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This is a genuine leather handmade braided bracelet with real solid bronze center piece, beads and wolf heads terminals.
The large center piece bead is double sided featuring a Vegvisir and Aegishjalmur runic staves. Two smaller beads feather Tiewaz and Algiz runes.
Vegvisir - a 'sign post' or 'runic compass', is an Icelandic magical stave intended to help the bearer find their way through rough weather. A page in the Huld Manuscript includes the image of the sigil and states that if this sign is carried, one will never lose his/her way in storms or bad weather even when the way is not know.
Aegishjalmur, or the Helm of Awe, is an Icelandic magical symbol of protection, also called stave, which has the power to induce fear and to protect against abuse of power. Early Vikings used to inscribe it on the forehead between the eyes. Aegishjalmur's main purpose was to protect and dominate in battle and also to instill fear and conquer fear in own mind.
The T-rune is named after god Tyr or Tiw in Norse. The legendary Norse warrior Tyr lost his hand in a battle with a giant wolf Fenris while fighting to save his people. Also Tuesday is named after Tiw. The meanings of Tiwaz or Teiwaz are sound leadership, victory in battle, success in competition and personal sacrifice. Tiwaz runic number is 17.
The Yr Rune, Algiz or Elhaz literally translates as elk. Its meanings include divinity, higher self, and the state of listening. The z-rune is the rune of the essential link or connection with the patterns of divine or archetypal consciousness, such as the Valkyrie. Algiz is the rune of the possible danger of realizing this link when unprepared. Algiz runic number is 15.
Futhark, or runic alphabet, goes around the Vegvisir. The runic alphabet is a collection of magical symbols. The runes have names, phonetic and magical meanings.
Runes are a Norse alphabet developed around 200 BCE, from characters used for magical purposes. According to Norse myth, the alphabet was discovered in a vision by the god Odin as he hung upside down and wounded for nine days on the World Tree Yggdrasil. There are three commonly known runic alphabets: the ‘elder’ and ‘younger’ Futhark (futhark being the transliteration of the first few letters of that alphabet), the Anglo-Saxon futhork, and the Danish ‘short twig’ or script alphabet.
Wolves feature prominently in Celtic (especially Irish) mythology as well as other world mythologies. The Wolf or Madadh-alluidh symbolized cunning, an intelligent creature, capable of out-thinking hunters. It can teach you how to read the signs of Nature in everything, how to pass by danger invisibly, how to outwit those who wish you harm, and how to fight when needed.
Please select the size of the bracelet. For bracelets larger than 20 cm each additional centimeter is just $1 more. For sizes smaller than 20 cm the price is the same.
► Sizing advice: measure your wrist circumference - it's best to use a measuring tape, make sure to measure tight around your wrist to get the correct size. Then add about 1 or 2 cm to your wrist size, depending on how tight or loose you want the bracelet to be, to get the bracelet size that will make a comfortable fit as pictured. For ex: if your wrist is 20 cm add 1 cm = your bracelet size is 21 cm.
► Shipping worldwide from Ukraine, please allow at least 2-3 weeks for delivery to USA, Canada and Australia, and about 10-14 days to most European countries.
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► Orders are usually shipped within 3-5 business days, unless there's a delay in production. Shipping is form Ukraine and usually takes about 2-3 weeks for delivery to USA, Canada, 3-5 weeks to Asia, Latin America and Australia and about 10-14 days to most European countries.
► Express shipping is only available to United States and costs additional $5.00. This option is not available to other countries.
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► Currently we do not accept custom orders.
► Wholesale discounts are available and depend on the amount of items and order total. Please contact first to inquire about a wholesale discount.
We can make small custom engravings on some of the forged iron pendants. We can also make adjustments to sizes of some items, like leather cuff bracelets.
For bronze and silver items it's best to clean with a polishing cloth or jewelry cleaner which will give them a shine. But for those who like a more authentic look and feel for their jewelry which develops patina overtime, there are really no special care instructions.
For forged iron items, it's a good idea to coat with a clear acrylic lacquer or wax to avoid rusting and keep off water as much as possible.
For leather items, it's also best to avoid prolonged contact with water because leather is a natural material and can deteriorate with time.
We currently don't offer gift wrapping or packaging, but some pendants and rings come with optional leather pouches.
Please contact us for details.