Handmade Rune Jewelry
The Wicked Griffin specializes in crafting Rune Jewelry that is unique, eclectic and features one of a kind personalizations you won't find anywhere else.
I use a variety of techniques from stamping, hammering and etching on Sterling Silver, Copper and aluminum, giving you endless options for a piece of Rune Jewelry you can treasure for a lifetime.
If you are new to Runes, I have many resources available here on The Wicked Griffin website in an effort to help you learn more about Runes as Jewelry, even how to read and write in Runes.
Runes are more than a mere alphabet. They are the hidden mysteries, they are forces and powers in nature, of creation, transformation and destruction. Yes, indeed, Runes can be destructive. But that is not because they are evil. There is no such thing as good and evil as a dual opposition in Northern spirituality. They can be because destruction and the likes are sometimes necessary to create, to transform, to come back into life and full force. Just look around and you will see that this happens everywhere in nature.
Bringing a piece of Rune Jewelry into your life means allowing yourself to discover the secret of that Rune, to enmesh yourself into its journey. To transform and move beyond your own limits within your mind. You will face yourself with challenges to evolve and move beyond the boundaries which keep you confined. But be warned, Runes can almost be equivalent to inviting a mineral or crystal into your life, you'll notice it around you, you'll see it and feel it. You may find yourself going through an emotional breakdown, or noticing the people around you just don't resonate with you anymore.
The only thing concerning here is, are you ready to transform yourself through Runes? Are you ready to tackle the depths of your mind and emotions, are you ready to conquer and defeat what holds you back? It may mean completely destroying the "you" that you know, it may mean losing people you think play an important part in your life. But the real question is...
Can you endure it?
Chances are, if you have found yourself attracted to a particular Rune, then maybe that's just what you need. Perhaps it's your time to evolve into the person you are supposed to be.
Don't be afraid of the destruction! For it is through this destruction that BRINGS the changes you need. You cannot build something new over something old, it must be destroyed.
Just like the changes of the seasons, we too go through cycles of rebirth and destruction and death, every day of our lives is an opportunity to become the person we want to be.
"Then I was fertilized and became wise;
I truly grew and thrived.
From a word to a word I was led to a word,
From a work to a work I was led to a work."
Just as Odin sacrificed himself for 9 nights on Yggdrasil, the Tree of Life, to acquire the mysteries and knowledge of the Runes, so too shall you sacrifice a bit of yourself. This means letting go of all the things that hold you back, that stand in your way and giving yourself the opportunity to do so.
Why not now?
If you're ready to invite the Runes into YOUR life, then I invite you to let me be your craftswoman, the artisan who's passion is creating powerful, beautiful and personal Runes in the form of Jewelry. Wearing Runes as jewelry is one of the best ways to acquire it's knowledge, as it will be with you always.
Even now as I write these words for you, I am conquering my own limitations of communicating what is in my mind to the outside world. You see, it's easy for me to create. But not so easy to convey that message through words. So thank you, dear Laguz, you never cease to fail me!