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Silver runes by karenishra Silver runes by karenishra
Just some silver cast runes. Ever since started casting i wanted to make these for myself. I cast them out of what ended up being about 97-98% pure silver. I undershot the amount of pure silver casting shot i thought i would need. So i had to add some sterling to get enough to cast.

the symbol on the back of the runes is a geometric pattern the place the position of the nine worlds on the world tree.
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OctopusGames Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
Awesome.

This sort of reminds me of a pouch I wanted to make for my tarot cards out of fox hide. I tried three times to trap one and never did, so instead I left an offering and left it at that. :)
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whiskey1973 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I love these. I also agree with yoru comment below...any excuse to cast vs. fabricate is a good excuse lol. OUt of curiosity...do you sprue flat to the back, or on end on a large flat slab like these?
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karenishra Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
I sprued them to a corner on each tile. I cast 8 at a time. And they aren't that big only about an inch by half an inch.
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whiskey1973 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Ah ok. Thanks!
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MorissaAutumn Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
Fantastic work :)
Remind me Tiwaz rune, i made for my friend long time ago... very simple work in bronze plate. But i made him happy, and this is most important ;)
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karenishra Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
Thank you.
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EdwardMarks Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Student Writer
Oh gods above. That set is amazing. I need to upload more of my clay runes I created by hand. Yours I can see had a lot of time and effort as well as skill in them.
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karenishra Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
Thank you. Its my favorite set and one of my favorite pieces.
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EdwardMarks Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Student Writer
I bet they are just so lovely <3
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the1cutemetalchick Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
aw wow beautiful <3 id love to be able to make something this durable for myself. sadly im not so much into casting to im stuck with pebbles and paint brushes. but gods id love to be able to make runes like these
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karenishra Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011
with a dremel and some diamond bits you can carve stone. that's what i did with my jade set. and if you can find a local jewel they might be able to help you with getting materials and some tips for working stone. its much cheaper than start up for casting.
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TiberSeptium Featured By Owner May 28, 2011
By Odin's Beard... these are beautiful
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karenishra Featured By Owner May 31, 2011
Thank you. They are my favorite set.
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parsnip39 Featured By Owner May 26, 2011
Those are so awesome! I wish I had a set like that!!!!!
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karenishra Featured By Owner May 31, 2011
As soon as I can find a way to start casting again, I would love to start making a version of these for sale.
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parsnip39 Featured By Owner May 31, 2011
Well totally let me know! I will so buy a set...just give me some time to you know save up the money. :)
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Alt-Reality Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you do home casting, by chance?
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karenishra Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011
Sadly no. I haven't been able to cast in a few years. I'm looking for places to cast in my area, but few are willing to last an outsider use their equipment. Which is understandable considering the cost if something is damaged.
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Superovermind Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
those are pretty and cool :3
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GreenColoredBlood Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I've had an idea about doing similar runes. Though I think that mine would be made from sheets of sterling silver.. Either engraved or maybe done separately and soldered in place..

I love the way you made your set! The casting makes them seem more organic somehow.. Think it's because of the roughness.. An I really like that they are all unique!
Did you make them from clay models?
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karenishra Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010
I actually used wax. And the final texture was sandblasting and liver of sulfur before a final hand polish. I love to cast. Any excuse to cast versus fabricate makes me happy.
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UrnesAshTree Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
Absolutely wonderful work!!!!!
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karenishra Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010
Thank you.
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MidnightNyxDesigns Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2009
Amazing work on this set! I love them!
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karenishra Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009
thank you very much
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sp4depir4te Featured By Owner May 13, 2009
Man those are awesome how much for a set?
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karenishra Featured By Owner May 14, 2009
If i had access to casting equipment, they would be kinda pricey. With current silver prices, we would be looking at about 200+ for a set. And I could potentially etch the silver, which would be a little cheaper, but it's a little riskier. But I am constantly looking for a place to let me cast. if you give me your email, i can notify when i can do this.
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Mejrada Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009
These are absolutely spectacular... There are no words really, just, I've never seen runes that amazing.
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karenishra Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009
Thank you. I've always loved these. Keep watching. I'm working on a set in antler and a set in jade.
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Mejrada Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009
I can't wait! I have a love for silver, so when I found them I was in shock for a while, I'm sure the others will be just as spectacular!
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Aranglinn Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
wow, those are amazing

