Boar Tusk Necklace

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About: Well I'm not a pro in any way, but I just love to make things of all kinds. I like rock and epic music, good food, norse mythology, biking, hiking, larping and so on... But there's one nemesis - Math. Yet I ...

Hi!

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

Step 1: Things You Will Need

  • 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!

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

Well...

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

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

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

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

Step 7: Attaching the Ring

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!

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! ;)

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ronalchand65

Question 2 months ago on Introduction

How do we know if a wildboar / pigs tooth is real if we buy online? Please share if you have any ideas.

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emtsevilla

4 years ago

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

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Eldaloteemtsevilla

Reply 4 years ago

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

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Triclaw

4 years ago on Introduction

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

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EldaloteTriclaw

Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

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

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TriclawEldalote

Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

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

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Darthorso

4 years ago on Introduction

"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! :)

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DarthorsoEldalote

Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

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

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EldaloteDarthorso

Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

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 )

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DarthorsoEldalote

Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

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! http://www.achillemarozzo.it/sale/sale.php

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pvalyk

4 years ago on Introduction

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.

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Eldalotepvalyk

Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

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!

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PaganRaven

4 years ago on Introduction

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.

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EldalotePaganRaven

Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

Thanks a lot!

Well, I bought them at www.aukro.cz ,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