If you want to take time and effort making your Runes I recommend you use polymer clay. Below is a tutorial on how to make your own Polymer Clay Runes.
How to make your own Runes using polymer clay.
Buy some polymer clay. If you have a clay press you can put pieces of the polymer clay through the press to soften it. In this tutorial, I didn’t have a clay press and it still worked very well, it is up to you. The clay is quite tough to work with. I use a metal rune stamp set. They can be hard to come by. Don’t worry if you don’t have one. You can use a ready set rune set to make your own set of stamps. (Press the runes into the clay. This will make mirror images of the runes. Cook the runes and you have made yourself a rune stamp set!)
Then the Runes has to cook in the oven. Follow the instructions set by the manufacturer of the polymer clay. When the runes are finished cooking the clay will be very hard (like a rock). I usually put mine on for 15 – 20 min on 180 degrees heat. It is important that you check on your Runes while in the oven. If they over-cook they get bubbles in them, and they don’t look good.
Once they have cooled down you are ready to paint them. I usually paint mine black to start with, and then I gently press another paint color on top using a sponge making sure the Rune symbols remain black.
Sometimes having something you made yourself makes it even more valuable.
Below is a gallery of some Polymer Clay Runes I’ve made in the past
You can also make Lovely Rune binding jewellery.
Find a lovely box for your Runes.
You can also make your own Witches stones. They often come in 8 or 13 depending on which template you are using. You can get the Witches rune templates here.