Step 2: Research Your Materials

For this step you need to do a bit of research to figure out what kind of runes that you want to use. For my set I used the Elder Futhark because when I first learned about runes this is the system I saw used the most often. To find different sets of runes, just hit the internet. There is a wealth of information describing all different sorts of rune sets that you might like.

After you figure out what runes you want to put on your stones the next hard part is to figure out what kind of stones to use. You want to choose stones with a meaning and that you like and will want to use. I chose Sodalite because it has power, healing, and luck properties and I just liked the color and the stone. It's better to try to find tumbled stones to use because they have a smooth surface to work with and they have a smooth sleek look afterwards. Usually your local rock shop will carry many varieties of tumbled stones or you can tumble them yourself. You want to try to use the same type of stone for the entire set. When choosing which separate rocks to use for each rune stone the best is going to be a stone with a flat surface so its easier to draw the rune onto it and cut on the surface.

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<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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