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Capricorn Torc by Illahie Capricorn Torc by Illahie
The Capricorn torc, featuring two pure silver terminals in the shape of capricorn heads with garnet eyes. Body braid for this torc is made out of noble steel, to ensure strength and durability.
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:iconnewmommy47:
newmommy47 Featured By Owner May 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
do you run an etsy shop?
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:iconnchnick:
nchnick Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
are you selling it? its calling to meeee
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Epona212 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
that is amazing
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:iconzawart:
ZawArt Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012   Traditional Artist
Holy cow!:faint:
Beautiful work!!:clap:
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Tsutaja495 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
This is a lovely piece of work, and I'm curious about the ram heads. Are they lost-wax cast? Or did you use some other method?
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:iconillahie:
Illahie Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
They are lost wax :)
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Nintendolover64 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
that is so weird, i'm a Capricorn and a garnet is my birthstone.
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:iconillahie:
Illahie Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
The stone was chosen to be the birthstone of the commissioner as well :)
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:iconrapedoll:
rapedoll Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
Gorgeous work!
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:iconillahie:
Illahie Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
many thanks!
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:iconmagpie-poet:
magpie-poet Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
That is awesome.
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:iconillahie:
Illahie Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
:D
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:iconsammah-sam:
Sammah-Sam Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Stunning!
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:iconillahie:
Illahie Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
thank you!
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skezzcrom Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Nice work :)
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:iconillahie:
Illahie Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Many thanks :)
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:iconskezzcrom:
skezzcrom Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
:)
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:icongeshar:
GeshaR Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Beauty!
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:iconillahie:
Illahie Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
thank you!
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:iconlovely7:
lovely7 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
WHERE CAN I GET THIS?
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:iconillahie:
Illahie Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
I make one-of-a-kind torcs, so sadly this exact torc will never be re-done. However, I am open for commissions :)
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gogreenorsuckmytoe Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011
i want this
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:iconillahie:
Illahie Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
:D
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:iconoscelot:
Oscelot Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
That. I. what the. o__________________o
what is this I don't even... too gorgeous! you broke mah brain!
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:iconillahie:
Illahie Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
:D thanks Oscelot!
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Marie-Ange-the-Celt Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is so elegant ! :giggle:
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:iconillahie:
Illahie Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
:D
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Skyejcb Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
<3
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:iconillahie:
Illahie Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
<3<3
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Aranglinn Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
how do you twist these avoiding the smallest "threads" to un-twist?

really great work and finishing
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:iconillahie:
Illahie Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
I secure them with a bit of solder :)
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:iconaranglinn:
Aranglinn Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'll try that! thanks :P
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:iconcionbird:
cionbird Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
Absolutely stunning. Thank you for sharing with us.
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:iconillahie:
Illahie Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Not a problem :)
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:iconelvynne:
Elvynne Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Beautiful work, hon :) I love it when your torcs are in my inbox <3
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:iconillahie:
Illahie Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
:D
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RivisIndigoEmporium Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Professional General Artist
Fantastic work! I would love to own something like this...! :clap:
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:iconillahie:
Illahie Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
thank you kindly!
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RivisIndigoEmporium Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
You're welcome! :D
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CrimsonBlack Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing i love the detaling on the capricorn heads, their horns look great! :clap: brilliant work.
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:iconillahie:
Illahie Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Many thanks!
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:iconmajiran:
Majiran Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Student General Artist
Absolutely beautiful.

Question: Is it wearable? I mean...how do you get it on?
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Illahie Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
The braid allows for a bit of flexing, so you can easily slip it onto your neck :) I personally often wear a number of them at the same time; [link] :)
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Majiran Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Student General Artist
Could you tell me a bit more of the metalworking process? I always imagined giant stamping pressed or molding cups, and seeing these recent additions to your gallery (since I started watching you for the taxidermy which I had seen other places, I didn't properly look in your submissions assuming I'd already seen them) has got me curious.
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Illahie Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Well, with the body the metal strands are actually twisted or braided together, depending on the look we're after :) Once that is done, the braided chain (which is still a straight stick) is gently molded into a round shape to fit the neck measurements given by the commissioners.

The terminals are sculpted first from clay. A lot of people carve wax models, but I prefer working with a clay one first, from which I make a mold which will be used to cast wax models. Once the wax models are finished, they are moved into a cillinder which is filled and heated, making a solid mold of the wax model, and as the temperature goes up the wax melts out of it, leaving behind aperfect hollow into which the silver is cast :)
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Majiran Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Student General Artist
Simply amazing. Keep up the awesome! :)
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