The following article calls for making clay Runes. Personally, I have never made a set of Runes out of clay. I prefer to use wood. Wood that has fallen from a tree. I know everyone know how to ask a tree for a limb or permission to cut one (so I won’t go into that). Be sure to double check the type of wood you want to use. I prefer to use Oak. I have a Willow tree out from I want to make a set from but the branches are not big enough yet.
Runes can be made out of clay, wood, or stones. What is important is that you made them. They will have a magickal bond only with you. It will be a bond like you have never experienced before.
Oh, one last thing, I didn’t write this article. In fact, I don’t know who did. I found it in the back on our site and pulled it from there. Like I said finding info on the Witches Runes is extremely difficult.
Now for the article……….
How To Make Your Own Runes
You’ve probably seen the pre-made Runes that one can buy at any occult store or your local book store. That is the easy way of getting your own runes. The traditional way is to get small stones/pebbles and use them with the runic symbol carved or inked onto the stone/pebble. Another is to use bits of wood and cut them into the desired shape, then ink or carve the runic symbol. However, my favorite method is to go to the bluffs and gather up bags of natural clay and use this clay to form my runes and other tools. You can also use clay brought at a craft store it’s almost as good.
Making Clay Runes
Clay (red, natural, or artificial)
Cloth or Leather
Once you’ve gotten the clay, take the time to mold the clay into the form you wish your runes to look, then leave them in the shade for 5 to 8 hours. I know you’re saying, why this? Well I can’t tell you, I’ve no idea, this is what my grandmother did and have been done for generations.
When you return the clay should be still slightly damp but not so damp that is falls apart or is mushy, it should be almost hard at the outer edges, with the center still a big pliable. The center is where you will be carving the runic symbol.
Now take a clay tablet that you’ve molded, and using either a pen, pencil, or knife carve into the tablet the specific rune that is to be, remember to think of what this rune will represent and infuse it with that form of energy, e.g: When carving the runic symbol for protection, envision it being strong, and guarding you against harm, and so on and so forth.
Once each tablet has been carved with it’s symbol, leave it to dry either so forth.
Once each tablet has been carved with it’s symbol, leave it to dry either any people lke the natural look, but when reading the runes often inking them in is advisable. My Grandmother actually use to make natural dyes from flowers, berries, bark, herbs, and other natural dying agents. She would dye each rune a different color according to it’s usage, like green for health, purple for power, yellow for light, and inner strength, and various other colors. I only suggest the Black or Red marker as simple way of marking your runes to read. You can of course use different colored markers to mark each rune, according to it’s color orientation or purpose, the choice is up to you.
The last step is to construct a pouch to which you will keep these runes, use either leather or cloth to construct this pouch. Remember Natural un-dyed leather or cloth is best, if using synthetic materials then use your own judgment. If in doubt, get a scarf/bandana and use that as the carrying bag for your runes.
That’s all there is to it basically.
Happy Rune Making!
*Remember if you decide to use stones or wood, just substitute those in the place of clay*