Dragon Training Academy Necklace Pendant with Tutorial

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Hiya folks! I've been a crafty little demigoddess of mischeif today!

Guess what I decided to make? a necklace pendant to represent the Berk Dragon Training Academy!

I'll post a picture and then give a quick nutshell'd tutorial of how I made it,

just in case anyone else wants to do this too. ^.^

 

I know it looks a little... rugged, but part of that is the logo picture itself since it's supposed to look like a sheild, and that also made me not mind the rest of the small mishaps that made themselves known.

 

(The top of the back is cut out because the wire making the chain loop got in the way.)

 

 

Quick Tutorial

You'd need:

Berk Training Academy logo from each side of the box.

Peice of regular cardboard.

Thinner cardboard (I used a bit cut out from a Kleenex box.)

Some easily bendable wire.

a paper clip.

a little bit of black paint.

a marker, pencil, or pen.

Scissors.

and a Hiccup-esque dedication to tedious tasks.

 

(A tip for all the younger vikings out there: You might want to ask a parent to help you in making this, just to be safe.)

 

I made mine from the sheild logos on the sides of the case that my little Toothless figurine came in. but this logo could be on any Dragons merchandise, though this tutorial only covers those that had two logos, one on each side. you might have to adapt or make your own back for it if you only have one. or you could make your own logo. Whichever.

 

Prepare the logo. Cut it out of the box and then use them as a sort of guide to cutting the thin cardboard. hold one of them to the thin cardboard and carefully mark along the edges of the logo and then cut the thin cardboard along those marks. you'll want to put it on the back of the logo to make it stronger. Glue the thin cardboard to the back of the logo and set those aside to dry while you get the rest ready.

Picture:

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Then, take the paperclip and bend it into a hoop that would fit inside of the logo's size. Next, you'll have to take your other more easily bent wire and cut off about... uhm.. Two inches or so. I didn't measure it... but whatever you think will be enough to wrap around the joining ends of the paperclip and still leave maybe around an inch, more or less, to twist into a hoop for the chain.

 

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Do the same thing you did with the thin cardboard with the thick cardboard.

(Also in this picture, is the completed paperclip hoop.)

 

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Now you'll have to take that paperclip hoop and hold it so that it's positioned in the middle of the cardboard circle, mark that so you'll know where to put the TWO inside peices that you will now cut out of the thin cardboard, also using the paperclip hoop to mark a guide. Each time you mark this time, you mark on the inside of the hoop to make sure it will fit around the new peices. Make sure to cut a straight top to them so that the wire at the top of the hoop will fit in.

 

You can either glue them together first, or as you put them onto the thick cardboard.

put the small peices of thin cardboard in the middle, positioned inside of the guide marks you made.

 

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Let this dry.

 

Then rub a thick layer of glue onto the middle peices and position the paperclip hoop around the middle peices, then put glue on the back of the logo cutout and place that on the bare side. now, hold the whole thing together in the very middle gently so you don't crush the cardboard but firmly enough that you won't let anything move around, hold that for a few minutes or so. then, with a very small brush, paint the very edges with a thick coating of black paint. this will cover the cardboard so it doesn't look like cardboard and possibly give a little extra hold.

 

Now you have to let it dry for a couple of hours just to be sure that it's fully dried, the longer it dries untouched the better, the more sure it won't fall apart. you will want to put the side that is connected directly to the little inside peices downward, this may also help to make sure that end dries on firmly.

 

And after it dries, gently make sure it doesn't move, and then, find any chain or string or whatever you want and loop it through the chain loop an there ya have it! your own pendant to represent the school!

 

 

Hope you enjoyed this! =D Happy Crafting, fellow crafty crafters!

 

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Saklaussdis Atrunaorhlita Elska, AKA: "Atruna" 

An orphan saved by Thor and adopted by Loki as his own daughter, now living on a mountain top not too far from Berk with her father. Loyal as any viking, she becomes angry whenever anyone brings up the stories about her dad, as mostly they are nothing but judgemental rumors. Although she ultimately won their respect, a few members of her adoptive family have resented her in the past, judging the "bratty little brother" of the Gods for calling a human his child. For Loki, however, she is and always has been his absolute pride and joy. And he is very protective of her, while also giving her quite a bit of freedom. as a young child, she would often play with wild animals, always under his watchful eye, never being bitten once. and she continued through her life to have a strange ability to get along with all creatures, including dragons. while being raised by a God, she gained some unusual characteristics. she is a little bit stronger, faster, and more agile than the average human. and her eyes, which now match her father's, can occasionally seem to glow ever so slightly in certain moods. With strangers she is shy and secretive, but once comfortable with them, she becomes laid back, a trusted friend and a wild harmless prankster. a real chip off the old block who, not surprisingly, has become a well loved playmate of the twins.

Snallygaster

Snallygaster is a Monstrous Nightmare whome Atruna met when they were both very young, he too was an orphan, found lost in the forests of the mountain. since then, Atruna has become his best friend in the entire world. He is completely pure pitch black, and so in the night, he is able to blend into the darkness like a Night Fury as he and his rider practice and perfect their many extreme moves, their favorites being the ones done while on fire, making a big show of themselves in the night, he enjoys showing off his flame burst ability. (Even when it's uncalled for.) highly obedient to his rider yet a wildcard with anyone else, other riders will be thrown off or taken for a ride like they've never seen before. He enjoys pulling pranks as much as his rider and her inner circle, sometimes without any help. He gets along quite well with other dragons. he is an impressively fast and agile Nightmare in the air, miraculously able to keep up with Toothless (but not beat him.) and when on the ground, he can occasionally seem lazy, often plopping down by Atruna and taking a nap when her attention is not on him, or whenever there is no mischeif to be instigated.

