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Tarbh Torc Set by Illahie Tarbh Torc Set by Illahie
The Tarbh (bull) or minotaur torc, and the Bó (cow) pendant. This massive beast took me ages to complete. And when I say massive, I mean MASSIVE. Each head, on it's own, came in at around and about 28 grams PER piece! The total of the torc, comes in at around 175 grams!

The torc is made of a thick noble-steel braid, and the heads are silver, with 24k gold accenting on the 'collar' braid and the balls on top of the horns. Each head carries 2 Lapis Lazuli stones on the cheeks, 2 Amber stones for the eyes, and in between the horns we find a piece of Garnet. 5 stones per head making up the ten stones for the entire torc. The eye sockets are roughly drilled out on the inside, which therefor reflect light from almost every angle it's held in, making the Amber pieces SHINE. It looks amazing in person.

The pendant is a female version, but carries the same gold detailing and stonework. The only difference is that the end of this pendant carries a giant 9mm Onyx stone. The pendant hangs from a cord that runs through the mouth of the cow.

Up to date, my biggest project. A lot of nightmare scenarios passed it's process, and it was a lot of difficult work. But in the end, WELL worth the trouble.

A commissioned piece, for Kazanthi de-Arluun
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otilia2 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016
A website?
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otilia2 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016
Price?
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
Gorgeous. Looks like something you'd have to be pretty strong to wear!
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:iconillahie:
Illahie Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
:D
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Seraphine-Harmonium Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012   Artisan Crafter
THIS IS AMAZING! Gorgeous piece. Wow. I wish I had this.
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:iconillahie:
Illahie Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
:D many thanks!
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senshi-of-legend Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
.. thats a cow? looks more like a epic dragon..
but it still looks amazign :D
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Illahie Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Well, a bull because of the horn shapes; the cow (horn-less) version is just the necklace :)
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senshi-of-legend Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
okie :)
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:iconasislither:
AsISlither Featured By Owner May 13, 2011
i want a torc!
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:iconillahie:
Illahie Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
They're amazing pieces of jewellery to wear :)
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely powerful!
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:iconillahie:
Illahie Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Many thanks!
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simba1chief Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
Wow! Mesmerizing
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Illahie Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
To date... it's still the biggest torc set ever made. It was a fabulous project to work on!
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:iconthe-perspective:
the-perspective Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Student General Artist
Stunning!
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:iconillahie:
Illahie Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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digimagicnb Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
really nice!!!
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:iconillahie:
Illahie Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Many thanks!
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sentinelsetting Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010
This is quite the impressive piece. Indeed I am sure it took you a fair amount of time to get in all the details, but your hard work definitely paid off. I can barely take my eyes off of it just to type this message. All the fine details, are well crafted and the design itself is beautiful. Congratulations to you for your talents. Its only making me want one of these more!
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Illahie Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
It still remains as the biggest project to-date, and I'm still incredibly pleased with the results!
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sentinelsetting Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010
It is quite a lovely set C:
I wish I could be proud of my larger projects like this for as long as you, but it is a nice feeling isn't it C:
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venom9999 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
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:iconillahie:
Illahie Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
:D
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venom9999 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
did you make it for someone as a gift
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Illahie Featured By Owner May 1, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Nope, this was all part of a HUGE commission :)
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NotSoFauxFur Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009   Photographer
Wow. That is simply beautiful, I love the offset of the colours. :D
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Illahie Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!
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Qeenjamaika Featured By Owner May 19, 2009
wow!great work!)))
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:iconillahie:
Illahie Featured By Owner May 20, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!
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trinity-lea Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
WOW... absolutely beautiful!! i have a little fascination with torcs since a guy i did theatre with in high school wore one. it was beautiful, and so was he :D
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Illahie Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
They are amazing pieces of jewellery!
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trinity-lea Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
that they are!!
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MerrickMayfair Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2009
Oh wow, beautiful peice! The detail is amazing.
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:iconillahie:
Illahie Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!
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Roonstown Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2008  Student Writer
Lost wax cast, Bezel set?

For the love of god this is good. Sculpting out of clay or wax (or whatever) is something I cannot comprehend. I'm good with metal, but not this good.
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Illahie Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Lost wax, and resin cup stone set. The resin hardens creating a hold much like a normal bezel would, but it's completely clear.

**shoots into blush** Thank you kindly for all the compliments!
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Roonstown Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2008  Student Writer
Wow, I've never heard of that one...

And dude, you deserve them!
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Clockwerk-chan Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2008
The craftsmanship on this is just stunning. It's some of the most intricate and detailed metalwork I've ever seen. Really beautiful work!
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Illahie Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!
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ColinChapman Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2008  Hobbyist
Gorgeous craftsmanship; far too little attention is paid to such work these days, sadly.

- Colin
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Illahie Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you kindly Colin, I greatly appreciate such a kind compliment :)
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ColinChapman Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2008  Hobbyist
You are more than welcome. I envy you your art and craft; I can only weave images with words.
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Illahie Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
weaving images with words is a art that fails me ;) I'm always enchanted by writing styles :)
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ColinChapman Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008  Hobbyist
I suppose I should be grateful that I actually get paid to create worlds, conjure alien vistas, infuse dreams, but what I wouldn't give to be able to craft something of true physical substance.
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hexsy Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2008   Digital Artist
Wow, that's absolutely stunning. Strangely enough, though, there's an almost Egyptian look to the metalwork. Perhaps it's the color choice. Either way, it's beautiful and I hope the commissioner loves it.
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Illahie Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
She does indeed :) And thank you very much!
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fragilemuse-org Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008
wow. this is gorgeous! :o
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Illahie Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you kindly!
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diamondwhitewolf Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2008
thats a shite load of silver.....
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