In Search of the Many-Rayed Star

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So - a little follow-up to this saga!
Yesterday I was talking to a woman who is a really talented jeweler and smith who also does 14th century reenactment, who recently made some really beautiful buckles for me which I intended to use on my new quiver (I ended up only using one of the three, but that’s another story). She runs a business called Handmade Revolution, through which she sells on Etsy and also her own website. Anyway, it occurred to me as we were talking that she could probably make a GORGEOUS Dúnedain star brooch, so I asked if she would ever consider it, and she expressed a LOT of interest! She told me to let folks in the community know that she would love to talk to them about designing one and offering it through her shop, but it helps if she has at least one confirmed customer to get the ball rolling, since it’s a custom design. I asked her what her ballpark price would be for something like that, and she said probably somewhere around the $70 range, give or take (I believe that’s Canadian dollars), for a brooch made of brass and plated in silver. Solid silver would be significantly more, but the plated option would be very budget-friendly!
Anyway, just thought folks here should know! Hit her up if you’re interested! And check out her FB page to see some of her really beautiful historical pieces and jewelry work! She has also participated with the Rangers of the North group that some of you may have seen on Facebook and Instagram.

Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/HandmadeRevolutionTO

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/handmaderevolutionTO/

Website: https://www.handmaderevolution.org/
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Just to pop in and add an update, but the above mentioned maker - Aurora at HandMadeRevolution - is indeed now working on a star brooch for the Ranger community. Final designs should be shared in about a week, I'm told.
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I am SUPER excited for her version! Can’t wait to see it! I’m probably going to have to get one for myself, just to have an extra, and probably to wear when out doing things where I might be afraid of damaging or losing my other one.
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Pretty stoked, myself. Waiting is hard!!
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Just placed my pre-order!
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For reference sake, this is her version. I just might pick one up. Looks nice.
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I was excited to see her post about it over in the Facebook group! I still prefer a base-4 design rather than a base-6 design for the star, but technically 12 is still divisible by 4, and this does a nice job of combining the two so that it doesn’t look too much like a compass star. In the end, it looks very nice! If I had my druthers I might have also liked the circle to be placed behind the rays, and slightly inside so the very ends of the tips poked out slightly, which would help establish the silhouette as a star rather than a circle, but beggars can’t be choosers, and she has done some very lovely work here. I’m pretty broke at the moment but I’m very tempted to snag one before the presale is over.
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Just placed my pre-order. It was cheaper than expected due to the low CAD to USD exchange at the moment. Still looking forward to Caedmon's version but it will be good to have some variety.
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