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Forged steel pendants 4 by Astalo Forged steel pendants 4 by Astalo
New pendant models what i made for one local fair.
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wroughtfreak Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
love your work
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blasphemerViking Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009
These are excellent, mind telling how do you make them?
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Astalo Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
I use mainly some traditional forging techniques, but sometimes i have to use also electric drill, files and modificated "center punches" for the detail work.

Like first i just forge one "blank" thor's hammer, or some other pendant shape from steel and whet it cools down i make different decorative spot patterns with hammer and custom punches with round, triangle or square tips and finally i only heat the pendant again if i want more darker finish on the surfaces. (Original dark patina usually wear off, if i have to use files or punches/stamps after the forge work..)
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KellysGoodes Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009
i really LOVE the knife piece, next to the cross?
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sstheblacksmith Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009
My favorite is the cross, well done and interesting construction method!
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Astalo Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks. It's also very strong way to attach pieces together.
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Bayushi-Tai Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, recently i'd enter to your galley... WOW ! ! !
Not only you got weapons, you got so many stuff right there ! ! ! Really nice work, beautiful... i'm speachless, gonna tell my wife to take a look at this ! !
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic collection!
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carpe0diem Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008  Professional General Artist
These are very cool!
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Kitten-of-Woe Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008
Do you ship to the U.S.? Or would their being made of iron make the shipping too costly?
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Astalo Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'm sorry, but i don't know anything about that shipping thing.
Only time when i sent something outside Finland was over five years ago and i remember that it was a quite difficult case. (I sent two rare comicbooks in one Spanish collector.)

Bank/Payment things looked also very complicated back then, so i haven't done anything like that for a while.
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Kitten-of-Woe Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008
Oh, I'm sorry to hear that ... these are very attractive and I would have loved to buy some. Keep me in mind though if you ever change your mind, please.
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Astalo Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you all for the comments. I don't like that very dull backround in this picture, so i try to shoot new one in tomorrow and replace it to this same spot.

I forged a lot more pendants today, so i put probably few new unique pieces in that final photograph also. :)
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Lykaios Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008
Nice! I really like the Thor's hammer on the bottom mid-right.
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savageworlds Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008
Very cool ironsmithing! Particularly the interwoven Celtic cross.=)
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Iskandar Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008
they are just great!
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Maltafea Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008
O Thor's hammer^^
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DarkHarpuia Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008
Huh, They're pretty nice.
The cross-shaped one on the lower row is the one I liked the most :0
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