Eowyn Inspired NecklaceNovember 12, 2012
HAMA: There is Éowyn, daughter of Éomund, his sister. She is fearless and high-hearted. All love her. Let her be as lord to the Eorlingas, while we are gone.
THEODEN: It shall be so. Let the heralds announce to the folk that the Lady Éowyn will lead them!
~J.R.R. Tolkien. Chapter VI: The King of the Golden Hall (The Two Towers, Book Three)
Eowyn is one of my favorite characters in The Lord of the Rings. She's such a strong shieldmaiden, a woman who has gone through so much and still remains truehearted, and her love story with Faramir is one of my favorite romances of the epic. It's a pity they left so much out of the movies!
I wanted to make some jewelry inspired by Eowyn and pulled this screencap from The Two Towers for inspiration. The circlet she wears at Theoden's funeral was my starting point.
This torc-like necklace is nonetheless inspired by Eowyn.
It's made with raw copper braided into a loose band and attached to a hammered wire. I obviously can't make flowers like the ones on Eowyn's circlet-- which look like gold with and aquamarine/sapphire inlay-- so I went with tiny teal leaf beads to imitate the star/flower design.
I had just enough beads left over to make some matching earrings.