Jörmungandr

 

Across the frozen wastes, an ice wind is blowing.

The craggy gorges swell over the Baltic ocean, slate grey in the stark light of day. Clouds harry in from the north, boiling the sky into a heaving frenzy. A lone seal slips into the water without a trace, sensing the change in the air. For one whole second, the landscape holds its breath, even the howling wind ceasing for a fraction of a moment. Then, the axe descends, the calm shattering like a mirror.

A scream ripples through the air, sending sheets of icicles plummeting down, frosted glass with needle points and the mighty bulk of Jörmungandr writhes up from the ocean, sloughing water like snakeskin. Waves crash down, sending plumes of freezing spray and shards of ice flying through the air, hitting the snow with a roar.

The sky itself seems to rip apart as the head of the serpent lifts, the enormous tail clenched between rows and rows of teeth. Then, Jörmungandr sinks, the water closing over his head. Black ice floes smash together, the last of the violence sinking beneath the ocean. A tern gives a terrible cry, loss and hope foretelling the oncoming silence. Then there is nothing.

Nothing but the ice wind.

£525

Ouroboros Size * 

Encircling the Earth

Ouroboros ring – Jörmungandr handcrafted and Recycled antique sterling silver fork

The Ouroboros is an ancient symbol depicting a serpent eating its own tail. It often represents the cycle of birth and death in Norse mythology, something that exists with such force that it cannot be extinguished. In ancient Norse mythology, one of Loki’s sons, Jörmungandr, was thrown into the ocean by Odin. He eventually grew to be so large that he encircled the earth. This idea of a serpent encircling the earth to keep the water contained is shared by many ancient cultures around the earth.

Kundalini energy is often described using Ouroboros symbolism. However, another interpretation is that Kundalini equates to the entwined serpents of the caduceus. The entwined serpents represent medicine in the west or human DNA, with its connotations with Hermes and Asclepius in Greek mythology. The chrysopoeia Ouroboros of Cleopatra the Alchemist is one of the oldest images of the ouroboros to be linked with the legendary opus of the alchemists, the philosopher’s stone.

This beautiful little ring is a true Hairy Growler original recycled ring. I make each piece out of completely 100% recycled metal, with zero waste. I create each ring by heating up an antique silver fork tine and forming it into a ring, which is manipulated into the Ouroboros. I make each one custom-made to order. I then hand cut, hand carve and engrave them, with traditional hand tools and techniques. You are welcome to choose ruby, emerald or amethyst eyes, which will be encased in solid 18ct gold settings.

if you need any help with sizing, check out our ring sizing page.

Size : Approx 2mm wide band, head approx 5mm

 

Weight 0.1 g

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NECKLACE INFORMATION

Many of the necklace / pendant designs are complete. These designs have a sterling silver chain attached to the pendant from both sides. This design is perfect for looking in a mirror to fasten the necklace. It also makes a fabulous feature of the handmade hook catch (and star if chosen).  The necklace length you choose includes the length of the actual pendant. Do not worry about the pendant dimensions we will take care of your order. Order the necklace length you would normally wear and the necklace you receive will sit in the perfect position..

 

BRACELET INFORMATION

Extra small : approx 170 mm

Small size : approx 185 mm

Medium size : approx 195 mm

Large size : approx 210 mm (good size if you want a looser dangly medium fit)

XL size approx 225 mm (includes an extra link; i.e. another lovely flower, butterfly, bird, etc section custom made)

XXL size approx 250 mm ((includes an extra two links; i.e. another couple of lovely flower, butterfly, bird, etc sections custom made)

Ring Sizes.

A local jeweller will happily provide you the ring size you require for the desired finger you wish to adorn! Its a quick, easy, simple process we all offer!However if you are buying a surprise gift please fee free to download this simple ring size guide to help.

Silver Chain lengths size guide

Silver chain lengths are many and various.  Mostly it comes down to two factors your size and individual style.  These will determine whats going to suit you at the times you are wearing it.  Click the link to see a guide of the most popular sizes and how they look, comparatively.