Yearly Archive: 2011

Dec 23

Making Family & Corporate Crests

One of the things that I really enjoy making is illuminated crests. While in the past I’ve always done crests (or sometimes called arms or escutcheons) using ink on acid free paper I have recently started to try these out of metal. Using metal requires a special skill to make the crest work properly. There …

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Dec 14

2012 Calendars Created for Sale

Created these new calendars for 2012. Choose yours now! 2012 Metalsmithing Calendar By Johanus Haidner 28 pages, published 14 DEC 2011 2012 Calendar features several projects by artist Johanus Haidner. Items featured include silversmithing and armour projects: rings, bracelets, pendants, tableware, art couture (metal ties), and arm armour. Includes several tips on caring for silver …

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Nov 28

The Secret Places children’s book to be released soon!

I am nearly done the illustrations for the children’s book The Secret Places. I enjoyed these illustrations, and read the story to my kids. While Daveed, my 7-year-old, says it’s too simple for him, my 5-year-old daughter enjoyed it quite a bit! The story is about someone who gets distracted in the woods and ends …

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Oct 20

Measuring for a Gauntlet

It’s often difficult to measure for someone’s custom armour in person. Getting things correct for the finest armour requires multiple measurements and multiple visits from the client unless there is a casting of whatever body part I need available. This is especially so for gauntlets, as the hand and wrist need to be measured in …

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Oct 01

Tools of the Trade – Armouring

In making armour there are a lot of different tools that need to be used. I have over 30 different hammers and mallets for the various metalsmithing “things” that I do. Most of the work, however, is done by a small core of hammers. I make most of my own hammers, as well. Well, I …

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Sep 12

Studio Armoury Partners

hand made sword scabbard - belt detail showing Celtic knots

In thinking about what kind of things that we want in our mediaeval collection, it is often more than a suit of armour. I have often thought about learning to make a lot of the things that I enjoy and want for myself. But, honestly, there isn’t enough time in this world to learn to …

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Aug 12

Creating Custom Jewellery

hand crafted 18k ring with .41 carat e, VS1 princess cut diamond

While jewellery is only a small part of what I create, it is one that I do enjoy immensely. I love being able to create unique and beautiful items. Check out the jewellery page for a few of the items I’ve made that are truly one-of-a-kind and of my own design. Some I’m not even …

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Jul 14

Johanus Haidner, Artist & Armourer

Johanus Haidner, artist, armourer, Western Martial Arts instructor

I began metalsmithing back in 1988. It feels like ages ago! It started with some early mediaeval Celtic jewellery, specifically a cloak pin that I wanted for a costume that I was working on. From there I expanded my skills into gold and silver and eventually armour making! Of course the biggest reason that I …

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