Thor's Hammer Pendant

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Blog entry by S2artDesigns posted 08-07-2011 04:41 AM 2793 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have wanted a thor’s hammer pendant for a while now. I am pretty big on jewelry first of all. I just like it. Watches, leather bracelets, my own necklaces, etc. And I always kind of thought that thor’s hammer pendants looked kinda cool. That and they symbolize strength and courage blah blah I just thought they looked good. So I figure I want it to last and I buy a sterling silver one. Problem is that it’s the size of my stupid THUMBNAIL. I tend to like my pendants a little oversized so this is unacceptable. And so I just decided I am going to make me a thor’s hammer out of wood. Or possibly stone. Maybe even brass. haha. I have worked with all three before anyway. Ill start with wood though. I haven’t decided what wood to use yet or if I want a lamination of a few. I considered snakewood but that could be expensive and difficult. But it would be strong. I’ll figure that part out. A little lignum Vitae may be in order. Any ideas? I want to keep the shape pretty simple I think. Im a fan of letting the wood do the talking. Thoughts anyone?

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#1 posted 08-07-2011 06:37 AM


or oak, the wood associated with Thor:

I like the idea of yew better though.

The Yew and the Ash are associated with the world tree, Yggdrasil, in Norse mythology.

If you do it in metal, the only metal I’d work it out of is iron.

Here’s some other viking symbols :

and some runes:

maybe you’d like to carve a run into your hammer.
for thor

as yew.

remember also, for a pendant, wood isn’t going to cost an arm and a leg. You need faaaaaar less than a board foot. You may just decide to make a bunch….

Though with things like that, with personal meaning and all, I typically only do one, or a complimentary (in some way or other inverted in meaning) pair.

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#2 posted 08-08-2011 12:35 AM

I appreciate the info you put in here. Good ideas and I really had no idea about most of this. haha. I dont really have any yew but I do have some oak. I may try that. I mean I know wood wont cost a lot for something small like this but Snakewood is still pretty high at all. I like to buy bigger pieces and just cut them up to save on shipping.

I like the idea of a pair of them too. I have no doubt that some of my friends are going to want some after they see it. haha. Thanks for the comment and insight!

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