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Spoon pendants 5 by Astalo Spoon pendants 5 :iconastalo:Astalo 62 10 Viking props 1 by Astalo Viking props 1 :iconastalo:Astalo 40 5 Viking costume 2 by Astalo Viking costume 2 :iconastalo:Astalo 39 22 Forged objects 21 by Astalo Forged objects 21 :iconastalo:Astalo 34 6 Jewelry from recycled silver by Astalo Jewelry from recycled silver :iconastalo:Astalo 21 3 Steel brooches and pendants 4 by Astalo Steel brooches and pendants 4 :iconastalo:Astalo 54 13 Spoon pendants 4 by Astalo Spoon pendants 4 :iconastalo:Astalo 44 7 Forged objects 20 by Astalo Forged objects 20 :iconastalo:Astalo 10 0 Penannular brooches 5 by Astalo Penannular brooches 5 :iconastalo:Astalo 51 5 Wall clock 1 by Astalo Wall clock 1 :iconastalo:Astalo 25 2 Oriental cross memorial by Astalo Oriental cross memorial :iconastalo:Astalo 38 13 Clockpunk pendants 14 by Astalo Clockpunk pendants 14 :iconastalo:Astalo 74 13 Penannular brooches 4 by Astalo Penannular brooches 4 :iconastalo:Astalo 53 17 Forged objects 19 by Astalo Forged objects 19 :iconastalo:Astalo 12 3 Forged eating set by Astalo Forged eating set :iconastalo:Astalo 1,113 125 Clockpunk pendants 13 by Astalo Clockpunk pendants 13 :iconastalo:Astalo 73 13

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Prague outlook - art nouveau style by NADYjewel Prague outlook - art nouveau style :iconnadyjewel:NADYjewel 6 0 escudo aguada by c0caybica escudo aguada :iconc0caybica:c0caybica 3 0 Brazen Serpent Skullpture by SAROScollective Brazen Serpent Skullpture :iconsaroscollective:SAROScollective 2 0 Wasteland Choker by Tharrk Wasteland Choker :icontharrk:Tharrk 15 6 SACRED GEOMETRY by MassoGeppetto79 SACRED GEOMETRY :iconmassogeppetto79:MassoGeppetto79 2 0 Fingrbitr handle by Heisenblade Fingrbitr handle :iconheisenblade:Heisenblade 34 2 Bronze Skull by MrSoles Bronze Skull :iconmrsoles:MrSoles 56 1 My bronze octopus coffee table $17,500.00 only 20 by bronze4u My bronze octopus coffee table $17,500.00 only 20 :iconbronze4u:bronze4u 9 3 Skull Helm by TimeTurbine Skull Helm :icontimeturbine:TimeTurbine 66 10 Mechanical Fully Articulated All Metal Deer by afewskroosloose Mechanical Fully Articulated All Metal Deer :iconafewskroosloose:afewskroosloose 5 3 Viking Shield #1 by MerlijnvanVelsen Viking Shield #1 :iconmerlijnvanvelsen:MerlijnvanVelsen 9 0 Peacock Butterfly hair barrette - leatherwork by SilverclockCostumes Peacock Butterfly hair barrette - leatherwork :iconsilverclockcostumes:SilverclockCostumes 7 0 BB8 Stained Glass Lamp by mclanesmemories BB8 Stained Glass Lamp :iconmclanesmemories:mclanesmemories 373 24 Freki by PrzemoSremo Freki :iconprzemosremo:PrzemoSremo 14 2 Another weird pot. . . by sampoart Another weird pot. . . :iconsampoart:sampoart 6 3 copper necklace with quartz by MDorothy copper necklace with quartz :iconmdorothy:MDorothy 2 0

