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Raven Torc by Ugrik Raven Torc by Ugrik
A torc inspired from vendel era and early viking-age. Historical accuracy was not the goal with this piece but i believe it could have made some warrior at that time very happy. Raven shaped terminals with garnets for the eyes. The torc weighs just over half a kilogram so its a really solid piece. Materials are brass and bronze. The sword on the picture is for the scale.
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:iconkementarii:
Kementarii Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
viking jewelry and ornamentation :) I know very well :)
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cjl1610 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
Did you make that torc or buy it? I've been trying to get my hands on a silver Raven torc for years, but they're all just so damn expensive.
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:iconugrik:
Ugrik Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
I did. Well - from silver that torc would weigh 700 grams so roughly 700 euros worth of material not counting the work that has to go into it.
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thehydroryan Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
It fits very well and sets me apart from my fellows in our group. Thank you as always!
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elote Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
Juhtusin ka üle pika aja siia piiluma. See kaelavõru sai ikka nii uhke ja ilus. Olen su üle väga uhke, kalli! 
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Meredyth Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning!
The bird heads would also look awesome decorating an armring or as a drinking horn terminal!
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:iconugrik:
Ugrik Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
I do have two horns just for that but i have to finish raven legs for the horns as well.
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:iconmeredyth:
Meredyth Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
If you do make a horn terminal based on that design, I would be seriously interested.
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immortaldesigns Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Detail on the ravens is amazing! Your work is always so clean, i'm in awe
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:iconugrik:
Ugrik Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
Thanx! Finishing things properly is so tedious :D
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k2rts Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
see näeb väga hea välja :D
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calicojack78 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
so how exactly does one go about purchasing something like this?
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:iconugrik:
Ugrik Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
You have to convince me that you really-really want it and then you can pay either directly through paypal or i can create a listing in my Etsy shop and start making it.
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Ravens-Eye-Studio Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is absolutely stunning! Excellent work. 
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:iconugrik:
Ugrik Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
Thanx!
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:iconnils-iver:
Nils-Iver Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
So you make such beautiful trinkets, hmm?
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:iconugrik:
Ugrik Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
Jep - though sometimes i make ugly things too :D
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ilkela Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is really nicely finished.
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Mskoll Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
damn great!!!
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Maikelluke Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
Ilus!
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BeardDragonMaille Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Great piece. It looks great and like it would be fairly comfortable to wear as well (depending on neck size, of course).
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:iconugrik:
Ugrik Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
It was - as its the first torc i have made i expected it to be much more uncomfortable because its so rigid but it fit well despite the weight.
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Mononoke-Kitsune Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Student Filmographer
Wow, amazing work! :clap:
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:iconugrik:
Ugrik Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
Thanx!
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:iconmononoke-kitsune:
Mononoke-Kitsune Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Student Filmographer
You're welcome!
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PrincessOfTheDark Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous!
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:iconugrik:
Ugrik Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
Thank you!
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MicheleHansen Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a lovely piece of jewelry.  For most of us artists, some deviation from strict archaeological samples is nearly impossible to avoid.  After all, we are artists, not textbook illustrators...

Anyway I am a contributor for :iconscandinavia-vikings: and would like to add this photo to our Jewelry folder.   Good work!
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Ugrik Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
Hehei,

No problem. About the historical authenticity i wanted to point it out because large number of my works are as good replicas as possible, made after certain finds.
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MicheleHansen Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I belong to a website called myarmoury.com because I always ask for feedback on a sketch for a larger piece I am creating.  The admins, and members are extremely well versed concerning historical models.  I always take heat because I am first and artist, not an archaeologist, and my works are creative, not strictly representative.  

For one illustration (part of which is my DA ID pic)  I wanted to show a warrior not perfectly fitted out for battle.  This character is a renegade, and would wear whatever hand protection he could find.  From the human standpoint I essay that what is seen in artworks from a period are often idealized images.  In life, we often use whatever is at hand to accomplish a task.  Thus, he is wearing leather gloves, not mitts as would be worn in a more formal battle situation.


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SpinnerOfYarns Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
Very nice work.
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Ugrik Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
Thanx, it took a long time from start to finish
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