That aside, I love Lord of the Rings. Do not start with Elven language and the Silmarillion. I'm not that heavily invested in Tolkien's works. I just like mythology and fantasy stories.
Recently, I've been inspired by the Hobbit Franchise that has been buzzing around the theaters. The costumes for the Rings Trilogy were fabulous, the story was great (read the books first kids), and I enjoyed the characters. Naturally, I was looking forward to this new franchise for the same reasons. However, it wasn't until I saw THIS that I recognized that it can be an excuse to make pretty jewelry.
|FEMALE OAKENSHIELD! This picture is by Alexander Turchanin. Look him up.|
|Simple, yet forceful.|
This was fun and easy to make. Just simple wire wrapping and careful balancing of the elements. In hindsight, Oakenshield would probably have gone for less crystal in favor of more of that dusky steel, but he's not in charge here. I am. HA! Well. Happy crafting.