(Name based on a real life legend and is a variation of a word meaning "Quick Spirit")

 

 

LINK TO ATRUNA'S FULL STORY COMING SOON

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My arms will hold you, keep you safe and warm. This bond between us can't be broken, I will be here, don't you cry. - They just don't trust what they can't explain. ... We'll show them together. -  Just look over your shoulder, and I'll be there. Always. 
-- Phil Collins (Loki to Atruna)
 

 

 

 

 

 

 I was the little girl who loved dragons more than ponies. 

 

 

 

 BELIEVE IT OR NOT, 

 I AND MY DAD ARE AGAINST HACKING!!! 

 

 

 

Snallygaster banners made by Rae Didgeridoo

Realistic Atruna poster and Snallygaster show-style picture made by Toothless

Much loving thanks to these talented artists! 

 

The Mask and Son of the Mask GIFs, 

Loki poster and photo-manipulations 

Made by me.

Actor: Alan Cumming. 

My favorite Loki! <3!

 

( Don't steal my gifts or Loki pictures, or I'll have to summon the ferrets of doom! 

 If you like Alan's Loki as well and wish to use one of my GIFs,

Please send me a message and ask me first. )

 

 

 

 

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Great Pendant!!

Great Pendant!!

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^_^ Thanks alot! I've been

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OMT!!!!!!!!!!! I am sooo

OMT!!!!!!!!!!! I am sooo making one of these!!!!!!!!! :D

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   Species: Skrill

   Personality: The chief of the Sorethon dragons, so strict, but caring

 

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   Personality: Loving and caring

 

Ethera

Age: 23

  Relationship Status: Married to Shadow

  Personality: Very competitive, a great warrior, uses brawn before brain in battle, but uses great battle tactics.

  Other: Spends most of the time in the training arena. Got expelled from school for murder.

Main Dragon: Comet

   Species: Monstrous Nightmare

   Personality: Stubborn, loves training.

 

 

Ashley

Age: 19

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Age: 19

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  Other: Job:  Crafts/Invents furniture and other housefly items

Main Dragon: Ultra Violet

   Species: Night Fury

   Personality: Loves to help, always at Rashel’s side. Not picky or stubborn, and has a great sense of humor and love

 

Viky

  Age: 12

  Personality: Loves to explore, draw, and hang out with friends.

Main Dragon: Mya

   Species: Deadly Nadder

   Personality: Loves to have fun, and pretty protective of anyone that encounters Viky. Of coarse, with the exception of her friends.

 

Isabella

  Age: 9

  Personality: Loves to map and create charts of the ocean. Can be a troublemaker at times.

  Other: Her parent’s were killed in a Dagur ambush, and was adopted by the Sorethons

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   Species: Thunderdrum

   Personality: Loves flying, never wants to touch the ground.

 

Samuel

Age: 36

  Relationship Status:  Married - Married to Kate

  Personality: Very stubborn and strict, expects everyone to put forth their best

  Other: Is next in line to rule over the Sorethon Clan

Main Dragon: Der & Rick 

   Species: Zippleback

   Personality: Stubborn but a hard worker if they put their minds together

 

 

Kate

  Age: 34

  Relationship Status: Married -  Married to Samuel

  Personality: After she lost one of her twins daughters, she dedicated her life to the practice of healing

  Other: Head Healer of Sorethon dragons and vikings 

Main Dragon: Ericka

   Species: Hobblegrunt

   Personality: Helps everyone and loves everyone

 

 

Kent

  Age: 14

  Relationship Status:  Currently dating a recently found, long lost best friend, Iris Kayline

  Personality: Sensitive, loves to sketch and spend time outside in the woods, doesn’t try in school, and is a bit lazy

  Other: Spends a lot of time with Iris at the Isle of Night

Main Dragon: Dalin

   Species: Deadly Nadder

   Personality: Lazy, but very alert and protective when it comes to caring for Kent

 

Maybel

  Age: 12

  Personality: Born for pranking. Takes part in the Trouble Makers Clan, makes a great team with her twin sister.

  Other: Found her thought to be dead, twin sister and her chagewing, they got together and saw how great of a team they are. But Maybelle wanted to stay away from Berk, and stay back with her Changewing pack. 

Main Dragon: Kora

   Species: Thunderdrum 

   Personality: Really quiet and agile for a thunderdrum. Really good at pulling away Maybel from the scene of action.

 

Maybelle

  Age: 12

  Personality: Was very sick at birth, and was stolen by a Changewing, leaving everyone to think she died at birth. She was found by her twin Maybel and together makes great pranks. Only a few people know she’s alive. 

  Other: Lives on a classified island with the Changewings that raised her, stays invisible in Berk, never being seen, but in the few cases she has, she looks just like her twin.

Main Dragon: Marissa

   Species: Changewing

   Personality: Very caring, knew what was wrong with baby Maybelle and took her and raised her as her own.

 

           

Maggie

  Age: 8

  Personality: Wants to be a grown up, tries her best to prove herself.

Main Dragon: Zac

   Species: Gronckle

   Personality: loves to play and explore with Maggie

 

Alice

  Age: 15

  Personality: Happy and outgoing, spends all her time exploring with her one and only adorable Nadder.

Main Dragon: Wyler

   Species: Deadly Nadder

   Personality: Extremely adorable behavior, loves and obsesses over shiny things, the only way to draw him away is with brown trout. 

Sage

  Age: 13

  Personality: Dark and violent. Loves spending time in Whispering Death Tunnels. Prefers to be alone.

  Other: Very good at training Whispering Deaths

Main Dragon: Viper

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^_^ Hehe! Thank you and your

^_^ Hehe! Thank you and your welcome, have fun with it!