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Elven emblem/heraldry design

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Elven emblem/heraldry design
Swap Coordinator:Greenwoodtree (contact)
Swap categories: Challenges  Themed  Art 
Number of people in swap:7
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:March 31, 2011
Date items must be sent by:April 30, 2011
Number of swap partners:1

How about a 'design your own elven emblems/heraldry' swap?

Who recalls the original heraldry of the elves? Did you ever want you very own shield?

For this swap, you will design a simple emblem for your partner. Think about the simplicity of stained glass. It can be drawn, painted, photoshopped (no stickers please), collaged, sewn...based on the original Elven emblems created by Tolkien. (see this http://www.forodrim.org/gobennas/heraldry/heraldry.htm and this http://www.terra.es/personal8/rpetite/gondolin.htm)

Use this as inspiration: 5 words/word phrases that the swapper puts into the comments section. For instance, choose up to 5 words/word phrases that describe your belief system, describe what you love about Middle Earth...or something else that means a lot to who you are.

Size, no smaller than 3 inches.


Greenwoodtree 03/10/2011 #

My words:
stars, green & growing, strength, rainbow, spiritual warrior

Sherosec 03/28/2011 #

Hi Greenwoodtree, maybe you remember me from the LOTR box swap. My inspirational words/phrases are: Ancient Book of Spells, Castles, Never Ever Ever give up, queenly beauty, and the power of Love.

AynE 03/28/2011 #

my words:

Music - from a harp or flute. Light - like the Morning Star Healing - from herbs or resting Hope as in I gave hope to man. Grace - as in may the grace of the Valar be with you.

Symbols/Imagery from Middle Earth

Flowers such as these two: Lissuin - a sweet-smelling flower from Tol Eressëa, "whose fragrance brings heart's ease." Lissuin means honey blossom OR Mallos - this flower appears only once in Tolkien's writings.
Legolas sang of it thus And the golden bells are shaken
of mallos and alfirin, In the green fields of Lebennin. Its name can be interpreted in Sindarin as 'gold-snow'

Fox - the one who saw the hobbits asleep under the tree when they first set out on their journey

Moth - the one who carried the message from Gandalf to Gwaihir

Ithilien - "a fair country of climbing woods and swift-falling streams", with gentle slopes, It is also stated that "a wealth of sweet-smelling herbs and shrubs" and a vast array of tree species grew in Ithilien, some of them having been planted by men in days of peace, and that despite desolation the land "kept still a dishevelled dryad loveliness"

Colours that I like - Green, periwinkle blue, gold/copper/chestnut brown, cream and purple

Favourite quote (one of them) "Tolo dan nan galad" which means "Come back to the Light" and is what Elrond said to Frodo after Frodo had been pierced by a morgul blade on October 6 on top of Amon Sul. I remember this because my birthday is October 6th and it sort of bothered me that Frodo was wounded on my birthday.

AynE 03/28/2011 #

I do not want my partner to think that they have to incoporate all of that into an emblem, I was just giving information to help them understand more what I like. My favourite heraldic emblems in this link are the ones for Finrod, Luthien and the House of Haleth.

Masterbard 03/28/2011 #

I'm a digital artist AND an amateur 'heraldist'. Can I send my partner a digital PSD file of the coat-of-arms / heraldic emblem I design, or should it be printed out and mailed physically?

Greenwoodtree 03/29/2011 #

Oh, thats awesome @Masterbard That would be ideal. I wish everyone could do that :)

moxsapphir 03/29/2011 #



green world



daydrifter 03/29/2011 #
  • Fire

  • Crystals

  • Hands

  • Rainbow/Colors

  • Circle/Sphere

I decided to try to represent my love of creating beadwork and jewelry. This sounds like an interesting swap, something I've never done before. Should be fun!

Masterbard 03/29/2011 #

Words that define me:

Bard / faith / motherly / nature / healing

Colours I love are on my profile in visual form - I can't better my description of them there, but in brief: turquoise/aqua/sage, cream/parchment, copper/brass/old metal, barnwood/driftwood

Favorite images: bird / tree / leaf / nest / harp / candle

LOTR characters: I've always been in love with Aragorn and Legolas (but who hasn't?) but would probably wind up with Sam. If I were in the books, I would be Goldberry or Rosie Cotton!

SweetNienna 04/ 4/2011 #

Images: ♥ White Tree ♥ Stars ♥ Leaves ♥ Simbelmynë

Words: ♦ Unity ♦ Ethereal ♦ Courage ♦ Loyalty

When Frodo awakes in Rivendell has always been a special part of the books for me as Oct 24th is my birthday. I very much like the idea of a monochromatic colour scheme, with perhaps a dash of colour (any colour) within the design. I love The White Tree of Gondor, but my favourite place is Rohan. I also love the Valar, Nienna and Yavanna in particular.


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