making your own runes

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making your own runes

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my runes and my rune cloth

This is a photo of my handmade runes (its easy to figure that from all the messed up ink). I found thses stones at the beach, and it took quite some time (about a month) i didnt rush things, i would just pick em up as i walked down the beach, i chose the ones i liked best, and as you can see i have softened pieces of glass as well.
Then i chose the color that i would use to draw the symbols, i was between green and blue but blue got into me because well it smy favorite and it reminds me of the sea.
One day i went down to the beach i layed on my towel and drew the symbols while enjoing the sun and the sound of the waves.
Then for protection i put some clear vernis which gave them a watery/wet look : )


that blue paint i enamel paint which is easy to find in art shops and its pretty cheap, i wanted the color to be kinda transparent, Acrylic is also good.

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Thanks for sharing that. While there are a lot of wonderful "rune kits" to purchase on the market, there's nothing like making them yourself. That goes for any spiritual "tools." Most spiritual paths recommend that.

Writing the letters yourself, as opposed to purchasing them factory-printed (though there's nothing wrong with that) imprints them powerfully with your energy signature. And the personal touch you add to them (blue "....reminds me of the sea," I "drew the symbols while enjoying the sun and the sound of the waves....") raises the vibration of them to connect to your spirit infusing them with a sense of joy and gratitude.

Doing these things makes them more powerful when you actually use them. I hope you documented all this in your Book of Shadows. :wink:

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thank you

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Thank you Elisa, i think that making your own tools is wonderfull!!
This morning i made a divination cloth for my runes (to lay them on when divining) i will post a photo soon!!
do you make your own tools?

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Well, I am a painter as well, and I consider visual images to be "tools of spirit" that express our human experience and perspectives, so in that sense I could relate. Whenever I get around to digitizing my 35mm (old-school) slides, I'll post them.

Plus, I was inspired to first bury each group of stone runes I collected in the soil of the base of a tree that is personally sacred to me. Then, I was directed to put each rune beneath my pillow for several days, one at a time, not putting the next one there until I received, in a dream, the message of the current stone. This "dream definition" would inform any future readings I would do involving that particular stone.

So creating tools is a process. The lessons we learn from the process itself are ultimately more important than the end result. You could have went to Border's Books and bought a "rune kit," and had a complete set in your hands by the end of the day, nothing wrong with that. But you didn't. You took a longer, more arduous route, like I am with my "pillow runes." You created each rune with intention.....that's the real magick.

That's the kind of rune set, or any other spiritual tool for that matter, that should get handed down generation to generation in a family line, with the grandchildren telling the stories:

"Great-grandma painted these stones on a sunny beach one day, because she loved the sound of the ocean. If you listen carefully, you could hear a faint sound of waves crashing on the shore. That lets us know that grandma's spirit is assisting us with this reading......."

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I created my runes with a small knife, a small saw and a wood burning kit.

They work very well for me. I used a local wood. Some discredit me for not using a fruit bearing tree. I however found that they are great for me.

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wow

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Oh my what a great rune set, i bet it took you lots of time to make them, what wood did you use?
"Great-grandma painted these stones on a sunny beach one day, because she loved the sound of the ocean. If you listen carefully, you could hear a faint sound of waves crashing on the shore. That lets us know that grandma's spirit is assisting us with this reading......."
i wish that :o

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These are the runes I made and use.

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I used trembling Aspen Populus tremuloides, a common species around my area.

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sheelanagig how did u made ur runes i just loved them
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I used fimo a coloured acrylic clay that hardens in the oven.
I used an ivy leaf cutter that is used to make cake decorations.

Once the leaves were cut to my satisfation I carefully cut into the blank side of the leaf the shape of the rune, macking sure not to cut all the way through the thickness of the leaf. Then using very thin rolled fimo oof a different colour I inserted it as best I could in the cut fimo, and patted it gentley down, trying not to remove the leaf veins on the other side.

When I was happy with my runes, I curled the edges of the leaves slightly and poped them in the oven for the alloted time.

My runes are not as robust as wood or stone, I take this into account when using them.
They work really well for me, and I have managed to keep and use them for a few years now :)

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fimo

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I love crafts with fimo but isnt it a little fragile?

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Yes Fimo can be fragile :shock:

So I make sure to treat my runes with respect when using them :D

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waoooooooooooo must be tough to make those ................
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What a creative bunch! Sheenlanagig those are so original.

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Post by Whitewitchboi_235 »

wow, these are all so pretty. wat do u do with runes?

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