Elusive
Concepts

We're Evolving

All things evolve; for companies this generally involves a gradual change over time to adapt to changes in the industry and marketplace. Sometimes, however, evolution can be sudden and usually involves a change in direction. This is no less true for Elusive Concepts. We're making big changes, we're leveling up, upgrading ourselves and adding new capabilities to serve our customers in new and exciting ways. Part of that upgrade includes a full company rebranding, and we're also working on entirely rebuilding our web presence. Our new web site will be coming soon, but here are just some of the ways we're changing:

Design

We love design, but design can take many forms. We will always offer branding, user experience, and web design services, but we also now offer product design, packaging design, and product prototyping services. We are also working to design and develop our own product line which we will sell as finished products.

Technology

Writing code is our passion and has always been the core of Elusive Concepts. We will always offer web development services, because it's in our blood. In addition, we will offer app development, software development, software prototyping, and server management services. These services will remain our primary service offerings.

Fabrication

To supplement our digital programming and design work, we’re adding fabrication to our repertoire. CNC machining, laser cutting and 3D printing allow us to combine our design skills, our techology savvy, and traditional craftsmanship. We offer these services for prototyping, concept development, and product development.

Our Latest Products

18.00 USD

Nordic style raven earrings, laser cut and etched (on both sides) from hardwood. Each raven is 1.5 inches (37 mm) long and 1.25 inches (31 mm) wide.

Available in Maple, Cherry, and Walnut. Small and delicate, these earrings are double sided, so they can be worn in either ear and still face forward. As they are made of wood, they are very light and comfortable to wear.

Earrings are affixed with french hook (fishhook) findings. Available hooks are:

Antiqued Bronze Colored
.925 Silver Plated
Stainless Steel (hypoallergenic)
Titanium (hypoallergenic)

Price is per pair of earrings.

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Norse Raven Earrings

$18.00

20.00 USD

Elder futhark rune set consisting of 24 individual runes engraved in hardwood. Each rune measures approximately 7/8" (21 mm) by 1 1/4" (31 mm), and is available in one of several species of hardwood. Each set comes in a velvet drawstring pouch.

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Runes are the ancient Norse alphabet used for communication, divination, and magical work. Believed to have originated from the Northern parts of Europe sometime during the Paleolithic times, runic alphabets continued in use through the viking age and changed forms many times over the centuries.

The word futhark originates from the sounds of the first six letters of the runic alphabet. The 24 runes of the elder futhark signs are arranged into three sets of 8 runes each. Each set is an Aett (singular) or Aettir (plural) and each individual rune has a phonetic sound, as well as an particular meaning.

The use of runes has evolved throughout the ages, and they are commonly used today for divination, spirituality, and communication.

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Elder Futhark Rune Set

$20.00

80.00 USD

Hand sewn leather viking belt pouch inspired by of bag finds at Birka, Sweden. Available in light brown, dark brown, or black.

The front flap is closed and secured by an integral belt loop/strap closure. The bag is large enough to hold most cell phones, wallets, etc. The light and dark brown bags are hand-stitched with beige colored artificial sinew (as seen in the photos), while the black bags are stitched with a black waxed thread. If you desire an alternate stitching, please let me know in the order comments. Rivets are available as either copper or steel rivets.

Please be aware that as a hand-crafted and hand-dyed leather item, the coloring and dye patterns may not exactly match the photos. Each piece is unique and may have unique marks or coloring.

Price is for one bag. Custom colors are available beyond the three listed here. Contact us if you want a custom color, personalization, or custom tooling (designs).

Opening:
- Width : 1.5 in / 3.5 cm
- length: 5 in / 12.5 cm

Outer Dimensions
- Width: 7 in / 18 cm
- Height: 5.75 in / 14.6 cm
- Belt Loop: 4 in / 10.2 cm

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Birka Style Leather Belt Pouch

$80.00

25.00 USD

Viking longship (drakar) styled votive or tealight holder. Reminiscent of a ship under sail, the votive adds a hint of viking decor to any room. These look great on an altar, mantle, or as a table centerpiece.

The ship is laser cut from maple and is shipped as a flat-pack item with the included glass votive holder.

Some assembly required (gently pop the pieces out and slot them together as instructed).

Assembled Size:
length: 8 in / 20.5 cm
width: 3.125 in / 8 cm
height: 3.75 in / 9.5cm

Please note: Never leave a burning candle unattended.

For quantities greater than 4 (e.g. for wedding centerpieces), please contact me for special pricing or customization.

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Viking Longship Votive Holder

$25.00

18.00 USD

Nordic style dragon earrings, laser cut and etched from maple hardwood. Each twisted dragon is 1.75 inches long and 1.125 inches wide.

The dragon design is based off of a sketch I made in 2016, and is now available in this set of earrings. Additional wood options will be available in the future (contact me if you're interested in different woods). Small and delicate, these earrings are double sided, so they can be worn in either ear and still face forward. As they are made of wood, they are very light and comfortable to wear.

Earrings are affixed with french hook (fishhook) findings. Available hooks are:

Antiqued Bronze Colored (pictured)
.925 Silver Plated
Stainless Steel (hypoallergenic)
Titanium (hypoallergenic)

Note: the titanium hooks are a bit simpler in design and don't have the ball and spiral at the base of the hook.

Price is per pair of earrings.

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Nordic Dragon Earrings

$18.00

20.00 USD

A set of five viking themed ornaments for your Yule tree, or anywhere you'd like a little viking flair!

This set consists of five wooden ornaments depicting various viking equipment. Included in the set are a shield, helmet (no horns!), crossed swords (Petersen type R), crossed bearded axes, and a viking long ship. The back of the shield shows the rim, boards, and grip that make up the shield.

Ornaments are unpainted, and would make for a fun craft project with children!

Note: ribbon/hooks not included.

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Vikings Ornament Set

$20.00

20.00 USD

A set of five symbolic heathen/norse ornaments for your Yule tree, or anywhere you'd like to show your heathen pride and devotion!

This set consists of five wooden ornaments depicting various symbols used in modern heathenry. Included in the set are Ægishjálmur (or Helm of Awe, an Icelandic magical stave), Valknut (simple knot version), Thor's Hammer, Sun Spiral (with Sowilo rune), and the year wheel.

Welcome the return of the sun with this ornament set!

Note: ribbon/hooks not included.

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Heathen Yule Ornament Set

$20.00

20.00 USD

A set of five viking shield ornaments for your Yule tree, or anywhere you'd like a little viking flair!

This set consists of five wooden ornaments depicting various forms of viking shields. Included in the set are blank, halved, quartered, spiral, and wood-grain. The back of each shield shows the rim, boards, and grip that make up the shield.

Shields are unpainted, and would make for a fun craft project with children!

Note: ribbon/hooks not included.

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Viking Shields Ornament Set

$20.00

Bring us a concept that intrigues us (especially an elusive concept), and we’ll help you realize it!

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