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The project is to make 4 sets of Elder Futhark rune cards totaling 100 individual cards.
The project is to make 4 sets of Elder Futhark rune cards totaling 100 individual cards.
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My Daily Runes
My Daily Runes

About 

This Make 100 is around my hobby and my passion and that is runes, more specifically Elder Futhark Runes. I propose to handmake 4 unique rune card decks containing the 25 Elder Futhark runes. Your card will be a one off with no one else will have the same card. 

The funds will go to production, shipping and for future projects.

Draft Style of Runes
Draft Style of Runes

History

What are Elder Futhark runes. Elder Futhark is thought to be the oldest complete alphabet originating around 100 BCE and is of Germanic origins. The Elder Futhark comprises of 24 to 25 characters. The Elder refers to it being the oldest of the Futhark alphabets with Younger Futhark only containing 16 character and famously being used by vikings. Futhark comes from the first 6 letters of the alphabet F = Fehu, U = Uruz, TH = Thurisaz, A = Ansuz, R = Raido, K = Kauno. The letter in the Elder Futhark alphabet have multiple names, this is to be expected with an something that has been kicking around Europe for more than 2000 years. The Elder Futhark runes have anywhere from from 5 - 15+ different names for them, the names above are the ancient germanic names. 

Stone Runes
Stone Runes

Cards 

The cards will be roughly the size of business cards.

What you will get for $10

  • A handmade rune card. 
  • A page containing information about the rune you have drawn
  • An A4 poster containing all of the runes and their Germanic names
  • and a special surprise

What you will get for $150

  • A deck of handmade rune cards
  • A signed hand bound and illustrated copy of my Introduction and Attunement to Runes book. 
  • An A4 poster containing all of the runes and their Germanic names.
  • and special surprise 

 I love to carry these sorts of cards around with me every day. A rune card can be tucked away inside you wallet, purse, phone or where ever you want. 

Another Draft Style for Rune Cards
Another Draft Style for Rune Cards

Process 

The 4 decks will all be unique, some using a combination techniques and paints, ink and anything else that I think will make a for a good rune card. Each deck will be channelled through a process of meditation and then constructed one at a time. This will be a time intensive process with each card roughly taking anywhere from 30 minutes to 2hrs to construct. Not all first attempts at an idea work, and not all ideas can be executed.With making decks sometimes I lack the skill to execute the idea or there is a technique problem and some materials don't play well with others that I'm using. I have a collection of draft and failed cards this will get a lot larger with this project. All the draft decks have been made while I have been on holidays for 3 weeks during January 2018 prior to this kickstarter going live as a proof of concept and a proof to myself that I can complete the rune cards and have them sent out within the time frames in the reward schedule. Nothing worse that watching a kickstarter fulfillment deadline come and go with the backer having nothing to show. 

More Draft Styles for Rune Cards
More Draft Styles for Rune Cards

Using Rune Decks

I have been making decks for personal use for over a year and each deck is always different and used for a different purpose. I pull a rune daily, asking a simple question, what challenges will today bring?, what lesson do I need to learn? and the runes give me an answer. With a single card it meditation point, a talisman to draw inspiration and power from. Feeling overwhelmed during your day, take your card out and reflect on it and the day that you are having.

Risks and challenges

The biggest risk to not completing this project is not giving myself enough time to complete it. The materials used are easily source and I have grow collection of odds and sods that all help me in all sorts of ways.

Postage has been included in the price of the kickstarter to make it simpler to know what you are paying. Nothing worse that looking at a kickstarter, liking it and when you check out the postage it's almost as much as the kickstarter itself.

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    Business Card Rune Deck

    A card drawn at random from a rune deck made using cards roughly business card sized. A card containing detail about the Rune from my currently unpublished book.

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    Complete Rune Deck

    A full deck of handcrafted Rune Cards and a hand illustrated copy of of my book.

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