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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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:iconou8nrtist2:
ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Professional
Thanks Ivan.
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:iconbelruel:
Belruel Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely beautiful
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:iconou8nrtist2:
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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:iconou8nrtist2:
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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:iconalexluna:
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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:iconsarah-on-deviantart:
Sarah-on-Deviantart Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010
Oh, gorgoues!
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:icontwitching:
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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:iconou8nrtist2:
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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:icontwitching:
Twitching Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010
Could take a while, I cropped it pretty short! But I might have to take a stab at it, it's certainly way cooler than throwing the mess up into a ponytail.
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:iconou8nrtist2:
ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Professional
Yep...
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:iconhisui86:
hisui86 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010
this is wicked cool O.O
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:iconou8nrtist2:
ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010  Professional
Thank you...
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:iconquarkenzyme:
quarkenzyme Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
powerful!

you do have such a way with metal! i envision you as some type of molten golem! haha i mean that in a good way! :D
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:iconou8nrtist2:
ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009  Professional
I've been called lots of things.
But never molten golem.LOL
That's a first...
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:iconquarkenzyme:
quarkenzyme Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009
like a metal elemental titan or something, you know? that would make a cool illustration come to think of it! haha
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:iconou8nrtist2:
ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009  Professional
OK,now you have to do it...LOL
I watched Hellboy 2 last night,there was a pretty cool Elemental in that...which they killed...Dumb.
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:iconquarkenzyme:
quarkenzyme Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009
haha alrighty! that gives me some mighty fine inspiration to use my brand new wacom digital tablet! :D

yeah, the nature one. well, they regretted it, so theyre partially absolved.
haha
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:iconou8nrtist2:
ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009  Professional
Wacom is WAY cool.
I wish I had stock in that company.
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:iconoenghuslok47:
OenghusLok47 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Most excellant. I love it.
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:iconou8nrtist2:
ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009  Professional
Thank you...
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:icontaika-kim:
taika-kim Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I've been thinking about the possibilities of laser cutting too lately, and asking for some prices.. it's quite steeply priced though, so maybe it would be best to think of some small design that could be still sold for some good price.

nice design anyhow!
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:iconou8nrtist2:
ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009  Professional
Water jet cutting is cheaper, and is abrasive with no heat so it doesn't burn the edge like the laser does.
I'm about to have 100 leaves cut from 14ga. steel in 3 sizes for a new commission so I'm comparing pricing for water jet,laser, and plasma cutting. I will forge the blanks in a variety of shapes like real leaves and weld them on to a forged twisted steel vine. This vine will trace around a floor to ceiling STOVE PIPE and then trail over the ceiling in several directions. It is meant to be an artistic interpretation of the ayahuasca vine...
Laser cutting seems to be really only efficient and economical if you have hundreds of pieces cut.
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:icondieselart:
dieselart Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009  Professional General Artist
Oh, this is so cool! And it's wearable! Even better! :D
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:iconou8nrtist2:
ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009  Professional
I keep trying to find the woman with the right hair to photograph it.
It's a big piece.
My sister would be perfect but she's 3600 miles away...thank God.LOL
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:icondieselart:
dieselart Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009  Professional General Artist
If you were in Arizona, I'd volunteer! Although I don't know if wavy reddish hair is what you'd have in mind LOL

Aw! LOL! I'm glad mine's only 6 hours away.
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:iconou8nrtist2:
ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009  Professional
It's a large piece so it requires a FULL head of thick hair to make it work visually. Red would actually be good since it's a Celtic theme.
Not to worry,I'll find somebody around here...LOL
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:icondieselart:
dieselart Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009  Professional General Artist
Yeah, I definitely have the thick hair thing. I have a smaller hair piece that's the right size for most gals' hair, but I can't even fit half of mine into it!

I'm sure there's more with hair like mine, for sure :)
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:iconglaisne:
Glaisne Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
A magnificent creation! :)
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:iconou8nrtist2:
ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Professional
Thank you Seamus,
for such kind words...
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:iconsfprincess:
sfprincess Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
So beautiful! Wow! :) I love the shade of green!
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:iconou8nrtist2:
ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Professional
I thought that a better background than the first image of the piece I posted...
Thank you for your comments.
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:iconsfprincess:
sfprincess Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009
Oh wow! At first I didn't realize it was a background!! But then...how could it be a hairpin, right? I'm so silly... Beautiful piece either way. :)
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:iconou8nrtist2:
ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009  Professional
The woman with the "big hair" wraps her hair in a big bun. This convex hairpin is then put on the bun and the pin run through it to hold it one...
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:iconsfprincess:
sfprincess Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
I bet that looks gorgeous! :D
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:iconou8nrtist2:
ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009  Professional
I photographed the piece in a woman's hair ,but it just wasn't quite as good a picture as the one posted.
I just wish I had my sister here. Her hair is huge...
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:iconsfprincess:
sfprincess Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009
I can appreciate that. I think you went with the right picture ;). Although I'm sure it would be cool to see it in action too. :D
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:icondreamingdragondesign:
DreamingDragonDesign Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is wonderful.

I have a customer who I may send this to. She commissioned me to do something in this size range for her, since she has a lovely massive waist length mane.
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:iconou8nrtist2:
ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009  Professional
Won't that derail your commission?
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:icondreamingdragondesign:
DreamingDragonDesign Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Nope, was several months ago. She's a good customer, and I never mind sharing those.
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:iconou8nrtist2:
ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009  Professional
Cool...
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:iconscottiesdesigns:
ScottiesDesigns Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
ooooo...purdy!
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:iconou8nrtist2:
ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009  Professional
thank you Carrie...
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:iconmarcusstratus:
Marcusstratus Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
wow, that's alot of piercing :D
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:iconou8nrtist2:
ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009  Professional
I think my words may have been misleading...
The blanks are laser-cut.
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:iconmarcusstratus:
Marcusstratus Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
ah yeah, ok. Piercing to me is cutting with a jewelry saw
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:iconou8nrtist2:
ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009  Professional
That is the traditional definition for sure.
But it is also applied to plasma cutting,water jet cutting ,and laser cutting,within the fabrication trade.
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:iconmarcusstratus:
Marcusstratus Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
ah, I see :D Well, it makes sense, does the same thing.
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:iconsubtronik:
subtronik Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009
Very nice Stephen.
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