Rugged Thor's Hammer wind chime made with high-fired clay and glass.
I created this clay disc which is 6-1/2" x 3-1/2" and carved with Thor's Hammer, fired, then glazed with various glazes and fired once again. I then painted the hammer with silver metallic ceramic paint to give a finishing touch.
Five strands of fused and cut glass are decorated with Swarovski crystal glass beads, amethyst crystal chips, agate stone beads and glass beads. The central bead is a ceramic cuneiform Sumerian bead with 'ETLU" or warrior inscribed. The chime terminates in one of my handmade ceramic and glass Mayan pendants.
The total length from the top of the hook to the bottom is 21 inches long (53 cm). The hook is made of chain mail rings and steel.
*Each creation I make is unique and one of a kind, the photo above is what you will receive. The intensity of colour may differ from a PC monitor to a smartphone.*
Mjolnir or Thor's Hammer:
An ancient Norse symbol, a stylized representation of the legendary magical weapon of the Norse God Thor. “Mjolnir” means “lightning,” and symbolized the God’s power over Thunder and Lightning. The Hammer Mjolnir was said to always return after it had been thrown.
The Thor’s Hammer amulet was worn frequently by believers as a symbol of protection- a practice so popular it continued even after most of the Norse population had converted to Christianity. In modern times, is often used as an emblem of recognition for members of the Asatru faith, and as a symbol of Norse heritage.
A later form of the Mjolnir is called the Wolf’s Cross, or Dragon’s Cross, and was associated with early Norse Christianity: