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  1. #1
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    Aug 2002
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    What stone are your Rune Stones made from?

    I would have made this a poll, but there are way to many to fit them all.
    I dont want to leave anyone out after all.

    Sooo... What stone are your Runes?

    I have only one set.
    Mine are made from Green Jade, the runes carved lightly into each stone and painted gold.

    No, I did not make them my self. I bought them at a store called Raven's World a few years ago.
    I looked at many different sets, but this one just would not let me walk away.
    Something about the Jade, just had to have them.
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  2. #2
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    Mar 2001
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    Wood. Birch, specifically...

    The term "runestone" refers to the large, sometimes even monolithic-sized memorial stones carved with runes & found across Europe, Eastern Asia, Northern Africa, & North America. There is no historical evidence of "casting" runes that were made out of stones.

    That said, our Ancestors were resourceful & adaptable. If plastic-polymer clay (aka, Sculpy or Femo) had been available to them, it would probably be a traditional material today. As long as one is being respectful of what runes are, where they come from, & what they represent, I can't see that it matters what material they are carved into, or painted or drawn onto, etc. Wood, stones, clay, bone, horn, antler, glass 'fish bowl' pebbles... all are fine. One can even draw or paint one's runes on construction paper or pasteboard squares, and that’s fine, too.

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  3. #3
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    Dec 2007
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    I made mine out of clay a few years ago, but one of them has broken because the bag I kept them in fell on the floor. Any new ones I make will probably be made out of clay as well... I like to work with it because it allows for mistakes and it is great to shape the clay as I see fit... and it dries on its own accord, so that's awesome too.
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  4. #4
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    Dec 2003
    Mine are made from Green Jade, the runes carved lightly into each stone and painted gold.
    Sounds like a nice set.

    Mine are made out of various types of wood, glass, rocks and my crystal set that I was suppose to get at Christmas just was not meant to be. SO I will wait. And yes I have more then one set, one for divination, other for magikal uses and the others just because when I get making runes it is hard to stop :hehehehe:

    I can't see that it matters what material they are carved into, or painted or drawn onto, etc. Wood, stones, clay, bone, horn, antler, glass 'fish bowl' pebbles... all are fine. One can even draw or paint one's runes on construction paper or pasteboard squares, and thatís fine, too.
    Yep I have heard of all those being used as well as sea shells. The only thing that matters to me when I am making them is that the material I use is clean and feels right.

  5. #5
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    Sep 2007
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    I don't know, I'm tempted to say ceramic. They are white with brown symbols engraved into them. I've made sets out of wood for people.

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    Mar 2006
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    I have a set made from birch and one from amethyst.
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  8. #8
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    Mar 2006
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    Mine are glass. A few years ago, I had a crazy (I mean total whack job, "Single White Female," suck the life out you kind of crazy) client who offered to make me some runes in exchange for a reading. Prior to that, I was using clay runes. They worked great, but I didn't particular like the gritty feel of the clay. At the time, I didn't know what a whack job this person was, so I took her up on the offer. She used some sort of engraving tool to etch the runes into the flattened glass marbles that you get at home decorating stores and what-not, you know, the kind you put in decorative fish bowls and planters. They are small, an entire set of 24 fits into the palm of my hand, which makes them PERFECT for the way I read runes, which is by throwing them onto a marked cloth. After a good cleansing of her energeis (gods... I've got the heebie jeebies just thinking of her and how she leeched onto me and tried to take over my life, literally, *shiver*) they still work wonderfully.
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  9. #9
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    Sep 2007
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    I have three sets - one set is made from clay, one from river stones, and one out of hematite.
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  10. #10
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    Jan 2005
    Philadelphia-ish, PA
    I have several sets, probably too many for my own good ... but they have very different "personalities," so to speak.

    I have a set of wood, although I haven't been able to identify exactly which wood.

    My stone sets are clear quartz, which are very good for issues in which clarity is needed.

    The blue sodalite seem to work more for healings.

    The garnets are very strong, and very personal. I don't use these for readings for others at this point. They have made it very clear that they are for my own use.

    I have an iron set that have established themselves as "war runes." They are very heavy duty.

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