- Wellington jeweler Steph Lusted described her time making props for The Hobbit films. “I was really impressed by the level of craftsmanship. The attention to detail was incredible, considering a lot of things will only have a fly-by glance on screen. I was pleased about that, because I adore quality and craftsmanship.” Her own jewelry exhibition, “Birth Life Death” runs through August 11 at the Tony Williams Gallery. (Evie Bowman)
Looking for a stainless steel spinner ring etched with Futhark runes? Want to impress your friends with your ability to read and write in these ancient symbols? Then look no further! (Britta and Middle-earth Network Commenter Seth)
- Weta Workshop uses 3D printing technology to experiment with different materials and to save on costs. They’ve made helmets, sword hilts, and axes, and could even print a car. (Arwen Kester)
“Set For A Fall” and “No Time For A Pipe” are two brand new paintings from Tolkien artist Joe Gilronan. They are inspired by the early chapters of The Fellowship Of The Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien, and Peter Jackson’s film adaptation. Intentionally painted as a set, both paintings are now available for purchase. (Lily Milos)
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