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Memento of the King Grey Warden by tishaia Memento of the King Grey Warden by tishaia
There is so much to say to describe Alistair Theirin. Half-orphan. Bastard. Nearly a Templar. Warrior. Lover. Friend. In some endings he becomes a King, in other he dies. But what he always is - is a Gray Warden. And that is the main inspiration I had for this piece. So my intention was that this piece should be mainly Grey Warden-ish but with the richness worthy of a king Alistair will be :).

I am selfishly applying my ending to this, because in my playghtrough he was a king :).
My Warden left to fight the Darkspawn, but even if she couldn't be with her lover all the time, she was determined to make him remember her and remember what he really is. Oghren whined and whined when she asked him to make silver shape similar to chestpiece Grey Warden wear (because silver? really? SO impractical!) and put it on the dark iron cuff and it was Shale who ended up making the golden filigree. Anders found some topaz stones and gave them to her for that occasion. The silver ribbon was embroided by the Warden Commander herself and her colorful curses echoing in the castle as she was pricking her fingers with a needle made Zevran and Nathaniel breathless with laughter ^^.

What your headcanon would be for a piece like that? What was your ending? :>

The bracelet is made of metallic polymer clay on the wooden core with 10 golden topaz Swarovski zirconias . It's 5 cm wide. The base is charcoal and the main color is silver with golden Gray Warden insignia and filigree. The inside is painted with the acrylic paint that matches in color metallic charcoal base. There is the whole text of the Joinning ritual engraved on the polymer clay "ribbon" woven around the cuff, those exact words Alistair said while accepting our Wardens to the organisation.

"Join us, brothers and sisters. Join us in the shadows where we stand vigilant. Join us as we carry the duty that can not be forsworn. And should you perish, know that your sacrifice will not be forgotten. And that one day we shall join you."

This is NOT an official merchandise. This is handmade (handsculpted, handwritten, without the use of any molds or stamps) and ONE OF A KIND fanart :).

Grey Wardens, Alistair and Dragon Age belong to Bioware.

If you like my creations please consider liking my FB page: www.facebook.com/tishaia :).
This item is on etsy here: [link]
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MurkDatThing Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014
Man, why do I always find this stuff too late? This is prolly one of my favorite things you've made.

Ridiculously awesome.
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tishaia Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015   Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! :D
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MurkDatThing Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015
No problem!
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sakurakira Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014
This and all of your works are really amazing. I'm curious about one thing though: how sturdy are these? Did you make them to be worn? If say, I banged by hand against a table while wearing this would it be damaged?
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tishaia Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014   Artisan Crafter
Hey! :D I must say that durability is one of the things I really care about. I think every person who wears jewelry had this one favourite, often worn thing damaged and knows how painful it is ;o;. Thats why my jewelry doesn't have much protruding tips and I prefer the more solid bases. I also tend to stick wires inside the clay wherever I have a doubt about something being prone to bend or break. 

I think earrings are the safest because there is not much chance for mechanical damage when they are worn. Bracelets on the other hand can be banged on something or come in the contact with something sharp very easily. If you ask about my bracelets in particular, they are all based on wooden cores and the layer of clay is enveloping the whole item on the outside, so they are pretty solid. I also always paint them with varnish so the smaller details would be protected.

Ceramic and stone jewelry breaks easier when it would for example fall on the hard floor, clay won't break or crack, but clay jewelry is easier to scratch with something sharp. But on the other hand, so is our skin ;D. 

I admit I never TRIED to damage anything, now I am trying to break some old clay leaf I made a while ago and it bends quite easily but doesn't break and comes back to the original form after a few seconds. Like plastic maybe? 
I hope I managed to answer your question a bit, but if you have something more you're curious about, don't hesitate to ask :D.

TL;DR: I make my jewelry to be worn, yes :D
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BlondeFromHell Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Student General Artist
How much would it be if I commissioned you to make another? Just a random question, I may not be able pay for it. Also, what does it say, the encrusted part
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tishaia Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014   Artisan Crafter
Hey! Sorry, but I rarely take any commissions (not enough time for my own ideas) and I don't make more copies than one of each design :)
The whole quote is in the desctiption above :).
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BlondeFromHell Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Student General Artist
I see, thank you! Understood, thank you very much
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tishaia Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014   Artisan Crafter
Thank you! ;)))
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MedievalDragonLady Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Love it. 

I always make him King and then myself Queen. Someone has to help him rule Ferelden right? XD
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tishaia Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014   Artisan Crafter
Ahaha right! :D Thank you! :D
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Nineagle Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
OH MY RFGSRTHGT
I want. I want. I want. I want. I want.x 1 999 999 999 999
It's so well done that.
I can not explain it.


