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Celtic Hairpin by ou8nrtist2 Celtic Hairpin by ou8nrtist2
This is a ornament for a woman with big hair.
It measures 4.75 inches across and is secured by a pin of twisted wire.
All stainless steel,pierced sheet(laser-cut),twisted wire.
It's fairly light but very strong and flexible. Definitely an heirloom that will last a lifetime.
The pattern is inspired by an ornamented bronze disc in the British Museum dated third century B.C.
Stylistically it represents the EARLY LA TENE STYLE
I think it most interesting that the Celts revered their metal workers so much as to put them on the same level as the Druids and the warrior class. The ability to work metal was considered a Divine Gift and the works were considered to be invested with much more than just craft and function. I have always found resonance with this belief,and the fact that all my direct descendants have had a special rapport with fire leads me to the conviction that it has become a GENETIC trait in my clan. I like to think that my incarnation could have occurred AT ANY TIME IN HISTORY and I could make a successful life because of this inherited proclivity to work metal...

Limited edition.
I'm selling these for $150.oo U.S. (plus shipping)


I give :icontribeofcelts: permission to post this image.
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:iconivanrostoff:
IvanRostoff Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
Beautiful
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Professional
Thanks Ivan.
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Belruel Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely beautiful
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010  Professional
Thanks...
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:iconalexluna:
alexluna Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010  Student Interface Designer
Love how you made is function almost like a pennanular brooch. Amazing open-work design. Lovely work.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010  Professional
Many new high tech industrial methods in fabrication have immediate potential applications for creative use in decorative arts.This is one simple example of how laser-cutting might be applied to jewelry production in an otherwise labor intensive material(stainless steel).
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alexluna Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010  Student Interface Designer
Amazing piece. So cool to use an industrial technique to make something so intricate and beautiful.
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Sarah-on-Deviantart Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010
Oh, gorgoues!
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Twitching Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
Very classy! Makes me wish I hadn't cut off all my hair, or that I could afford one!
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Professional
Maybe this will inspire you to make one of your own.When your hair grows back...
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