Today marks the day where my original LOTR-quiver post reaches 5.000
notes here on Tumblr; something I didn’t forsee when I posted it one
Thank you all so much!
By origin this quiver was supposed to test my
limits as a designer, leatherworker and painter. But it has become the
flagship post of this Tumblr account and that is saying something. From
all over the world I have received wonderfull comments, compliments and
questions about this piece and it has motivated me to continue working
on my small business for archers.
My husband is convinced I
should sell this piece (and many people here are begging me to as well), which raises many questions about copyright issues. The last thing I want is to put something in my Etsy shop that isn’t legally mine to sell.
So help me out laywer side of Tumblr: what are the rules and regulations concerning an item like this?
comment or send me a private message to give me your reasoning on this
matter! Because I respect the Tolkien-world too much to make any dumb
decisions. I make enough dumb ones as it is.
I’ve been playing with a piece of white embossed leather today to see if I can find anything that works with my Jörmungandr quiver design. And to show you how I made a quick video (clearly I didn’t think ahead because I’m not wearing any fancy clothes).
The beauty of this embossed leather is that it is much thicker and available in large pieces (it’s cow, not snake) and comes in a variety of colors. The downside is that I don’t know yet if I can clean it properly (the soot from the laser needs to be washed out) and if I can properly seal it afterwards to make the quiver fully water resistant. I’m currently drying out the washed test piece, so I’ll let you know!
I’m so incredibly proud to finally show you my brand new personal quiver!
It is a white leather quiver, engraved with about 80% of Tolkien’s map of Middle Earth: It shows the Shire, the Grey Mountains, Erebor, Rohan, Gondor and the mountain range of Mordor. And all the water on the map is painted blue.
Every bit of it. Every lake, river, creek and pond. It took me HOURS.
The Lonely Mountain is painted gold and the entire piece is protected with a water resistant finish. I used a dark brown leather braid and stitches for a nice contrast against the white (I also think it matches the engraving quite nicely) and I chose light silver materials to fasten the quiver to my belt. With a longer strip of leather, I can change the fastners and wear it on my back.
As you can tell, I’m pretty damn pleased with the final result. I have yet to take it out for better pictures of it in use but I couldn’t wait any longer to show it off here. Gosh I hope you guys love it as much as I do.
Made to order for one of my favourite clients: a chocolate brown quiver with a dark brown triskelion, 3 arrows crossed behind it, and a celtic knotwork pattern on the bottom. I finished the quiver with my prefered edge lacing in a matching brown.
With so much sun flooding our country this coming weekend, I’m sure to recieve some pretty photo’s of this beauty in action soon!