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Flame Shield - Eiwaz by AriTheNorseman Flame Shield - Eiwaz by AriTheNorseman
Bright and anodized (red, white) aluminum rings in 18ga 3/16" ID and 20ga 3/32" ID; small anodized aluminum scales (red, orange). European 4-1 and basic scale weave (J4-1).

One of my bigger projects since the wedding; made using [link] as a template for the scale inlay, a blank 5x5 piece of E4-1 for the bracelet inlay, and the rings were just winging it :XD:. This is the left half of a two-hand set.

Inlays are all Elder Futhark runes (except the rings, generic zig-zag); Eiwaz "defense" in the scales, (not really shown) Gebo-Algiz-Kano-Mannaz in the bracelet (runic shorthand for a poem/blessing, but that's a secret ;)).

Counterpart, "sword": [link]
Ring close-up (right hand): [link]
Together: [link]
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DreamingJay34 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
THAT'S IT!!!!! :nuu: I do NOT know what to get man XDD I really wanna buy something from you!!!!!!!! YOU'RE STUFF IS AWESOME!!!!!! I think I'll buy this :meow: it's super cool and I like the colors. If you're still making these for sale, I'd be willing to buy a pair. Just name the price, and depending on the price I will buy a pair. I could ask Mungo to give you the money that I give her to pay for a pair of these, if that's okay with you. I doubt I'd randomly run into you on the street and give you the money soooo yeah ;)
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AnotherRPGirl Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
I love love love the scales.
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AriTheNorseman Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
Thank you! Scales are fun~
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AnotherRPGirl Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
Yes. :D
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MacieCage Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
that is amazing!
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Solarune Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011   Writer
Wow – utterly brilliant! It must have taken so much time :wow: And I love runes :love:
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AriTheNorseman Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011
Thank you! I actually got it down to 3-5 hours, once the scales decided to cooperate =D (The first piece was much longer...)

Rune rune rune as fast as you can!
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Solarune Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011   Writer
3-5 hours in one go? :O
Hahaha. :XD:
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AriTheNorseman Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011
Well... probably :XD:. I made Eiwaz and Teiwaz as a set, so both bracelets, rings, and backings were done together. It was 1-2 hours for one scale piece, and I reckon 1 hour for a ring (finicky little rings, them...) and 2 hours for a bracelet (longer for preparing an inlay like that).

Now, the first scale handflower was a prototype for this project, and that sat on my worktable for a good 3-4 months :XD:...
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Solarune Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011   Writer
Wow, okay. :XD:
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visionsofthor Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
This is awesome! I like how you incorporated the Futhark into the bracelet. I have tried that a few times, but the experiments with inlaying have not gone well for me.
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AriTheNorseman Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
Thank you! The bracelet was probably the hardest part :dead:, though the inlay seemed to work about as well as that scale can. It really helped just having a blank sheet to reference, rather than designing the runes in my head.

What sort of inlays have you tried?
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visionsofthor Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, I can see having a black sheet helping. I have not tried that yet, so maybe I should think about that. I tried making a belt that was inlayed with runes, it did not turn out the best. Partially because I was using galvy. :giggle:
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AriTheNorseman Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011
Actually what I did (just realized I hadn't mentioned it before) is make the blank rune-sized sheet, then make every rune in individual pieces of the prescribed dimensions, then stitched them together in proper sequence and spacing afterward (throwing the blank rune in too :plotting:).

Yes, galvy might make things difficult :XD:. What did you contrast it with for the inlay? (You could always try your luck with sterling and gold rings... =P)
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visionsofthor Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Hehe. I tend to start things the difficult way. :D I contrasted the galvy with black and red. And your method sounds exceptionally complicated. Hehe.
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ArmoredKoi Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is amazing. /drool
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AriTheNorseman Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
Thank you! Now, what scale project to trump it with... :plotting:
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ArmoredKoi Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hehehe. Bikini!!!
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AriTheNorseman Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
Not until I'm a legal adult, but... are you volunteering? =P
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ArmoredKoi Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
;P
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MoonlitCreek Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This looks great! reminds me of a dragon, nice work! :D
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AriTheNorseman Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
Thank you! I showed the gold handflower to someone who has a pet iguana... She said that, aside from the direction, the scales are exactly alike :O_o:.

(P.S.: Congratulations on the website! You're moving up in the jewelry world =D!)
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MoonlitCreek Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Welcome! I have two pet lizards, the scales look alike. haha thanks! I'm still working on it :D
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