viking sword | bronze fittings by draupnir gold

I have been interested in viking culture for several years.

And in 2005 I started working with the design and handcrafting of jewelry. Combined with my interest in viking age, I have made pieces inspired by finds from this period. Some found in graves, other as part of massive silver hoards. My first pieces of viking jewelry included a Thors hammer pendant, a belt buckle and a belt strap end.

The name Draupnir derives from the gold ring, Draupnir, owned by Odin, king of the gods, from which nine identical rings of gold, dripped, every ninth night.

Most of my jewelry is produced using the "lost wax" technique, where each piece is first made in wax, then encased in an investing slurry. This dries up and is put in an oven where the wax burns out, and the mould hardens. The metal can now be poured into the mold, which afterwards desintigrates as it is lowered into cold water. The raw pieces can now be removed, and cut free of surplus material. Each piece is then finished by hand.

All my jewelry is made in sterling silver or bronze.

I also cast for professionals and privates alike. So if you are a designer in need of small production, feel free to contact me for an offer.

Kind regards,

Ulrik Sommer