That's where the thought of nordic runes came in. With their simple straight line designs i thought they'd be an idea place to start engraving.
Whilst i was looking through imaged of runes and nordic symbols i remembered one of my friends always wears a protection rune whilst he's kayaking, that inspired me to make some protection charm type of things.
After a little research into runes and their meanings i decided on three with a general protection/ water/ kayaking theme. (These might not make any sense to people who know about runes and stuff i just chose them because i liked the meanings and designs)
Top to bottom.
Algiz: A protecting shield
Uruz: Strength, speed, energy and freedom.
Laguz: Water and healing energy.
Deer antler (shed)
Dremel (or other rotary tool) (sanding, drill and engraving attachments)
Step 1: Prepping materials
Finally i drew on the designs i wanted ready for engraving.
Step 2: Engraving
I then swapped to a wider engraving bit to smooth out some of the top edges or the runes.
The final part of this step was to drill a small hole in the top of the strip.