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Runic Talismans: Wooden Pendant Charm w/ Elder Futhark Rune or Bindrune, created from exotic woods, for Necklace, Keychain - MANY AVAILABLE




$12.00

  • Details
    The Scandinavian Elder Futhark is the oldest form of runic alphabets. Long before these runes were used to communicate thoughts or to commemorate a life, they were used in a magical sense, often to invoke the favor of the gods or even ward off their attentions. Stacking or conjoining the runes created what was known as a 'bindrune' - enhancing the magical power(s) of the runes used to create it, for many everyday purposes - protection from evil or one's enemies, good luck, success in business, and a healthy childbirth, to name a few. Available here are wooden pendants created from fine and exotic hardwoods, beautifully decorated and finished, for use as pendant necklaces, keychains, zipper charms, etc. Each charm was created with a powerful laser engraver, then assembled and finished by hand. Customers may select whether to have the pendant ship on a braided leather necklace (brown), or with a 1-inch keyring and small chain.

    These pendants are IN STOCK and READY TO SHIP; in the photos, there is a selection chart with the available pendants numbered and titled which corresponds to the drop-down selector. In the case of an "Out of Stock" item, please message me; if the wood is readily available I can make another like the one requested in 1-3 business days.

    Each pendant or charm is created from two pieces of thin hardwood; a 1/8-inch "backer", with a 1/16-inch "overlay". In some cases, the backer may have a design engraved into the surface that shows through or even integrates with a similar design on the overlay. Border designs taken from historical or historically-inspired sources may also be engraved into the overlay surface. The two layers are adhered together with an adhesive specifically formulated for wood, and the edges and joins are fully sealed with the lacquer layer. These pendants are both beautiful and resilient; capable of many years of wear and use. Each pendant is 1.5-inches high by 1-inch wide, with a thickness of 3/16-inch. The corners and surfaces are sanded by hand to be very smooth, and the entire charm is lacquered with a quality satin. No pigmented stains are used; the color(s) of each charm is the actual wood color, be it canarywood, cherry, padauk, purpleheart, or walnut.

    A note about runic meanings: As with most things from the ancient world, there is still much debate over the usage and in some cases, meanings of the individual runes. Many of the meanings described below come from the work of Edred Thorsson, a prominent scholar and rune master.

    ELDER FUTHARK RUNES:
    Algiz: Elk/Protection
    Fehu: Money/Gold/Success
    Othala: Power (aid from above)
    Thurisaz: Strength (attributed to Thor)

    BINDRUNES:
    Protection from Evil/Enemies: Ihwaz (Tree of Life, Yggdrasil) bound with Thurisaz (Strength)
    Realization (of Ambition/Dream): Othala (Power, Sovereign Aid) bound with Isa (Creation, Matter)

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  • Shipping & Policies

    Shipping from United States

    Processing time

    1-3 business days

    Estimated shipping times

    • North America : 3 - 5 business days

    I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

    Customs and import taxes

    Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

    Payment Options

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    • Accepts Etsy gift cards

    Returns & Exchanges

    I gladly accept returns and exchanges

    Just contact me within: 7 days of delivery

    Ship items back to me within: 14 days of delivery

    I don't accept cancellations

    But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

    The following items can't be returned or exchanged

    Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

    • Custom or personalized orders
    • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
    • Digital downloads
    • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
    • Items on sale

    Conditions of return

    Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Wholesale availability

    Due to the nature of the majority of my work, and the typical amount of business that comes through my shop, wholesale items are not available.

    Custom and personalized orders

    Please contact me before placing an order should you desire customizations not outlined or offered in any particular listing.

    Holiday ordering

    During the Christmas holiday season, I can quickly become VERY busy; typically putting in 12 hour days in order to make holiday shipping deadlines.
    Please plan ahead - I begin taking Christmas orders in late August, but due to workload, I will close the shop to further made-to-order requests the first week of December. Ready to ship items remain listed and ship as stated in their listing.

    Shipping times

    In the case of any custom or Made To Order item, I try very hard to meet the listed production/ship time for the listed item. However, I am a one-man shop, and the handcrafted nature of the work, particularly during busy periods, can cause delays. If you require your item by a specific date, please inquire first. I do not rush the work, as I want each piece to be exceptional and worthy to the person purchasing it. Thank you for your patience and understanding, and of course, your patronage!