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amulet of kynareth. by felrokker amulet of kynareth. by felrokker
I've made this pendant a while back - almost half a year ago - but had to give it a second paintjob because the original was already scraping off. No wonder, ever since it was made, I've been wearing it almost every day!

Polymer clay and a small piece of real turquoise (that was an expensive little bitch)

(the truth is, the upper half of the pendant looked much better until a little accident happened 5 minutes before baking the clay - I didn't want to start the whole thing over anymore so I just fixed it quickly and tossed it in the already preheated oven...)

It's already much better than the first pendant I made though, I guess there is improvement? smithing increased to 51?

Interesting fact: since I started wearing this, people start coming up to me asking what it stands for... as if they somehow knew it had a symbolic significance. I just think that's slightly odd, I mean - "nice necklace, where did you get it?" is a quite ordinary thing to ask, "nice necklace, what does it symbolize?" is not really, and yet it literally keeps happening???

I have a hard time trying to explain my devotion towards the Way of the Voice to these people, so I just say it's just an ordinary pendant, found the pattern on the internet and made it for myself - if you knew, you would probably recognize it anyway, wouldn't you?

kyne with y'all mofos, and enjoy :blowkiss:
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:iconkevinwolf1990:
KevinWolf1990 Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Hey do you still make the amulets? I would love to have one of them.
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felrokker Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Which one would you like, my friend? :aww:
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KevinWolf1990 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Well I would like to have The Amulet of Kynareth please hehe
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:iconfelrokker:
felrokker Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oki, wrote you a message :aww:
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JessicaAddams Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
wooow! I, actually, can't imagine how much efforts are needed to make amulets like this. Good job!!
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felrokker Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! I'm so glad you liked, and thanks for the fav as well! :hug:
It did take me a couple of hours and a few tries to get it right, this is actually the second amulet that I have made, the first turned out a little bit wobbly and asymmetrical :D
I am quite proud of how this one turned out though :aww:
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ArcanumTwilight Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
Awesome and amazing work.
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felrokker Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! :hug: I'm glad you liked it :D :heart:
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ArcanumTwilight Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
Your quite welcome.
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plangkye Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Good idea. I'd make a piece of Morrowind or Skyrim jewelry but it'd be tough to decide which; Moon-And-Star would be the obvious choice but I hate wearing rings, and though I like the Amulet of Mara I'd never be able to wear it anywhere that people might actually know what it was, in case someone got the wrong idea :XD:
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felrokker Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd say, go for it! If someone notices your Amulet of Mara, you can still tell them you are "not interested". :D
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Ma-Junior Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
I'm actually planning on trying to attempt this and personally this is one of the better ones I have seen. It's looks really good.
You wouldn't happen to have any tips you'd be willing to share would you?
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felrokker Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much for the kind words! :hug: I have to confess I am no pro but I sure can tell you how I made it, maybe that will help.

I think it's important that it was all made of one piece, I first formed the clay to shape, THEN added the gem, and afterwards carved the lines into it. I used tiny sculpting tools like this [link] which you have a lot of luck to find in shops that sell models and modelling tools. I already had some at hand but they are not necessary, you can use anything you find that is thicker than a needle and thinner than a match.

The top part where the leather goes in was shaped from a rectangle, I took a stick of some kind, maybe a pencil(don't clearly remember) rolled the rectangle up like a tube, shaped it accordingly and the stick was only removed when the clay was baked.

The clay was black and to paint it, I used acrylics and a bit of spray varnish on top. That's about all I can say right now but if you have something more specific on your mind just ask and I'll be glad to help.
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Ma-Junior Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
Sorry for the incredibly late response!
Thanks so much for the info!!! : D
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felrokker Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Totally not a problem! I would love to see the result if you see to it :D
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Ma-Junior Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
Actually a few weeks ago I started on a prototype! Can't find the dang thing now. XD But when I post up the final piece I'll show you. : )
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ToaDJacara Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
Pretty :)
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felrokker Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :hug:
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B6L6U6E Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Student General Artist
Cool! You should try to make the whole set! I know I would love to see an Amulet of Mara. XD
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felrokker Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ha, it's funny that you say that, because that's what I'm working on next! Your wish is soon granted :P
My sister wanted to have one, so I will give it to her as a Christmas present...
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B6L6U6E Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Student General Artist
Sweetness! I can't wait to see it! XD
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Izz-noxfox Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
Well at least you've got a social life :D
And this pendant looks great. The paint has a nice metallic effect :) It makes me want to make an amulet of Julianos (and to design one too...). If I were into witchcraft I'd go for Kynareth but let's keep quiet in priesthood.
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felrokker Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, yes, one shouldn't complain. :D My boyfriend loves painting models and he had these cool acrylic paints that I borrowed. If you make an amulet of Julianos, by any means let me know, I would love to see!
Thanks so much for the kind words :hug:
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Izz-noxfox Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
Oh, so it's model paints, that's great to know! It's true it must be great on polymere clay since it's a plastic material. Great idea :)

