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The eyes of the night by Illahie The eyes of the night by Illahie
A torc commissioned by :iconversarnwen:

Noble steel body braid, with two fine silver (99.9% pure) terminals. One is a black leopard, the other a barn owl. Both are based on Celtic styling and each features two rainbow moonstone eyes.
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:iconauntiecheshy:
auntiecheshy Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
Hi I was wondering if i could commision a torc like this one from you? and if i can how much will it be. thanks.
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:iconillahie:
Illahie Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'll send you a note with the info :)
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:iconinclytusvirtute:
InclytusVirtute Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
I am always looking up torcs and I've yet to see one this magnificant!
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:iconillahie:
Illahie Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
:D thank you so much!
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Pholcidae Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
This is absolutely stunning! Each head seems to have a personality of their own!

If you don't mind me asking, how much would a commission like this cost? I might have to commission you sometime in the future, but I need to know how much to save up~ :D
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:iconillahie:
Illahie Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much indeed! And I'll send you a note about the torc info :)
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:iconversarnwen:
versarnwen Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
I never take this off =) I have to remember to hold onto it when I run though! That solid silver pack a punch!
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:iconillahie:
Illahie Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
XD Tell me about it! I tried doing that when wearing the boar torc..., youch!
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sentinelsetting Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010
This is breathtaking to look at. You have an incredible eye for detail, and facial structure. Your work as always is quite inspiring, and I always picture my happiness seeing on of these coming in my mailbox. I'd be quite interested in a commission once I get another job! How much do one of these lovelies cost Canadian?

Gorgeous work as always, I want that you create!
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:iconillahie:
Illahie Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!

Because I do one of a kind work the price would depend on what you're looking for exactly... and size and materials used. If you are interested send me a note with your commission idea, and I'll try to give you price quote. Without obligations of course! :)
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sentinelsetting Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010
Thank you very much hun C:
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:iconderyllithe:
Deryllithe Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009
Excellent work, dahlin. :lol: May I ask if you use ArtClay for those terminals?
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:iconillahie:
Illahie Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
I do sometimes, to fix tiny details as I don't have a vacuum casting machine but pour by hand, but these were cast completely :)
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:iconderyllithe:
Deryllithe Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009
Oh, right. =) I would love to have tools and gears for casting, using ArtClay feels a bit like cheating... :lol: Maybe someday....
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:iconillahie:
Illahie Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
It's not cheating :) Many jewellers use it! It's just another 'way of doing it'.

As for casting, you don't need much. Why not try Delft-clay method?
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:iconderyllithe:
Deryllithe Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009
Not really, but you see, I have an obsession or something with traditional techniques..... :D I have made one Thor's hammer of ArtClay and some minor things, but, but, but..... :lol:

Hmmm... Sounds quite good. I have to take a closer look...
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:iconillahie:
Illahie Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Haha! No worries :)

Best of luck! And if you're ever stuck on anything feel free to give me a shout!
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:iconderyllithe:
Deryllithe Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009
Thank you dahlin. :lol:
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Elvynne Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Fantastic work, Ingrid :D This is rather stunning, and I like the use of moonstones (one of my favorite gems <3)

Speaking of moonstones (how this relates, don't ask) I got my little Build a bear wolf last weekend :3. I made it a girl, and named her Altaria :D

I've been cuddling up on her almost every night, and when I don't...LOL Tim puts her back in my arms and says, "Don't want her to get cold" :) He kissed the little heart we put in her (white heart) and helped me "give her a bath" Lol :) He's always loved stuffed animals, so I'm pretty convinced the little girl grew on him haha!

I may have to get him one of his own soon. XD!
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Illahie Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Haha! Ours has a wee white heart as well ^.^ We're going to take my mom to the worshop today I think. that'll give her a good giggle
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Elvynne Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Haha awesome ^^ My mom loves Build-A-Bear, she has a strong affinity for stuffed bears, and just bears in general :) I hope your mom has fun!! :D :hug:
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LadyCelticRose Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2009  Professional General Artist
Beautiful!!! :clap:
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:iconillahie:
Illahie Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
:D
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Nechtan-Da-Smith Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2009
Most impressive. I envy the new owner.
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:iconillahie:
Illahie Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
:D
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:iconglaisne:
Glaisne Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2009
Incredible!
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:iconillahie:
Illahie Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much
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reflection13 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous work as always
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:iconillahie:
Illahie Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Many thanks!
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BlazeBracard Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
what a lovely piece! Fine craftmanship!
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:iconillahie:
Illahie Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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VisionCrafter Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2009
Beautiful work! The leopard is lovely but that barn owl is just awesome!
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:iconillahie:
Illahie Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'm really lovin' the barn owl as well :)
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Embrethil Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Amazing, as always.
The stones in the eyes look eerie, like real night eyes.
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:iconillahie:
Illahie Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
:D
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Almeruve Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2009
It's beautiful! The eyes of rainbow moonstone are really great. The eyes of my muse have that colour too :) The terminals look fantastic, especially the barnowl really stands out.
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:iconillahie:
Illahie Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Many thanks Almeruve!
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:iconalmeruve:
Almeruve Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009
You're welcome, this is a torc that can be worn with pride ^^
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Marie-Ange-the-Celt Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it, and yes, the barn owl is really nice indeed !
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:iconillahie:
Illahie Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
:D
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savagedryad Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2009  Professional General Artist
Very cool. I especially like the barn owl. :)
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Illahie Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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