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This Thor's Hammer or Mjolnir has been hand modelled in terracotta clay with a natural oxide wash used to bring out the textures in the clay surface.
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GUDRUN355 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
Outstanding work!
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MarissaSunshine Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Interesting, quite vivid detail!
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RowanSong Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
Thank you :)
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Thorskegga Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely work!
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NickTheBarbarian Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
Wow! Looks incredible! Excellent work!
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patsparaphernalia Featured By Owner May 19, 2011
Beautiful work!
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RowanSong Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
Thank you :)!
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roblfc1892 Featured By Owner May 18, 2011
nice
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:iconrowansong:
RowanSong Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
Thank you very much :)
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Aethling Featured By Owner May 18, 2011
I love it. It even has the leaves from Thor's Oak. :D
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RowanSong Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
Thank you very much :). I'm glad you spotted the Oak leaves, the nature of the Oak and the nature of Thor feel very closely related to me - couldn't possibly have left them out :) x
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Aethling Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
It is another magnificent piece. Your work never fails to impress. ^^
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RowanSong Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
Thank you :)
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Mskoll Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
nice stuff!
it looks like a mix between nordic hammer and slavonic symbols!
good work!!!
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RowanSong Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
Thank you :)! I'm interested that you see slavonic symbols in it. Could you tell me which bits you mean as I'd be interested in looking some of that up? It fascinates me the way that sometimes these symbols unconsciously come out of us when we make pieces of art. :)
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Mskoll Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
hey!
here am i, sorry for the lkate reply...
well, i see slavonic symbols in sunwheels (at the top of the hammer and in the low part) and in the oak leaves.
i know they are symbols from almost all ancinet religions, but the way you used i saw in many pagan stuff from ancient slavs :)
anyway it's a great work!!!
:D
keep on the right work!!!
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graphomet Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Interesting hammer symbols on it,the circle looking sun looks like the vergina sun,i like the runic symbol too!good work :-)
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RowanSong Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
Thanks very much :).
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wanderingmage Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
I love this, that's incredible! It's hard to tell from the photo, about how big is this?
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RowanSong Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
Thank you :)! It's made to hang on the wall so it's about 19cm long and about 12cm across at the widest point.
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djwagLmuffin Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! I bought a silver Mjolnir charm a few days ago...and it thundered and lightning. WOO!
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RowanSong Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
Thank you :)!
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KingMelissa Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Student General Artist
This is amazing!
I love all the detail, and the look of it!
Thor is my favorite in the Norse mythology. (Next to Loki. ;) )
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RowanSong Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
Thank you :)! It was a bit of an experiment really. I made 2 in the end, not exactly the same, but the base was made in the same way. Thor is a big favourite of mine too :) xx
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Geosammy Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Your Mjolnir pendent is great! Was the pendent fired in a kiln?

I want to make my own Thor's Hammer pendent, but don't know were to begin. I thought of using polymer clay, but don't want to bake it in my home oven because of the fumes that may occur.
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RowanSong Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
Thanks very much :). It's actually not a pendant but made to hang on the wall (sorry, the picture probably doesn't really give you an idea of the size!!) but yes, it's terracotta clay so is fired in a pottery kiln.

Polymer clay sounds like a great material to use to make a pendant :). I haven't really used it much myself but know several people who have and they don't seem to have any problems with it. I think the issue with the fumes only really happens if you overcook it, so you do have to be careful to follow the instructions on the packet (as I think the firing temperature can vary depending upon the manufacturer and the shade of the clay)and to keep a close eye on it, especially if you're not sure how well your oven reads temperature. Apparently making a little foil tent for it when it's in the oven also helps :). So don't be deterred! If you're just making a few small pieces then you shouldn't have any problems. Just make sure the room's well ventilated when you bake it :). xx
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Geosammy Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I guess it's difficult to determine the scale of your Thor's hammer from the photo. It must be larger then it looks if it's intended to hang on the wall.

Thanks for your recommendation, I can't risk having any fumes from baking the clay in my home oven. There are "extenuating circumstances" that I won't go into, but thanks nonetheless.

Isn't there a clay that will cure without baking?
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RowanSong Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
You're welcome :).

There are some self-hardening clays and modelling materials that you can get. The self-hardening clays that are like pottery clay (not sure which country you are in but in the UK the main brand is called New Clay) don't tend to be very tough, although you can get things to mix in or paint on which will help with that. Otherwise, if you go to an art or craft shop you can often find other modelling materials that will self harden. Das modelling clay is one you could look for. It won't reconstitute once it hardens so you have to make sure to keep it wrapped in plastic in an airtight container once the pack is open or you end up with a rock (I speak from experience :D)!! You can often get them in natural clay colours, including terracotta if you want something that looks clay-like. If you want something really tough then try Milliput - it sets like concrete and has a myriad of uses, not just crafts :)! Most of them you can paint with acrylic paints if you want to add colour which you can then seal with a light varnish. Hope that helps! :)
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Geosammy Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes your very helpful.
I've used some of the other stuff you mentioned when constructing model kits, but didn't think of using them to make a pendent.
Thanks again...
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RowanSong Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
You're very welcome :)
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Geosammy Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Alright! :boogie:
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NokturnaMortum Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thats beautiful!
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RowanSong Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
Thank you :)!
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