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Gauntlet of the Ages: Refracted Hippocampus Scales by NikidaEve Gauntlet of the Ages: Refracted Hippocampus Scales by NikidaEve
Named after the associated deviation Posiden's fist of Sapphires, the hippocampi were the creatures that carried Posiden's carriage and were the mythical beasts resembling original "seahorses"
Name also provided by: :iconalyssalogan:

Made with hand crafted 3/16" steel connecting rings to the colored anodized aluminum leaflets and hand polished stainless steel scales in black and silver.

The yellow scales are hand polished brass.
Adjustable, comfortable, leather cord included to tie up the forearm.

Adorned with swavorski crystals in all shades of the rainbow and a few additional shades to transition the colors.
One size fits most.

Will be posted to etsy soon, priced at $163

Free repairs for life, any missing chunks lost in occasions such as combat and cosplay may require a minimal material cost fee.
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:iconfelosoraptor:
I love the scalemaille work that you do and I love the different colors and themes that tie along with each one, this one seems to have the most impact and i can understand why because of the colors. I also think the craftmanship is quite expert since i havent seen anything like this and the uniqueness is what makes me even want to purchase a set, also that its not so heavy and it fits with your body (people read that part...its truth) Overall i find this a huge sucess and i just think its absolutely wonderful and im glad people are seeing how fantastic your work actually is.
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:iconkagenomozaiku:
KageNoMozaiku Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015
i see you shop at the ring lord.
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:iconshedares:
SheDares Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Freaking love your gauntlets!
When I'm rich and famous... I want some ;P
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:iconnikidaeve:
NikidaEve Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
I hope you get rich and famous because I enjoyed your gallery and think you'd have a phenomenal scheme to work with on a set of these
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:iconjujugasm:
jujugasm Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Student Interface Designer
Finally holy mother of dragons these are beautiful.
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:iconnikidaeve:
NikidaEve Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I love doing these scale pieces. I adore your kandi Mario cuffs I saw in some of your photos :)
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:iconwolfalliance:
WolfAlliance Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
Mother of god My God...
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:iconnikidaeve:
NikidaEve Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
:bow:
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:iconkirathewhitewolf:
Kirathewhitewolf Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Where on earth do you get the scales and stuff? Or do you make them?
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:iconnikidaeve:
NikidaEve Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
I rose through a fabricator that sells in bulk. If I had the tools or the time to make these I'd so try, but alas I order these. I make most of my links for chainmail though
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:iconkirathewhitewolf:
Kirathewhitewolf Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok, thanks.
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:iconhumanraindwash:
HumanRainDwash Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Student
This is really pretty! I want it XD
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:iconnikidaeve:
NikidaEve Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks :3 it still needs a home.
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:iconskaramine:
Skaramine Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is an amazing gauntlet! 
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:iconnikidaeve:
NikidaEve Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you :)
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:iconskaramine:
Skaramine Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, and thank you for the llama.  :)
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:iconsorodisi:
Sorodisi Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
TUTORIAL! nOW! PLZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ 
.....Agh...this is amazing! 
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:iconnikidaeve:
NikidaEve Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks :) I need to make another large project like this
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:iconsorodisi:
Sorodisi Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:D :D :d :D
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Echodonut Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks pretty sweet! Though I expected to find something brain-related, as hippocampus is also the name of a part of the human brain, mostly occupied by memory consolidation. It's shaped somewhat like a seahorse, hence the name.
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:iconperlerdavid:
PerlerDavid Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
Very cool.
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:iconnikidaeve:
NikidaEve Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks :)
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:iconghosthunter94:
GhostHunter94 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Student General Artist
Great Work! ^_^
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:iconkhftw:
khftw Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
This is amazing! I don't know how you do this. I tried making a short one and when I put it on all the scales slide down and bunch around my wrist :/
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:iconnikidaeve:
NikidaEve Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I tied it super tight with like a paracord rope. other ones I notice, have a chainmaille band around the top so it can be latched above the elbow. there are a few different ways to get it so it can stay
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:iconkhftw:
khftw Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
Oh That makes since. Ill have to experiment. But do you use the large scales or the small ones? Its hard to tell but it looks amazing
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:iconnikidaeve:
NikidaEve Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
these are the small ones, i would like to make one with large scales to reduce the price of them as materials would be less :P
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:iconkhftw:
khftw Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
Oh. I did one with the larger scales and a small sample with the small and the larger bunch up together way more easily. But Im sure you could find something to fix that :3
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:iconmidoriarainai:
MidoriArainai Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Student Artist
Wow this is amazing!  :iconclapplz:
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:iconnikidaeve:
NikidaEve Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks kindly!
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Spirit-of-black-Wolf Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Cool!
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:iconnikidaeve:
NikidaEve Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
That it is, I love these :D
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KonanDattebayoGirl Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
I went to go see the new percy Jackson movie, and there was what I think was a hippocampus in it. It reminded me of when I saw this the other day and that I sooooo want cool gauntlets like these! The colors are so beautiful!
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:iconnikidaeve:
NikidaEve Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'm glad you read the comments to understand what a hippocampus would be in the mythology! That's awesome!
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KonanDattebayoGirl Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
Yes, I do read thee comments. I always check so I can find out more about peoples' artwork like how they made something, the materials, the reason for a particular element... There can be a whole story behind a piece and when people tell their stories it's good to listen.
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:iconnikidaeve:
NikidaEve Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
:glomp:
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:iconraptor85:
Raptor85 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is soo gorgoues and amazing!
Great job! :heart:
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:iconnikidaeve:
NikidaEve Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks :D
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:iconariah101:
Ariah101 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Very beautiful :)
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:iconxxreckam:
XxReckam Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Student Artist
the awesomeness blinded me!
(actually i put my face too close to my pc screen then after this i got out of it LOL!)
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:iconnikidaeve:
NikidaEve Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Aweeee! I do that too when looking for detail. Or I away when I play racing games heheh. Thanks. Hope your eyes feel better ;)
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XxReckam Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Student Artist
LOL! there good now!
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KarahRobinson-Art Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow. That must have been very difficult to make, and you have done an amazing job at it! :clap:
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:iconnikidaeve:
NikidaEve Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
It took some time to tinker with the design so after a few it wasn't so bad. Thank goodness! Thanks kindly for the :+fav:
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KarahRobinson-Art Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It was my pleasure! You are very creative :)
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:iconnikidaeve:
NikidaEve Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
:hug:
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:iconcloudpow:
Cloudpow Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
This is so awesome! I've never thought about colored scales in armour before! :D
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:iconnikidaeve:
NikidaEve Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Normally I don't either but something said use every color I had and then this was born :)
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spring-warmth Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That's really beautiful, the colours look lovely!
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:iconnikidaeve:
NikidaEve Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks kindly :D
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xhellojackiex Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That is amazing!
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