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Avad am Emyn -- Mirkwood Elk Pendant by Starlit-Sorceress Avad am Emyn -- Mirkwood Elk Pendant by Starlit-Sorceress
Avad am Emyn: Reluctance Upon the Hills

There is no Sindarin word for elk, so I wrote a title inspired by the scene where Thranduil takes his army back to Mirkwood.
(All the words are in Sindarin because Thranduil is Sindarin.)


$20

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Enameled copper wire, glass chip beads, acrylic leaf, and Canadian coin. 3 1/2 inches long.

...I would have settled for the elvish word for moose too. Anyone else think it's hilarious to call Thranduil's elk a moose?

I learned some interesting facts about Canadian money while researching for this description. Their paper money is a note. They don't have quarters, dimes, or pennies--they have 25-cent pieces, 10-cent pieces, and cents. The animal on the 25-cent piece is actually a caribou (or reindeer.)

...Now I'm imagining Thranduil soaring above Middle Earth on Christmas Eve on a flying reindeer!

(This definitely belongs on Tumblr, so I posted it there! Reblog here: [link] )

Featured here: [link] [link]
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Nymonyrya Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Featured! :) [link]
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Starlit-Sorceress Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :)
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WendyMitchell Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconwonderful-world: Congratulations! This work has been included in our latest Wonderful Wednesdays feature [link]
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Starlit-Sorceress Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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Yanagi-no-Yume Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Canada has pretty coins ^^
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Starlit-Sorceress Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Agreed! I have a feeling this isn't the last Canadian coin I'm going to wrap.
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pentacle565 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Yeaaah, as a Canadian, let me just say, we do call them quarters, dimes, and pennies. And we usually just call our paper money by its value, like "a ten" "a twenty"
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Starlit-Sorceress Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
You're the second Canadian to correct part of a quote in this article: [link]

"We don't have 'quarters' or 'dimes' or 'nickels' in Canada -- those terms are Americanisms. We have '25-cent pieces,' '10-cent pieces' and 'five-cent pieces.' And the 'penny' is a British term: we have the 'cent.'

I guess that shows me not to believe the first thing Google tells me!
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greekamazon Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, we definitely just call them quarters, dimes and nickels. :D We also have loonies, toonies and glow-in-the-dark dinosaur money, the last not being in regular circulation. And we just ditched the penny.

Anyway, this piece is beautiful.
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Tavoriel Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
*compulsive need to comment about that movie*

It bugged me that we have all of these elves forming an army and marching all the way over there, with their king himself in the lead, just so they could take a peek at what the situation looks like. I understand that the movie really really wanted to show you elves and Thranduil. But guys guys guys... couldn't they have just sent like... a scout?

*flails*

(but Thranduil and the elk are so COOOOOLLLLLL)
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Starlit-Sorceress Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'm sure there was a reasonable explanation. Here's my headcanon:

Thror and Thranduil had a treaty that said they would send armies immediately to help with reasonable threats. Thror knew he would never risk his army if Smaug invaded Mirkwood, but called Thranduil anyway, and Thranduil hurried over with his army, thinking it's just a band of rowdy goblins, or maybe a significantly smaller dragon.

Like big fish stories, only the opposite.

Thranduil: A Dragon?! How big are we talking?
Thror: Heheheh...not THAT big...I mean, I didn't get TOO close of a look, buuuut....

Speaking of scouts...Remember when the neighbor's house was on fire, and the fire department sent a "scout" to check it out first? We're waiting for them to get there, and one car drives up. A guy gets out and goes "Yup, that there's a fire all right!", and then drives off. That's why scouts aren't always a good idea. They can take a while.
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Tavoriel Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
These are very good explanations. Now that I examine the scenario more closely, I realize my problem is, being presented with what really looks like a whole bunch of elves arriving with (hesitant) intent to help fight someone else's dragon. Like that's what they exist in Middle Earth for or something, getting good guys out of scrapes no matter the cost... I haven't quite recovered from the Helm's Deep non-canon elf massacre plot device fiasco... the idea of hundreds of elves even THINKING of showing up to someone else's fight to get slaughtered like stormtroopers makes me quite cold inside, ha ha. Good call, Thranduil. One you could have made sooner, and/or with much less effort. If you really aren't feeling the whole mutual respect thing, no need to even get an army together in the first place.

T^T I can't help it, I like elves T^T

I mean... really XD

Maybe Thranduil and that army rushed over there mainly in reaction to there being an unpredictable dragon in the area: "HEY THIS IS AS FAR AS YOU GO... oh hey wait, it really does seem to be satisfied with just bugging the dwarves, our families are safe, let's all go back home and continue spending quality time with them ^_^ "
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Zhrayde Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I love what you did with the wire on top to make it look like antlers. Very beautiful and unique. :)
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Starlit-Sorceress Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks. :) My inspiration was Thranduil's crown, but now that you mention it, the crown looks like antlers too.
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SnToter Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional General Artist
Cool concept :)
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:iconstarlit-sorceress:
Starlit-Sorceress Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks. :)
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anime1999 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice
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Starlit-Sorceress Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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mneferta Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
what do you mean the paper money is a note? and you should see our ''paper''money now, its a kind of plastic! indestructible! it really looks like board game money
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Starlit-Sorceress Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Here's the article where I read about you guys supposedly calling it a note: [link]

Also, we don't have 'bills.' 'Bills' are what you get in the mail. We have 'notes.' As it says right here" -- and he took out a twenty and read the tiny little script at one end -- " 'This note is legal tender.' "

So I guess he wasn't speaking for all Canadians, then?

Cool, though about the indestructible money! The coolest thing about American money is that it can go through the washing machine. Not indestructible, but deceptively vulnerable, maybe.
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mneferta Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
ah ok, thanks! yeah , im french Canadian , Quebec, so i guess thats why.in french Canadian we say: piastre' dont ask, i dont where this word comes from haha
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TinyPasserine Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Very nice concept. I really love your creative execution :D
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Starlit-Sorceress Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :D I like coming up with interesting designs for coin pendants.
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Abigail-Scott Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Student General Artist
This is so lovely. I haven't actually seen anything like it :)
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:iconstarlit-sorceress:
Starlit-Sorceress Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I try to make my work different and unique, so comments like this are really nice to hear. :)
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