The Beachwood Ring handcrafted by metals artist Holly J Carter
Is a heavy sterling silver ring, cast from a piece of driftwood found on a beach in Northern California. It was cast directly from the original organic wood as it was found in nature.
With a hand forged band, The Beachwood ring has a dark patina in the recesses to accentuate the texture of the wood and help it to tell us its story of tumbling around in the sea, only to find itself on a sunny beach to sparkle in an artist’s eye.
Size: 7 3/4
Overall Dimensions: 1 1/16” tall x 1 1/8” wide x 5/8” thick, ring shank 1/8” thick
Types of Metals
Brass - An Alloy of Copper and Zinc in various percentages.
Bronze - An alloy of Copper and Tin, although sometimes alloyed with zinc as well as small amount of other metals.
Holly J. Carter uses various alloys of Bronze depending on the piece. 90% Copper and 10% Tin is typically used by Holly for Bronze used in some Jewelry pieces.
Copper - Pure Metal Element
Fine Silver - 99.9% Pure Silver
Gold - Various Karats and alloys mixed with pure gold.
Nickle Silver - The use of the word 'silver' is a misnomer, does not contain silver at all.
The alloy Holly uses is 65% Copper, 18% Nickle, and 17% Zinc.
Shibuichi - Meaning one-fourth in Japanese. An alloy of Copper and Silver, used to create a variety of colors and patinas.
Typically 75% copper and 25% Silver.
Sterling Silver - Traditionally an alloy of 92.5% Silver and 7.5% Copper, although there are new alloy mix variations available today.
Fabrication - The construction of metal objects using various methods of cutting, shaping, bending, soldering, and/or fastening. Wikipedia has a great definition here.
Marriage of Metals - Combining two different metals as if they are one, usually using fabrication/soldering methods.
Vitreous Glass Enameling
*Shipping Cost is included in Prices for most Small pieces.
*Additional shipping prices may vary depending on size of product.
In stock orders will ship within 3-7 business days, if you would like an order rushed please make contact for availability and price.
Shipping rates included are within the United States only, via the US Postal service first class, estimated time of arrival is 4-10 business days after date of purchase.
If you prefer another form of shipping please make contact, additional fees may apply.
You will receive a confirmation of the ship date in a separate email, if you have not received your order within 10 days of that date please contact immediately.
Insurance will be provided on all orders.
Shipping Confirmation will be requested for each shipment.
Every item is packaged with care.
If the purchase is for a gift please let Holly know and a special note may be added.
Customer assumes responsibility for all shipping damage claims, although assistance can be provided.
Please note any noticeable shipping damages on packages with the carrier when you receive the item.
*If you wish to have an item shipped outside of the United States Holly will research the shipping fee and laws, and charge accordingly, please contact with your information.
Any Questions or Concerns, Please Contact Holly.
No Refunds will be given.
Please see Shipping & Exchange Policies for more information.
Approval required before returning or will not be accepted.
Any exceptions to these stated policies will be at the artist’s discretion.
Holly greatly appreciates your support and will do her best to make sure your experience in owning one of her pieces is a pleasurable one!
When you purchase from Holly J Carter, you are purchasing a handmade, one of a kind, or limited production item from an individual small artist. Holly will represent every item the very best she can in the provided photos and descriptions. If you are at all unsure about your desires, please be sure to contact Holly with any questions that you may have to better help you make your decisions.
Dimensions & Sizes are provided for all products. Please measure to be sure that it will fit!
If you have any questions about sizing please contact.
Please be mindful that there is a time and financial investment in shipping out every bit of merchandise. It is difficult for small businesses to accept exchanges simply because you have changed your mind, so please be sure you have chosen the best piece for you. Please request more information if needed.