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Okay okay, I know…Texas A&M colors are maroon and white but this is what an Aggie fan ordered and who am I to argue? :)

The silver glass inlay really snaps, crackles and pops! When outdoors in the sunlight the glass is super brilliant and looks like it's battery operated…lol. Purpleheart is not one of my favorite woods but it bends very well and is strong.

Hope ya'll like it.

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Whats not to like Shannon, it's absolutely beautiful. The glass really does sparkle like little lights. As for being the correct colour…well the client is always correct. Another awesome ring to your collection of past beauties.
 

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Your work is exquisite. Somehow the purple doesn't show up well on my iPad, but it doesn't matter because the customer is always right. As long as the "fan" is happy you've succeeded.
 

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Shannon, I really like the colour contrast, and I just luv purpleheart. Is the ring one piece???

Congratulations.
 

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Thanks guys! Yes, in the end what is important is the customer is happy. Guess I need to now make a rival University of Texas Longhorns ring now huh? Their colors are burnt orange and white so maybe African Padauk mixed with Mother of Pearl? Any other burnt orange woods out there? I am drawing a blank.

BobWemm - This ring is made with very thin cuts of purpleheart (approx. 1/32"-1/64") overlapping one another creating a very durable bentwood ring that will not break.
 

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WOW! How could you not be happy with this beauty! Nice color contrast. A piece to be proud of for sure! Excellent work!
 

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Very Beautiful Shannon, it really does POP!!
I love Purpleheart wood!
 

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Spectacular! are you using CA glue to finish and bond the laminates?

Doug
 

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Thanks. I appreciate all your feedback.

CA glue bonds and finishes the thin veneers.
 

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What can I say? Another beautiful ring. Whoever gets this should be really happy! I still can't even imagine how you make these.
 

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You rock!! Awesome craftsmanship. Purpleheart is one durable wood though. Very stunning ring.
Mark~
 

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Amazing, love the look of this…
 

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Wow, it's looks very elegant and the contrast of purpleheart with glass is very nice. Looking forward to seeing your next ring.
 

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jib - Thank YEW sir! :) I will look into using the yew wood for that burnt orange effect.

SisQMark - Thanks. Yes, it is durable. The purple heart dulled my tools quick and I used more sandpaper.

Ken - Thank you.

JR_Dog - Thanks again for checking out my project and all the help along the way. Much obliged as we say here in Texas…while wearing "ten gallon" hats on our horses watching the tumbleweed roll by…lol.

MAX - Appreciate your feedback!
 

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Beautiful Shannon! About the UT ring, have you tried staining the padauk wood to achieve a burnt orange color?
Oh, and by the way…Hook 'em Horns!
 

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Great work as always! I like working with purpleheart actually. It's easy to work with and I like the color. Go Longhorns.
 

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ThemBones - TY. Usually I want to just seal the wood to display it's natural color but great idea on UT color.

MrFid - Thanks! Nice to know a Longhorn fan in Mass.

Vince - Thanks again Vince.
 

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That's a beauty!!
Have you ever considered doing a blog on your process?
 
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