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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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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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