nordheim forge

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Magnus and I at the Michigan Renaissance Festival on August 25th, 2013. Magnus went and sewed our costumes together and made me an oak leaf leather pouch for my birthday! 

Everything that we’re wearing, we made ourselves, except for the drinking horns. (Though we could have probably made those too.)

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This may be the beginning of new series called “Glass Jaw”. These two pieces are an experiment in the combination of beach glass and bones into wire wrapped pendants.

      The top picture is or a wild Mink mandible, that was found next to a reservoir in southern Ontario, and a piece of bright green beach glass wrapped in copper wire.

   The lower picture is of a mandible of unknown species, but I suspect it’s either raccoon or small coyote. It was found next to a busy road. because if the trauma sustained when the animal was hit by a car, the joint part of the bone was completely gone, so I rebuilt the jawline with the glass. The two pieces of glass were found on Cherry Beach in Toronto Ontario. One is a bright green and the other is a piece of safety or security glass, and still has the wire running through it. The whole piece it wrapped in steel wire.

Both of these pieces will soon be available on our Etsy page.  

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Unisex Scale mail Loincloth with Byzantine Cords

With a mirror like finish on the scales, this piece is truly mesmerizing. Made with a combination of aluminum and rubber, it is lightweight and comfortable. Due to it’s lightweight nature, it can be used for LARP, dancing or anything you can imagine.

Please contact me if you have an interest in any other colours.

Hand made Byzantine bracelets. anodized aluminium.  This picture hasn’t been altered in any way. These are the actual colours.

Around January, I had a customer commission 5 byzantine bracelets from me. She wanted them for February 1st, and so I got them done for then. I was heading off to British Columbia around that time and so asked to have them dropped off earlier and get the money from it.

Long story short, she’s not buying the bracelets anymore, and it ended up massively setting me back.

So, lovely Tumblr people, I’m going to be selling them on here! I’d normally be selling them for $40 each, but at this moment, I’m going to sell them for $30. I have three different colours. One purple, two pink and two lavender, done in a byzantine pattern and made out of aluminum. I’m going to be posting pictures later.

If interested, please message me. If you want them in a different colour than what I have, please feel free to talk to me and I’ll see what I can do.

Urgent

Hey guys! Around January, I had a customer commission 5 byzantine bracelets from me. She wanted them for February 1st, and so I got them done for then. I was heading off to British Columbia around that time and so asked to have them dropped off earlier and get the money from it.

Long story short, she’s not buying the bracelets anymore, and it ended up massively setting me back.

So, lovely Tumblr people, I’m going to be selling them on here! I’d normally be selling them for $40 each, but at this moment, I’m going to sell them for $30. I have three different colours. One purple, two pink and two lavender, done in a byzantine pattern and made out of aluminum. I’m going to be posting pictures later.

If interested, please message me. If you want them in a different colour than what I have, please feel free to talk to me and I’ll see what I can do.

Epic forging

The other day I was working on a candle holder, that is going to be an Xmas present for someone (can’t say who, they might be listening :P).

   As I was thinning and stretching the candle cups I noticed something strange begin to happen. The piece was a dull red and cooling. With each blow of the hammer, the metal would flash to a bright orange. I was hammering so hard and so fast that to metal was actually getting hotter under the hammer!

    I’ve only seen this happen on three occasions before, once in a video by Uri Hofi, once in a demo by one of my teachers, and once with a friend of mine and I. (we hammered a piece of ½ square from cold to cherry, but that’s another story)

   I guess there really is a reason some people call me Thor!

Mag

Hey guys, just a brief question for you all!

Something very exciting is happening in my life right now. I’m going to possibly be the chain mail maker and supplier for an alternative store in a couple of weeks. My interview with them is on the 26th, and so I’m preparing a large amount of samples to show them the diversity of my work.

This piece is here is something I thought up, and I know it’s not the best photo but I was hoping to get some input for it. Do you guys like it? Do you not like it? What would you change?

Do you have any ideas for chain mail pieces that I could make in a couple of weeks? I will be posting all pieces beforehand here, so you guys get to see them all. Please let me know what you think!