Tonight's blog post isn't actually about something I've made, or planned to make. This time, I thought I'd show you what some of my friends do with their spare time... Carita and Marcus make such lovely runic sticks, inspired by similar medieval finds. These pictures below I took this summer as they stopped by for a chat and some light handicraft.
I just love this type of secret runes! The best ever!
When we got married C and M were kind enough to make a runic stick for us as well. I just took some pictures of it to show here on the blog but I can't seem to find the cable, and thus I'm unable to get the pictures out of the camera... But it's very pretty, and usually hangs in our bedroom window as a reminder of our wedding day.
Each of the four sides carries an inscription; one with my name, of with my beloved husband's name, one with a quote from a real medieval inscription, and one with a secret inscription.
The quote is from a runic stick from Bryggen, Bergen. It reads:
Unn þú mér
ann ek þér
This roughly translates to "If you love me, then I love you. Kiss me." (The original also contains the name Gunnhildr, and ends with a "kann ek þik" - "I know you well.") The last side of our stick, inscribed with a row of little heads (like the one in the picture above!), turned out to be a signature telling the reader carved the runes. I love it, so once more - thank you Carita and Marcus!