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acorn elder futhark runes by amberhlynn acorn elder futhark runes by amberhlynn
made from polymer clay and real acorn caps! I have a couple different ones if your interested to buy one! They take forever to make but they're lots of fun.

buy a similar set here [link]
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I gave you

4 :star: for the wonderful idea of doing pagan runes on acorns. If expected them to be completly naturally, but these are good anyway :nod:

5 :star: for the fact, that I've never seen something like this before. It's absolutly stunning :heart:
and a great idea !

4 & 1/2 :star: for the technique, because if you watch close you can see that the caps don't fit with the clay perfectly.

4 & 1/2 :star: because it is almost perfect:nod:

Also this is an awesome photography. I often see crafts that aren't photographed that good, but you did it well.

Keep up the goood work !

Best wishes and greets,
Garagauth :shamrock:
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Critique by BombPrincess Nov 19, 2012, 8:32:40 AM
These are so neat! I read the listing, and I love the story behind them. They are just adorable.
Because this photo is for a listing, that's what my critique will revolve around. There are only a few things I would change:
It took me a little while to see that they weren't letters, but symbols. I notice that the acorns in the foreground of the photo do not have their symbols visible, and I think that is hurting the photo. Because the defining feature of these little acorns are the symbols, you'll probably want those to be up front and clear.
The white background is perfect, and the bag is simple and definitely works for this photo. My only concern is that you aren't really showcasing what your buyers can do with these acorns. Because they're a speciality item, you may want to make it clear if they are decorative, or whatever else the buyer is supposed to do with them. For instance, if they are decorative, photographing them in a bowl with other simple decorations, or something like that. Nothing too fancy, but to give some more definition as to what these are going to be used for.
Right now I'm looking at them and recognizing that they're adorable, but as for buying them, I'm not sure what I'm expected to do with them. Give your buyers some options.
All in all, the photo is very well-done, clean, and crisp. Great work!
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HabitualNocturne Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So cute!
RustyRoot Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
These are nice :)
JolieBonnetteArt Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Those are just too cute! What a cool idea!
amberhlynn Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
thank you! :D I love making cute things lol
JolieBonnetteArt Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome!
Jess-Foxx-Quinn Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
This is just an amazing idea! You did one great craft and you did a great with all of them!
tarorae Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
This is suuuch a fantastic idea! and so beautifully executed. I really love the colour contrast of the acorn caps and the clay. The unbleached cloth bag is the perfect rustic finishing touch for the set at well. the runes have been painted on with such care - a great balance between the wild and the potently controlled. Perfect!
amberhlynn Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
thanks so much for the comment! :D I'm really glad you like them!
tarorae Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
It's the most creative and suitable set of Runes I've seen yet!
Finnguala Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
ahhh these are awesome! But I wonder, aren't they hard to, uh, throw, seen as they are round? I'm not really familiar with reading runes, but aren't they supposed to either show (i.e. with the rune facing up), or not show at all? Either way, they are lovely serving a decorative purpose.
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