My SO picked up a long neck pipe that we both decided was an homage to Gandalf. It needed a display stand so I made this
The cup is engraved leather. It says “Take this up and rest your mind” in Valarin (written in Tengwar). There’s also a translation engraved inside for when I inevitably forget what it says
We’ve decided the top looks far too much like Sauron’s tower so we’re going to keep an eye out for an eyeball bead we can hang in between
The remainder of the engravings are call out to items in middle earth.
So elegant; my hat’s off to you!
Is it a pointy hat? Do you have a long beard?
Not in this life’s iteration.
Wow, that’s fantastic! What a clever design!!
“I was talking aloud to myself. A habit of the old: they choose the wisest person present to speak to.”
Gandalf would be proud
Could also look like the wizard’s tower? A cat’s eye marble with LEDs stuck on the sides?
Superb! The leather takes it over the top. Very, very nice.
That turned out amazing. Leather was a great choice!
What a nice design - perfectly complements the pipe!
This is great. The bottom part looks like a great canvas for a segment of map…
Lovely design, and the use of leather for the curvy bit is brilliant!
Hmmmm - that’s a thought! It be a great use of those power rings that the LEDS just needs to be close to for power…
It is my favorite material
Ooh, there’s a thought. I didn’t want to do another engrave because it would gather all the dust, but a scored map could definitely work!
reverse engraved acrylic overlay