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Looking for a Middle-earth Appropriate Penannular Brooch

Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2020 2:53 am
by Cimrandir
Basically the title. Looking for a penannular brooch that would work well in Middle-earth - Dunedain especially. Something on the smaller side (~<3 inches) that could support a wool cloak and dull in appearance. Artistic is fine but culturally appropriate and preferably a little rough to denote a Ranger's lifestyle. Just a simple brooch with a bit of M.e. flair is what I'm wanting. Handmade preferred.

I'd prefer to support people on the board so if you have something that would work, let me know. Otherwise, a heads-up to somewhere else would be appreciated.

Re: Looking for a Middle-earth Appropriate Penannular Brooch

Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:34 am
by Manveruon
I’ve found a few beautiful ones on Etsy! Here are some examples of ones I like the look of:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/647702177/ ... larp-shawl

https://www.etsy.com/listing/632361702/ ... s-medieval

https://www.etsy.com/listing/586136159/ ... bula-brass

https://www.etsy.com/listing/634874665/ ... -pin-small (This one seems smallish, but I like the fact that it kind of has a subtle star motif)

https://www.etsy.com/listing/776244426/ ... knight-and

Re: Looking for a Middle-earth Appropriate Penannular Brooch

Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:13 pm
by Taurinor
If you're looking for something forged, there are a few members here who do various sorts of smithing, if you want to ask them.

caedmon - I know Jack does some casting, but I can't remember if he is also a smith (and my forum searching abilities were failing me). I wanted to include him, though!

Eric C. - Ichthean Forge on Facebook (you may want to message him there; I'm not sure how often he checks the forum)

Gulli - Petr Florianek Gullinbursti, also on Facebook

Odigan - Meuleurgy, also on Etsy and Facebook

Ursus - I don't know if he has a web presence for his work, but I know a couple of folks here have received knives from him for Yule

I'm sure I've missed some folks, but those are who came first to mind! I don't know that any of them would have anything in stock or have open commissions or even if they all do that sort of work, but it doesn't hurt to ask!

Re: Looking for a Middle-earth Appropriate Penannular Brooch

Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:55 pm
by caedmon
I don't do custom work any more.

I know my personality, and it's much more important for me to get something right than to get it finished. And for some weird reason, most people do not appreciate 2+ year turn-arounds. ( Personally I don't get it. :shock: )


That said, this got me thinking. This is probably where I would take a Northernish/Rangerish penanular... I'd use Numenorean plant motifs. A flower or maybe an Aloe on the pin, and a papyrus on the terminals.

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Re: Looking for a Middle-earth Appropriate Penannular Brooch

Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:44 pm
by Cimrandir
caedmon wrote:That said, this got me thinking. This is probably where I would take a Northernish/Rangerish penanular... I'd use Numenorean plant motifs. A flower or maybe an Aloe on the pin, and a papyrus on the terminals.


caedmon, that's so lovely! It looks fantastically northern and I could easily imagine this style being popular with Rangers. I was originally thinking something plainer but this feels so much more right. Would you mind if I used it for inspiration?


Manveruon wrote:I’ve found a few beautiful ones on Etsy! Here are some examples of ones I like the look of:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/647702177/ ... larp-shawl

https://www.etsy.com/listing/632361702/ ... s-medieval

https://www.etsy.com/listing/586136159/ ... bula-brass

https://www.etsy.com/listing/634874665/ ... -pin-small (This one seems smallish, but I like the fact that it kind of has a subtle star motif)

https://www.etsy.com/listing/776244426/ ... knight-and


I can't believe I didn't think of etsy. Thanks for the links!

Taurinor wrote:If you're looking for something forged, there are a few members here who do various sorts of smithing, if you want to ask them.

caedmon - I know Jack does some casting, but I can't remember if he is also a smith (and my forum searching abilities were failing me). I wanted to include him, though!

Eric C. - Ichthean Forge on Facebook (you may want to message him there; I'm not sure how often he checks the forum)

Gulli - Petr Florianek Gullinbursti, also on Facebook

Odigan - Meuleurgy, also on Etsy and Facebook

Ursus - I don't know if he has a web presence for his work, but I know a couple of folks here have received knives from him for Yule

I'm sure I've missed some folks, but those are who came first to mind! I don't know that any of them would have anything in stock or have open commissions or even if they all do that sort of work, but it doesn't hurt to ask!


Ahh, thank you for the list! I've talking to Odigan about a possible knife being made. Maybe I could ask if he could squeeze a brooch in as well.

Re: Looking for a Middle-earth Appropriate Penannular Brooch

Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:40 pm
by Eric C
caedmon wrote:I don't do custom work any more.

I know my personality, and it's much more important for me to get something right than to get it finished. And for some weird reason, most people do not appreciate 2+ year turn-arounds. ( Personally I don't get it. :shock: )


That said, this got me thinking. This is probably where I would take a Northernish/Rangerish penanular... I'd use Numenorean plant motifs. A flower or maybe an Aloe on the pin, and a papyrus on the terminals.

penannular.gif


I'm incredibly hesitant to take any new commissions myself. I don't like having people wait forever to get their product. I get to a point where I just want it done and out of my hands. Therefore I feel like the customer isn't getting my best work.

As for your design, that is beautiful! Now I'm wondering what tooling I need to make and what skills I should develope to pull that off in steel - that is if you don't mind.