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Blog entry by S2artDesigns posted 1111 days ago 2087 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?

-- Visit my Etsy site to see my burl wood jewelry at http://www.etsy.com/shop/S2ArtDesigns?ref=si_shop



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BobTheFish

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#1 posted 1111 days ago

yew.

or oak, the wood associated with Thor: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thor

I like the idea of yew better though.

The Yew and the Ash are associated with the world tree, Yggdrasil, in Norse mythology. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yggdrasil#Terminology

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

Here’s some other viking symbols :http://symboldictionary.net/?pageid=703

and some runes:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Runicalphabet

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

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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S2artDesigns

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#2 posted 1110 days ago

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!

-- Visit my Etsy site to see my burl wood jewelry at http://www.etsy.com/shop/S2ArtDesigns?ref=si_shop

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