Runes are another form of divination like tarot cards. It's based on the ancient alphabet of the Norse and are another way to try to get answers or advice for life or problems from another source. I first learned about runes from my friends who were into more pagan practices. My heritage goes back to the Norse so I felt connected in that way also. You can always go and buy runes from a store or online but I felt that making my own runes would make me feel more connected to them. And that brings us to my instructable!

Step 1: Materials

This is everything you will need to make your own custom runes:

-Stones (of your choosing, preferably tumbled)
-Marker or paint pen
-Dremel with cutting tool or engraving tool
-Waterproof Paint
-Safety Glasses

<p>Great instructable. I had to run home and make a set!</p>
<p>if not sure what bit he is using Harbor Frieght has dremel diamond bits just for hard grinding like on glass, steel &amp; rock, just dip your stone in water and grind for 30 seconds, dip grind some more. also Home Depot has dremel bits as in diamond disks. just being helpful :)</p>
Very helpful however, you probably should put a note that some stones can be highly toxic when ground down (and dust goes flying) like Malachite which is normally fine in its polished form
Very nice!!! I'll bet raw (but cleaned) quartz crystals would work....they naturally have flat surfaces! I've got a BUNCH of those! Guess I'm going to have to get out the dremel &amp; give it a try! <br>
Whack your friends out; whenever something weird is going on quietly chant some mystic mumbo-jumbo while shaking the stones around in your hands, finally throw them on a table examine them, then state some weird prophecy, odd looks Guaranteed.
Exactly. ;)
Kind of offensive honestly. These are meant for real readings. Not &quot;mumbo jumbo&quot;.
I really like this! What kind of gloves are you wearing?
Just some mechanix gloves I got at an auto parts store. I like them because I they give me a lot of flexibility while wearing them.
Thank you... I should have looked at the picture more carefully, I guess! ;-)
cool! Do you know how to make those little animal stones that they sell in gift shops too? That would be epic &lt;3
I have never done it before, but I guess if you could draw it and dremel it out it would turn out pretty cool.
<br> Nicely done there.<br> <br> L
Wow I love this project. It falls into two different categories of people! The sci-FY project junkies and the spiritual or ritual project junkies. This is my favorite of the entries so far....it makes me feel like its accomplish able...and there isn't anything like it on this website so far~ thanks for making an awesome instructable that really anybody can make and isn't too intimidating :D
Cool! They look nice.
Thank you :D

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