Seeing the design of the amulet of Julianos I think I would try to see if I could make it hollow, like a small container to put things inside, or incorporate book pages with prayers inside. I think it would be fitting. I'm gonna see what metal we have except zinc, lead and pewter in case there would be something more fitting. ...A lock woud be great. *muses*
And if the book part could turn it would allow to read or to let someone read easily...

Maybe I should become a designer :D
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felrokker Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Since I had these paints at hand, they did a wonderful job, but in my opinion any acrylic paint does the job just as well, no need to invest in model paint. I also spray it with some varnish.

Wow, that sounds so amazing, very creative with the little book. :D You definitely should :P
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Izz-noxfox Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
Ah, varnish, I was thinking about it too.. I'll need to make some tests to see how zinc reacts to vinegar to change its color and if varnish could look nice on it. I've made several sketches [link] and I'd like to make the version that closes with a knot. I tied to find an ingenious way to both hold and close the amulet for I think it fits the concept of Julianos if the amulet is already made with cleverness.

I'm really a creative meant for design, story telling etc but I feel like there are so many things I could do and I don't know what to choose, I feel that I could do great but I don't see who would want to hire me when I'm just... me. All I do is having ideas, I think it sounds pretentious to say "I have good ideas and I can help you make your ideas better".
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felrokker Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Pretentious, maybe. Or maybe not. I firmly believe that there are some people born to spread ideas around, while others are born to help those ideas grow into something even better. To me, that's two types of creativity that are equally important and mutually enhance one another. I would say, if you find the creative power in yourself to do whatever, don't hesitate, go for it.

The amulet design looks great to me so far, have you made any progress since the sketches were drawn?
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Izz-noxfox Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
Maybe I just need to put more confidence in myself, yes. I'm confident in my skills but not enough in me, I must be lacking of survival instincts. I need to be more active.

I've made some tries but it appears that zinc can't be bulged, only folded, with a tendency to break if you unfold it to fold it in the opposite direction. I tried to do something with iron thread but the one I had was hard to shape. Currently I can't think of a metal I could easily mold save for err... plumb, but it wouldn't be healthy at all, damn heavy and not resistant. Thus I think I'll have to go for polymere clay, unless I find a nice piece of wood and a way to sculpt it.
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Cryo-11 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Same thing happens to me with my amulet of Talos. Well, someone asked me if it was related to Norse mythology, or Thor. Or the Avengers movie...
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felrokker Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:rofl: People must recognize a Mjölnir pendant in it - [link] I'm pretty sure the resemblance was intentional on the behalf of the concept artist... you know, Nords and all :D
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aniwablue Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow, good job!
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felrokker Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Many thanks :hug:
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aniwablue Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student General Artist
Welcome!
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WraythSkitzifrenik Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I want one!
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felrokker Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's quite a compliment! :D Thank you! :aww:
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Lordnarunh Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Tell them, it gives You stamina :P. Btw, for a Winterhold-student, Amulet of Akatosh would fit much better :P.

Great necklance, btw, loved the map in the background!

Greetings~
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felrokker Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Or Julianos :P You know, my true plan is to make all of them eventually, one at a time :D
Many thanks :hug:
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Lordnarunh Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I knew it! You'll be the ultimate dragonborn :P. Btw, i prefer celtic crosses in real life. Would like to travel (or maybe even live in) Ireland. Somehow i belong there :D.

I'm curious about elder scrolls online, won't have time to play though...
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felrokker Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love Ireland too, such great culture - especially the music! :love:
TES online... I can't say I'm not intrigued but MMOs are totally not my thing. I'll most likely stick to the computer versions :P
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Aurora-ASB Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Student
Oh man!
I want one!
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felrokker Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The bitchy Altmer sisters in Solitude usually have one in stock... :D
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Aurora-ASB Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Student
XD
Hahaha, very clever.
But I want one for real.

Love yours.
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felrokker Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
If you can get your hands on some plastic clay, it's not very difficult to make - I can share some tips how mine was done, if you like
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Aurora-ASB Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student
Now I need to find plastic clay...
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Faasnu Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely beautiful! :)
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felrokker Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much, and for the fav too :hug:
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