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Mikko Anttonen
Artist | Professional | Artisan Crafts
Finland
Current Residence: Simpele, Southeastern part of Finland
Favourite style of art: Surrealistic, fantasy or sci-fi themed paintings and sculptures.
Favourite cartoon or comic character: Lobo, Ghost rider, Wolverine, Slaine, Nemesis the Warlock, Ren & Stimpy, Samurai Jack, Nick Knatterton, Vash the Stampede, Great Teacher Onizuka and Guts from Berserk.
Personal Quote: When it`s too loud, you`re too old!
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Hi!  My name is Mikko Anttonen (A.K.A. Freaky Mike) and I work as a traditional blacksmith and jewelry artist in a small countryside village. I'm pretty mad on science fiction- & fantasy art/literature, historical times and metal music as well.. I have always liked drawing and making objects from metal, wood and other natural materials.
Link to my personal web gallery: www.saunalahti.fi/~wfan - (Text is mainly in Finnish..)

I drew a lot, when I was a kid.. In my teenage years that went to the backround, but after 2002 I got extremely interested it again, and draw and paint a lot of scifi- and fantasy themed works etc. (Mainly in Wacom tablet and Photoshop.)
I made all kind of metalworks for hobby over ten years and I started finally my own business in 2007. My blacksmith workshop is located inside the old barn house which was built over hundred years ago. The actual company is called "Taidetakomo Astalo", so I decided to use it also for my nick in here. (Astalo is really a finnish name or legal term for temporary striking weapons.)

Many people have asked, that do i sell my metal works online or make some commissions in there, but i have to say no for all of them.
I have already so much work to do in our farm/forests and with my little company, that i don't have any meaningful reasons to expand my "business" outside Finland. I started posting my crafts in here, because it's interesting to hear some feedback and comments also from around the world, and not only from my local circles.

Sorry about typos. English is not my native language. :)

Ps. Can you please stop sending new badges for me, because I don't want to "level up" anymore.
I give llamas only for my new watchers or maybe trade them for points, so that llama for llama practice is only a waste of time with me.

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Islander-60 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the Llama! :)
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Astalo Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
No problem. Thanks also you for faving my works. :)
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Sarah10387 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2018
Thanks for the llama.
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Astalo Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks also you for faving one of my picture montages. :thumbsup:
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windsormagistus Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
kiitti favesta!
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Astalo Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
No pitäähän sitä kannatuksen vuoksi. :D
"Sektorikelloja" näkee muutenkin tosi harvoin nykyaikana..
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windsormagistus Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
joo ne on jostain syystä aika harvinaisia
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slavaemris Featured By Owner May 30, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the llama badge!
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Astalo Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
You probably mixed me for someone else, but there's one badge anyways.. :)

And thanks also you for the faves and watch. :thumbsup:
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CuriousPhil Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the llama! Llama Emoji-10 (Shy) [V1] Llama Emoji-08 (Crying) [V1] Llama Emoji-09 (Drinking Tea) [V1] Llama Emoji-23 (Shyness) [V1] Llama Emoji-03 (Sparkles) [V1] Llama Emoji-02 (Blush) [V1] Llama Emoji-66 (Orly) [V3] Llama Emoji-01 (Laughing) [V1] Llama-Emoji-12 (Left and Right) [V1] Llama Emoji-39 (Eager) [V2] Llama Emoji 27 (Awesome) [V2] Llama Emoji-05 (Flower Sparkles) [V1] Llama Emoji-16 (Nose Bleed) [V1] Llama Emoji-07 (Hopeless or Scared) [V1] Llama Emoji-46 (This and That) Llama Emoji-21 (Speechless) [V1] Llama Emoji-06 (Depress) [V1] Llama Emoji-56 (Hiding) [V3] Llama Emoji 43 (Yawn) [V2] Llama Emoji-17 (Sweating) [V1] Llama Emoji-11 (Come Here) [V1] Llama-Emoji-13 (I'm Pretty) [V1] Llama Emoji-48 (I'm Cool with Mah Sunglasses) [V2] Llama Emoji-38 (Confused) [V2] Llama Emoji-18 (Eating Ramen) [V1] Llama Emoji-04 (Pretty) [V1] Llama Emoji-65 (Blood Tears...) [V3] 
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