For these really really easy hand made rune stones you'll need:
Stones (any of your choice. Either gemstones or just some from a place close to you)
Strong acrylic paint
Basically I've always been interested in rune stones but only recently decided I'd like my own. At the moment I'm skint and I wanted to make my own, I thought this would give them a more personal feel. So I made these. Now I don't trust myself with power tools and so I decided to make this in a easier and safer way.
Step 1: Stones!
Get your stones! I picked these because of where they were from and I cleaned them all thoroughly. I also picked ones that were smooth and flat.
Step 2: Research!
Next I researched and combined all my knowledge of rune stones into colour coded sheets. This is to make sure I knew why I was making them and all the background knowledge I needed to appreciate them. I also documented the different symbols.
Step 3: Decorating!
I took my nice clean stones, put a small amount if blue tack on the back and stuck them to a board to make sure they didn't slip anywhere. The I started to pain on my runes carefully in my black paint. I have each one two coats to make sure the paint was nice and dark.
Step 4: Enamel!
I let them dry over night and then I put them on some old card, using the blue tack, and stayed them with enamelling spray. This ideally wants to be done outside. Then I left them to dry in a well ventilated room for a few hours. When I went back they were shiny and beautiful. Taking the blue tack off was a pain, so be careful not to use to much!
Step 5: Finished!
That's it, easy peasey and doesn't take long. I now have beautiful rune stones!