Remember those 25 pieces of bloodstone?
Well, I did it. I made my elder furthark set.
Pretty much, 3 applications of blood, 3 coats of paint and 3 coats of laquer. The carving and blooding were done on the Star of David Monday. I just sealed em today because that’s cool and I wanted the blooding to dry Nd soak into the carved stone.
Anyway some of you are wondering why I chose such a difficult medium to work with for my first set of runes. Well. Odin told me to. Loki chose the colour that the runes would be painted after the carving. I practiced on some shell and wood first so I could get used to using the dremmel. My mother in law taught me how to use the sewing machine so I could make the bag. I wasn’t going to wreck $25 worth of bloodstones with inexperience. Turned out pretty nice eh? Considering the difficulty of the project.
So hail Odin, Loki and Freyja and my honoured Disir, who helped guide my hand during this productive crafting time. My wand is done, all oiled and waxed with the onyx set in the handle, my runes are now done. Honoured Gods, Goddesses and ancestors, thanks for Your help!