Celtic Cross, Kaiser Skull

I’ve been trying to get a post done on this for-fucking-ever. My first try got somehow eaten by the ether (mmm, ether…) and i never could seem to get back around to it, for which i must apologize to my good friends at Deadringers. They have, at long last, released two new pieces they’ve been […]

I’ve been trying to get a post done on this for-fucking-ever. My first try got somehow eaten by the ether (mmm, ether…) and i never could seem to get back around to it, for which i must apologize to my good friends at Deadringers.

They have, at long last, released two new pieces they’ve been working on for ages; the Celtic Cross, and the Kaiser.

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These are, typically, fantastic pieces. The Kaiser brings to mind images of cartoon villainy in it’s Pickelhaube, and is of course brilliantly well done. There’s no other ring like it.

The cross – oh my god. The pictures don’t do it justice.

Mark and Stephen are fantastic people, and fantastic craftsmen.

I had a hard time choosing between these pieces. I wanted them both. I could see that ring on my hand, but i could also picture stabbing myself in the eye with the the spike. On ther other hand, i have a very strong aversion to wearing crosses. It violates both my rules about not wearing symbols for other peoples belief systems, and my rule about trappings of christianity (but that’s a topic for another post, *cough*dawkins*cough*).

In the end, the power of celtic symbolism and the attraction of a piece of jewelry unlike anything i own won. Thus, the celtic cross is mine.

As usual, the design and workmanship and stunning. There was a time when I grumped about DeadRingers pricing; i take it back again, they’re worth every penny. I own no better-made jewelry, and in fact I’ve never seen jewlery that’s much better made. Stephen hasn’t even reached the peak of his craft yet, and he’s already amazing.

First, photos from Deadringers site; posted because they’re better than mine, and also because, well, the model in these is a total fuckin’ biscuit (hey, mark, stephen? Tell her I love her).

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No, really. I love her.

Ahem.

And here’s what it looks like in real life.
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See? Better on her, but still, it’s an amazing piece of jewelry.

You can see a whole lot more pictures – of these pieces, and every other brilliant thing Stephen’s been doing – at DeadRinger’s gallery, and these new ones are orderable here.

Thanks, guys. You rock. And thanks for the hats, i didn’t get a good picture of it, but I’ll post one later.


Update:

Miss Biscuit is also a tattoo artist. So that’s it. I’m off to New Zealand to marry her.

And on another note, Mark assures me that the kaiser is engineered for non-eye-pokiness, and sends evidence:

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While this doesn’t make me second-guess my choice of the cross, it certainly makes me count my pennies to see if I can buy another ring…

7 thoughts on “Celtic Cross, Kaiser Skull”

  1. I’m not big on crosses either but there’s a whole lot of Celt in me that makes me break the ninth commandment (or is it the tenth?) for that cross.

  2. Finally! I emailed them like a year ago, asking for a jawless skull ring and the Kaiser is awesome. I think we’re all nervous about that spike and our eyes though. What is the pricing on the Kaiser in silver and silver/gold? I don’t see it listed on their page yet even though it is shown in the gallery.

    I need a quality ring. I bought a really cool looking skull ring on ebay – exactly the look I’d been wanting. A couple weeks later I discover it isn’t silver. 🙁 The upcoming line of jawless skulls from Deadringers is looking promising.

  3. I always like the archaic spelling “aether” better. Having said that, I gonna start saving for the inevitable, non-cross celtic piece. (start sending your emails now.) I verymuch like the chain and the clasp. Much better than a simple split ring. =P

    Love knots and everlasting knots are ok, but I like a bit less balance in my celtic knots (remind me to show you my wedding ring…

  4. hey karl. i saw that cross on the deadringer website, and i love it, thing is im not of irish/scotish decent, would it be wierd for me to wear it, i dont want to look like an idiot, but i really do like it. its an awsome piece

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