I've been waiting just to have enought silver to do some runes for myself too xD
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karenishra Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2008
It's costly but so worth it. Mine ran me about $150 in fine silver. Each one is about .5"x.75"x.125" So they are kinda small but any bigger and the price would have been outrageous.
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Kael-Thas-Sunstrider Featured By Owner May 19, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
These Are Awesome ^_^

I want a set of these like YEY!
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karenishra Featured By Owner May 21, 2008
If I can get access to a studio again i would be happy to make some.
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Kael-Thas-Sunstrider Featured By Owner May 25, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
oooo Awesome ^_^ I've always wanted some metal runes hehe
If you could that would be great, any idea how much you'd want for them?



I've always fancied a set of hematite one, because I'm wanting to try and perform a binding spell with them and they would be the only things I know of strong enough to contain what I'm wanting to contain... :(

I'm going to look for them hematite ones online at somepoint... its cause someone I know has another persona... that has tried to kill people shes got a ok control of it, but not always total, I had to spend about 3 hours fighting her... :cries: so I'm wanting to try and bind this other self see if it'll help and hematite is the only thing that affects it, so I thought it might aid more ya know?

ok... random off topic there...
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karenishra Featured By Owner May 29, 2008
You don't need to have the actual rune tiles for a binding. you can just draw them while focusing your energy into them. If hematite works just have a piece there to act as the focus.

as for the runes that largely depends on market price of silver. My set cost me about $150 for the silver.
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Kael-Thas-Sunstrider Featured By Owner May 29, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
that could work... I obviously have never tried this before and I'm a little hesitant about trying it now...

the silver runes are really cool, but sadly I dont think I can afford anywhere near that, but truth be told I'm happy with my black stone set of runes. and eventually I'm going to be making myself a set.

thanks for the advice :hug:
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Duck91 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008
its really not that hard to read runes ^^ that M shaped rune is actually an E and the X is G but not only being letters each and every rune has a meaning (i dont know many of them though)

for exaple: during holocaust hitlers personal "army" the SS used 2 lightningshaped runes resembling 2 S's but each of the 2 runes mean victory.

hehe sorry ^^ got a little carried away there... anyways its a great set ^^ i think im gonna make something like it some day... only less expencive... like wood...
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karenishra Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008
True, but when i said 'reading' the runes, i meant for divination. I should be more specific in the future.

Thanks for the info though.
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Duck91 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008
divina-huh? uh... nvm ^^ all i know is that runes are very useful when you send secret notes during class ^^ even if the teacher notices he/she is likely not to understand the message written on the notes ^^
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karenishra Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008
Divination. Like Tarot cards but far older. They are magick and fate. They are sacred to myself and others of my path. They are not some secret code for you and your friends. They should be treated with respect, like all magicks. I hope for your sake that you have inadvertently effected your life by playing with the runes.
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Duck91 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008
wow sorry if i offended you or anything... as a matter of fact after i started writing with runes my quality of life did improve^^
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karenishra Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008
Sorry. I tend to get a little touchy about things like this. But that's good to hear. I suggest that if you want to continue that you should do some research. The Runes are much more powerful when you know what you are doing with them.
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Duck91 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008
aight thx for the tip
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finfan7 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008
Amazingly awesome. Can you read them?
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karenishra Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008
I can actually. I've been doing it for years.
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finfan7 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008
where'd you learn? That isn't exactly a common skill.
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karenishra Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008
I started about ten years ago. My uncle had a deck and i just kinda clicked with the runes. Since then i have been learning all over the place. The best book for this is Taking Up The Runes by Diane Paxson. It's a little expensive and very big, but very thorough. Otherwise, check Edred Thorrson. He has several out. Try his Runecasters Handbook.
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XLonewolfX Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008
Very nice. that must be a good amount of silver. Going these days at $16-17 an ounce!
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karenishra Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008
Thank you.
Yeah it was a little costly but, it was quite worth it. I love that set.
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