, but the turquoise and lapis are also beautiful. Thanks for posting.

- leafherder

When my wife saw that one she asked me to make her one just like it for the same reason.

-- John D, OP, KS

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#7 posted 07-20-2019 05:22 PM

Mate, these are awesome. You’re making me want to do stone inlays again :D

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

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awsum55

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#8 posted 07-20-2019 05:37 PM

Thanks Lynne, I want to do some with opal so I was looking on line for some. Did you know that real opal is extremely expensive? One site said that real opal can go for over $15,000 a ct. I found some man made opal for $12-$14 for 1 oz. They claim it has enough to do 2 rings and comes in 78 colors. https://www.etsy.com/market/crushed_opal?ref=l2

-- John D, OP, KS

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#9 posted 07-21-2019 07:32 AM

Nice John! Each one is a beauty in its own way. What is the wood?

-- Mike, Lancaster PA

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#10 posted 07-21-2019 02:00 PM

Look for unfinished strands of opal beads – for the DIY bead jewelry makers. Still more expensive than turquoise or lapis lazuli, but not thousands of dollars. I worked in a jewelry store for 10 years – those expensive opals are the very top quality (and jewelers get a big markup on them), for something you plan to crush to inlay into a ring the man made will be your best bet.

-- Leafherder

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#11 posted 07-22-2019 02:00 AM

John , 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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awsum55

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#12 posted 07-22-2019 04:00 AM



Nice John! Each one is a beauty in its own way. What is the wood?

- mdzehr

Thank you Mike. Sorry I can’t tell, I soaked some strips of different woods in a crock pot and left them in the water for days. They all came out a different color than what they went in to the water as because the water soaked the color out of the darkest one and added to the darkness of the lighter ones. They are all so much different than they were, I’m not really sure what I used. I think the darkest one is Brazilian ebony and the others African Mahogany but not sure.

-- John D, OP, KS

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awsum55

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#13 posted 07-22-2019 04:09 AM



Look for unfinished strands of opal beads – for the DIY bead jewelry makers. Still more expensive than turquoise or lapis lazuli, but not thousands of dollars. I worked in a jewelry store for 10 years – those expensive opals are the very top quality (and jewelers get a big markup on them), for something you plan to crush to inlay into a ring the man made will be your best bet.

- leafherder

Thanks, I’ll look into that. I’m trying to find out if the man made opal can be crushed if purchased in a large chunk (5-7 grams) because it seems to be much cheaper if purchased this way.

-- John D, OP, KS

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awsum55

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#14 posted 07-22-2019 04:11 AM



John , nice job and congratulations on your Daily Top 3 award.

- Grumpy

Thanks Grumpy.

-- John D, OP, KS

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