As soon as I saw these beauties I knew I wanted to participate in the challenge. My first idea was a talisman type necklace. Then when I received mine in the mail and saw which one I got I knew for sure that I was going to create a necklace for myself that resembled a collection of talismans or good luck charms. Per usual I failed to photograph mine until the beading was underway (below).
|I received the rune above, marked with an M.|
I searched the Elder Futhark runic alphabet for the description of mine. The 'M' rune is Ehwaz, pronounced as 'E'. Its symbolic image is the horse because this rune represents movement or transportation. I searched for stones associated with it and came up with Iceland Spar also called Optical Calcite on one website. Agate and opal were listed on another site. Iceland Spar/Calcite stone seemed to work better for the plan I had in mind.
I beaded around the stone with an asymmetrical assortment of beads. I wanted the stone to look as though it was found among some ancient rocks and pebbles. I used some etched seed beads, copper beads and raku ceramic beads.
I also drilled some holes in small black & gray pebbles to hang from the bar. There are also some of the same raku beads and copper beads dangling in between the charms.
In the meantime- I added a copper chain.
I can't wait to see what all the other participants have created with their runes.
Here's the list of guests and team members. Please go check them out & enjoy!