Bentwood Ring! Padauk with Silver & Copper Glass Inlay

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Project by BENTWOOD posted 09-13-2013 12:31 AM 3611 views 5 times favorited 36 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After a custom order for an “A&M” ring I was inspired to create one for University of Texas and through local networking had three sold before I ever competed one so I consider myself fortunate to have stumbled across this idea and owe it all to one of my clients. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

So UT colors are burnt orange and white and naturally padauk came to mind but for the white I was going to use only the silver glass but it lacked depth al by itself so I threw some copper glass in for good measure. Copper color synced rather wll next to the padauk so ultimately I was pleased with the results.

Okay LJ’s, A&M or UT? Drum roll please. ;)

Oh yeah…what school is next? LOL


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#1 posted 09-13-2013 12:48 AM

That’s my kind of ring very nice

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#2 posted 09-13-2013 01:04 AM

I am pleased with the results. Who are you kidding this is stunning. Love your rings and your work

-- Ron Campbell

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#3 posted 09-13-2013 01:21 AM

Wow Shannon, I totally agree with Ron that ring is stunning….You just keep setting the bar higher and higher.
Awesome work

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#4 posted 09-13-2013 01:26 AM

You’ve done well in capturing the UT colors. I’m sure this is going to be a BIG hit with UT alumni. And, yes, you have every right to be well pleased as you deserve it!

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

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#5 posted 09-13-2013 01:35 AM


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#6 posted 09-13-2013 01:43 AM

okay… now you’re starting to make us turners look bad… hahaha. Excellent look, design, and finish!

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#7 posted 09-13-2013 01:56 AM

Wow!! Another masterpiece. Padauk is one of my favorite woods. A very elegant ring indeed.

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

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#8 posted 09-13-2013 02:10 AM

blackie – UT fan eh?

Ron – Thanks again for taking a peek.

Dave – Thank you so much. That’s my challenge, to keep pushing the envelope, or inlay in this case. It’s obvious inlays are my favorite but still enjoy the old classic bentwood ring as well. If you only knew half the materials I considered for inlay. ;)

Hillbilly – Appreciate the shout out and yes, two of the rings ordered are going to UT alumni who go to every home game and it will be interesting to see if any of it catches on with other fans.

hoss – TY sir!

JR_Dog – Really appreciate the feedback and means a lot seeing your awesome bangles.

Mark – “Much obliged” as we say in these parts. :)


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#9 posted 09-13-2013 03:15 AM

Absolutely stunning!!

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#10 posted 09-13-2013 03:48 AM

I would say UT! Very elegant. What will you inlay next? LOL

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#11 posted 09-13-2013 06:34 AM

Simply beautiful! Great work.

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#12 posted 09-13-2013 07:16 AM

Very nice work, a bit of class here :)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#13 posted 09-13-2013 08:57 AM

thanks be to you all

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#14 posted 09-13-2013 12:16 PM

nice ring but, gig ‘em ags!

-- "Some get spiritual 'cause they see the light, and some 'cause they feel the heat." --Ray Wiley Hubbard

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#15 posted 09-13-2013 12:42 PM

Thanks guys!
I sense some UT and A&M rivalry brewing… ;)


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