Introduction: Boar Tusk Necklace

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I wanted to make some cool viking style jewelry, so I decided to make wild boar tusk necklace!

Step 1: Things You Will Need

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  • Two wild boar tusks (well, I'm not a hunter so I bought them at online auction)
  • leather
  • wire
  • rope
  • metal ring
  • hot glue
  • soldering eqipment
  • pliers

Step 2: Go Brush Your Teeth!

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My teeth came a little dirty so before I made any steps I decided to clean them a little. I gave them a bath in a hydrogen peroxide and then I cleared them with a brush.

Step 3: Glueing

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As a first step, I glued two teeth together with a hot glue so it would be easier to work with them.

Step 4: Wiring

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Now just take a piece of wire and wrap them. This will make a spring which will hold them together.

Don't forget to make a loop at the centre!

Step 5: Soldering

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After that cover the spring with a solder. This should reinforce the "holding part".

And I also like it, because it looks like it's casted :D

Step 6: Wrapping

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Now just wrap it with leather for a better look. You can also add some beads as a decoration ;)

Step 7: Attaching the Ring

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And we got to the (almost ) last step!

Take your pliers and attach a metal ring to that loop on the spring (I told you, it's important! :D )

Step 8: Wear It!

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Aaand we are done! :)

Now just put it on a leather cord and proudly wear it!

So now I finally have some piece of jewelry which I could wear at battles. Though I'm not sure if it's historically correct, but I like it. And I hope you like it too! :)

This came out as a short instructable, but it wasn't so hard and I think it's all clear.

If you have any questions or compliments be sure to leave a comment! ;)


SparkySolar (author)2014-10-19

This is so nice,-

Thank you;


Triclaw made it! (author)2014-07-07

Here is mine

Eldalote (author)Triclaw2014-07-07

Wow, that's cool! :)

First I was thinking about wrapping it only in leather too, but I liked that raw looking metal on sides.

Btw how did you join them? Or is it just a single tooth?

Triclaw (author)Eldalote2014-07-07

thanks, coat hanger wire with holes drilled in the end

Tarun Upadhyaya (author)2014-07-04

Good Job done :). I loved the raw look of the design :)

Eldalote (author)Tarun Upadhyaya2014-07-04

Thank you Tarun!

emtsevilla (author)2014-07-04

i like the design a lot! it looks very rugged and authentic. i love your shirt too, omg

Eldalote (author)emtsevilla2014-07-04

Wow, thanks a lot! :-) yeah, I like it too :-D Pulp Fiction is my favorite movie!

Triclaw (author)2014-07-03

looks great I used to make tusk necklaces when I was younger , actualy quite of few things out of tusks they care pretty good too . they stink if you burn them just like burning hair good job I like the solder on the sides

Eldalote (author)Triclaw2014-07-03

Thank you! In that case I'm glad I haven't burn them :D But I'm planning to carve the another two teeth, so I guess it will be terrible smell as well :D

Triclaw (author)Eldalote2014-07-04

oh ya awfull smell with power tools but on low speeds outside not so bad let me know when you do

Darthorso (author)2014-07-04

"Never thought I'd die fighting side by side with an Elf."

"What about side by side with a friend?"

"Aye. I could do that."

Really great job, Kuba! :)

Eldalote (author)Darthorso2014-07-04

Thanks a lot my friend! :)

Darthorso (author)Eldalote2014-07-04

You know, this autumn I will start historical fencing.

I think that all of your ibles will really come in handy for reenactments!

Thank you my friend! :D

Eldalote (author)Darthorso2014-07-04

Wow! We're like brothers, because I'm starting with historical fencing too! :D I've been doing LARP for a years, but I want to try something "new" and more real. Maybe I should skip these fantasy things and start making a historically correct instructables :)

Btw which historical period are you planning to do? My friends push me to Carolingean era (first I wanted vikings but there are tons of them.. but Franks have nice armor and shields etc... :D )

Darthorso (author)Eldalote2014-07-04

You can always make both! Historical and fantasy ibles! :D Don't leave these kind of things, I love them! (I'm going to a Celtic reenactment in two days :P)

I will start Renaissance fencing along with some expert friends, I think that it's the most complete and technical period for historical fencing. BTW, during this course, we will also study medieval books (Opera Nuova, XV century) from Achille Marozzo, the most important fencing master of Europe of his period and father of Italian fencing school. And, coincidently, born in my home town, Bologna! :D

In fact, I'm very very lucky 'cause near home I have the Achille Marozzo Fencing School which is with no doubt the best one of Italy and one of the most known and respected school of Europe.

Look how many armories it has!

pvalyk (author)2014-07-03

Hey, solder contains lead, which is poisonous for humans. You might consider not soldering it. Either way, very cool. I have one built as well.

Eldalote (author)pvalyk2014-07-03

Yes, sadly that's true :/ But I will wear it over two tunics, so I hope it won't be so bad. And I guess there could also exist some solders without lead. Next time I'll wrap it just with a leather :)

Thanks for a comment!

old n grumpy (author)2014-07-03

That is one piece of AWSOME jewelry

Eldalote (author)old n grumpy2014-07-03

Thanks a lot sir! :)

PaganRaven (author)2014-07-03

I do like this! Can you tell me where you got the tusks online? My husband is Swedish, bloodline is Viking you could say and he's pretty proud of that. Would love to put something together like this for him.

Eldalote (author)PaganRaven2014-07-03

Thanks a lot!

Well, I bought them at ,but not so many sellers agree with shipping to another countries. But I'm sure you will find tons of them at Ebay or Etsy and similar sites :-)

Btw my brother went on holiday to Sweden. I'am so jealous of him! :/ :D

bricobart (author)2014-07-03

Hi mate, you did a nice job again, I like it!

Just one constructive comment: next time you could drill a hole in the base of the teeth and insert a piece of bended metal wire (or a spike) to 'anchor' both together. If you really want to be sure it'll hold in ferocious battles: add CA glue. Good luck!

Eldalote (author)bricobart2014-07-03

Hi! thanks for a comment!

I was thinking about it, but glue just seemed quicker at the moment :D But I'm sure it would be better if the pendant would got hit during a fight. And right now the teeth stay there firm, but I was thinking about ripping them out and fill the holes with more glue....just to be sure :D

doodlecraft (author)2014-07-03

Wow, turned out really cool! :)

Eldalote (author)doodlecraft2014-07-03

Thanks a lot! :) I'm really satisfied with the result

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