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Art Elements Component of the Month - Runes - Niky Sayers!

Wow, time flies! And this is the last "Component" of the Month Challenge - if you didn't see it, we're switching over to themes for the rest of the year, to allow for a wider variety of interpretations and mediums. Niky made these awesome copper clay Runes for us for February.

A rune, in case you're not familiar, is a symbol used in ancient Germanic languages before the adoption of the Latin alphabet. The runes Niky chose are "Elder Futhark" which is the oldest of the runic alphabets. As usual, I didn't take a photo of my rune until after I was done making something with it, but the one I received is the bottom left in the photo above.



My rune is Uruz. The meaning is Auroch, or wild ox. The "esoteric" meaning of this rune is physical strength, speed, a time of great energy, action, courage, tenacity, wisdom.

I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with my rune, but I used it as a cabochon. I didn't want to put any holes in it - I didn't want to permanently change it in case I changed my mind! So I bezeled it using some cute czech faceted beads and demi size 11s.

I didn't get a change to finish it, but I will be making a nice beaded strap for it. Originally I thought I would make it into a necklace with labradorite, but decided against it.

I hope you've enjoyed this last Component of the Month, and will visit everyone else's blog! Next month the theme is Nests!




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Lesley said…
Very pretty setting - I love blue with copper...look forward to seeing it finished.
Lesley said…
Very pretty setting - I love blue with copper...look forward to seeing it finished.
I love the color beads you chose for this! They reallly complement the rune. I am sure you will finish it off beautifully.
Laney said…
those blues really bring out the copper colours, just lovely.
LYILHA said…
You prob. already know I am partial to bead embroidery! Beautiful color choices - can't wait to see how it turns out!
Caroline said…
Love your colour choices, they really show off the rune. Looking forward to seeing it finished!
Lindsay said…
So delicate Sue! I can't wait to see the finished piece with the strap. I love the contrasting palette.
Jenny said…
The colors of the Czech glass with the copper? So good ! I think a beaded strap will be fab.
Niky Sayers said…
Sue your colour choices are always so wonderful, you have taken a rather simple piece of metal and made it into something very beautiful! Thank you for joining in!
Saraccino said…
It is already lovely and I look forward to see the finished piece! I am always impressed by bead embroidery, I really don't have the patience for it!

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