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tishaia Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014   Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! :D
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PistachioInfernal Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
Such a great piece. A beautiful bracelet. :heart:
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tishaia Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :D
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Helena-Lou Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And I still want this, even though its gone. *cries*
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tishaia Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Thank youuu! More Gray Warden items are planned but omg what is time ><. :*
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Helena-Lou Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And part of me is begging myself to ask you to reserve them for me... *smacks self* T^T
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SherrTeel Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist
I really fell in love with this. Also with Alistair! :P
I had the "good ending" where he doesn't become the King (Anora rules alone) and he with my PC refound the gray wardens! :heart: I think this is one of the best games I ever played.
I romanced Alistair (at the beginning I thought he was an idiot xD) and now I'm still in love with him. :P
You did an amazing job with this bracelet and I'd like to buy it if only it wasn't sold!
Simply perfect. :D
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tishaia Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much for the kind words! :D I do have one more Grey Warden item planned I just have to buy some crucial materials :>. Please keep an eye out, maybe you would like it too! :D
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SherrTeel Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist
I'm trying to do a Grey Warden's necklace but I'm new at polymer clay. :P
I'll watch you, I'm curious to see what is this item!!
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Kiira1318 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So beautiful!
I love the winding ribbon effect and the detail in the script, it's just amazing!
Thought I'd look through the rest of your pieces too :3
Lovely to find another Dragon Effect fan :D
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tishaia Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012   Artisan Crafter
I am fond of most of the Bioware games ^^. Must get to work on those SWTOR pieces at last :D. Thanks!
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TheEmeraldMasquerade Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's so gorgeous! Amazing details. You did an awesome job with the insignia. I love the "ribbon" too, it's a great idea.
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tishaia Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :D I like making the illusion of "cloth" or "leather" out of clay :D. I was going to give a little pattern to the ribbon, but then the writing was less visible, so I just left it plain hoping it would look like a actual ribbon :D.
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TheEmeraldMasquerade Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :)

Don't worry, the "ribbon like effect" is just perfect! :D

I'm always in awe when I see your work.Your talent is incredible. :)
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xFriendlyPsycho Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist
Another gorgeous piece! You have such an eye for details! They always look so perfect. I really loved your headcanon, a great story for your piece!
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tishaia Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thank you! It often starts that way, with some scene or situation in my head ^^. I usually can't describe it ood enough, but I try :D. *hugs*
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yarngirl Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh. My. Goodness.

My dear, this is gorgeous, an amazing and beautiful piece of art. Wow. Just... wow.
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tishaia Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thank you! It took a lot of time >.<. And the thing I am starting roght now will take more, I just know it! Aaaaargh. But the comments like yours are worth it! :D *hugs*
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yarngirl Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:hug: :hug: =)
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Coralysse Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Totally amazing! Beautiful work, and it suits the character perfectly.
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tishaia Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! :) There is some sadness here but also some hope, I was worried that they are not in balance >.<.
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Tahiriasin Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my, this is just so beautiful.
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tishaia Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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keroidomilk Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I am the super duper lucky person who snagged this yesterday. Every other time I've tried to get a beautiful piece of your work, I was always too late, so I'm SO EXCITED. <3 I cannot wait to wear this around. As a huge Alistair, DA, Grey Wardens fan... Thank you for being so awesome!
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tishaia Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012   Artisan Crafter
You make my creating possible in the first place, I would not be able to afford doing it without wonderful people who support my clay mania ^^. Thank you so much! I can't find words to express how gratefull I am :heart:!
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asheraa Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG I am so jealous. Congrats on snagging it :D
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imnot-ahipster Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You are soooooooo lucky D: </3
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NightKunoichi Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
Omg omg omg omg! I want it! I literally squealed when I saw it! :D It's AMAZING!
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tishaia Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thank youuuu! :D
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Neria-Mahariel Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Darn it, it's already sold. D: It's absolutely amazing, though. <3
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tishaia Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! :D
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imnot-ahipster Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is gorgeous, I wish it wasn;t sold already :(
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tishaia Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I have to work harder to come up with more ^^.
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imnot-ahipster Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
When I saw it was on Etsy I was like YAY! And then it was all 'This item has been sold'. It's so gorgeous though :) I'm doing a playthrough of DA:O at the minute where I'm not romancing Alistair for the first time and it's kinda depressing XD
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quinn817 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh god. i wish i wasnt so broke.

i want this so much.
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tishaia Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thank you :D.
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silverhammer Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work, I love it :)
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tishaia Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :D
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