Fit for Vikings

Handmade beard care Fit for Vikings by a Viking

Over a decade I have been working with digital products like websites and apps, but lately I have been craving to make some more lasting and tangible products. So where to start? Well I have been spotting a beard for a long time, a decade or more. In the last few years I have been using a variety of beard care products, oils, balms, waxes and soaps. Some good and some not so good.

I am not gonna say that my products are better than the rest. I use 100% natural ingredients. The ingredients I use are some very expensive and therefor my products might be in the high price range for their category. All I ask for you before choosing an beard care product, from me or some other producer, is to investigate a bit the ingredients, Is the product using cheap oils like grapeseed or castor oils? Or if they use something like jojoba or Argan oils? And research a bit what different oils bring to the table.

Fit for Vikings started around the kitchen table, it is a family operation with great help from the wife and my son. Most important is that we have fun with this, we enjoy it and we love to interact and hear from our customers. So if you have questions or feedback then get in touch

Best,
Hjörtur Scheving
The Viking in charge

ETSY shop: www.FitForVikings.etsy.com

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Liljekonvall Weaving

Tablet woven belts/bands for reenactment.

I started weaving when I had a job at a museum of archaeology. Little by little I became better at it, and I decided to start my own little shop and a Facebook page. Selling my creations works as great inspiration for me, as I see my viking reenactor friends and others wearing what I have woven.

If you see something you like, but would like it in different colours, material or length, let me know, and I can make something personalised just for you!

Be sure to check out my Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/Liljekonvallweaving as this is the place where my work first shows up while I’m working on it or when it’s finished. There you can also find pictures from over the years of things I have made, and you can use it as inspiration, be it for a future order from me, or your own tablet weaving.

Enjoy!

ETSY shop: www.Liljekonvallweaving.etsy.com

Waiting for spring – making beads for VIKINGS in Norway

So, its here again. The snow.

Today is the 22th of february and due to Primstaven, we are expected to see snow melting from the underground, not only from rain and a few degrees celsius. Today is called Peder stol.

I had to throw away some heavy wet stuff – juicy fresh snow 😦  …  I`m sorry, thats quite boring.

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Typickal me, I better find something more fun to do! Beadmaking! Crushing glass, by heating it, and throw it into snow.

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Beadmakers always have glass stumps! Its the mix that matters.

It will crackle, and is easy to crush make frit from.

Frit is the stuff I use on my viking and helleristing beads and goddeses.  After crushing it has to be filtered and washed and tested.

Worked right, they will look a bit like stone, and look old..  thats what I want.

Dirty work… (while dreaming of spring and summer)… of course.

I have a great respect for Viking crafters, and beads and jewellry are important for vikings. Be sure that you buy handmade beads for your viking stuff. .. chinese were never vikings.. they only melt glass and metal and throw the pieces on the marked… one million of each item. No spirit.

Viking people today, are as the old ones 1000 years ago,  great crafters. rollsmed will always have a bead with small or big hole, THAT colour, rustic or unique  –  an individual bead for their project.  Archeologists has found a lot of beqads, I am alwasy thinking, how did the ones they did not find look. I am sure they had artists at that time too.  But today we can choose. I dont like to copy finds, or museum items.  I lke to be a beadmaker with my own beads in viking spirit. They make tools, hair decoration,  drums, clothes, toys, jewellry. With beads 🙂 (love you folks!)

And men buy their woman a bead 😉

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So this is what I am working with. Making stuff by hand means alo a lot of testing and thinking before we can post things we make for sale at Etsy og Epla.

(OR bring it to the Viking market in Gudvangen Western Norway,  an Unesco world Heritage valley.)

… OH NO!! The summer is still faaaaaar away!  Time to make MORE beads. Or first and better: Finding out how will make them…  Thats the stage the copyists dont use time for…

Here are my beads with boats, fireprotectors, suncrosses and runes. Inspired from Helleristning and runes. More to come.

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Melted down runes, or outside bead… hmmm..

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So, look in my BEADshop – and wait for them spending time in my Facebook Page

My etsy jewellry shop has just reopened, it takes time to fill it…

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My bead shop…. 🙂

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So follow us! I promise to have these things in my shop in a couple of weeks.

 

Have a nice working week all of you! Dont forget to visit our TEAM page, linked under.

Lise, Trollsmed

– follow me here:

http://www.facebook.com/trollsmeden

 

 

 

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And find us at Etsy!

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Love! ❤

The made in Norway Etsy team

Made in Norway ;-) New members blog. Trollsmed is in.

Hello all you people out there! We have a shining new blog!

Its a wordpress blog, and its for our members, and we can all publish our posts here. Hopefully it will be an interesting blog, with different perspectives, entertainment and showing what we make.

I am Lise – I am now making our TESTposting – to see if the blog works.Hopefylly it will be inspiring and interesting for all.

I am also a — Trollsmed, its a working title. A silversmith, beadmaker and artist.

This will be a small presentation of what I do,  for more, check my Page in this blog or my Facebook. My two shops Etsy…is one with beads and one with finished jewellry and art – and my viking beads, that I just reopened. I think its normal that lots of Etsy sellers open and close.. I had given it up.

Until I found this wonderful MadeInNorway Team! 🙂

NOW I have a place for my NORDLYS, Northern light, aurora borealis beads.

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Lots of creative people this team  is looking in the same direction. So for NOW: Follow our blog by mail or wordpress! The more followers, the more inspiring… thre more interesting posts.

I have a PLAN… I will fill it with Norway-related items made with my techiques.I have just learnt how to do this:  I am working with some big brooches for 17mai (yes – you can mail me and ask to be updated)  Its not finished yet, but will be nice for 17 mai. I will make 3 sizes – with or without feathers and stash.

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I also try to develop beads with motives from “helleristninger” that looks like stone.

Will come to my etsy jewellry shop trollsmed

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There might come a few in my bead shop….

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So follow us! I promise to have these things in my shop in a couple of weeks.

 

Have a nice weekend!

Lise, Trollsmed – follow me here:

http://www.facebook.com/trollsmeden

 

 

 

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And find us at Etsy!

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Love! ❤

The made in Norway Etsy team