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Natural runestones
Engraved with the elder futhark runes on natural river rocks.

Posted by Dragon Preacher from Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States • Published See Dragon Preacher's 16 projects »

  • Step 1

    Choose 24 clean and even rocks of approximate equal size

  • Step 2

    Using the rotary tool with the etching bit installed, engrave one rune on each stone.

  • Step 3

    Carefully paint the engraved marking with red paint. Let dry



xoxo- Brook
xoxo- Brook · Anchorage, Alaska, US · 3 projects
What would you do with theese?
Raven W.
Raven W. · Brisbane, Queensland, AU · 70 projects
I've made sets like these, both on river stones and crystals. The plain types are best (my favourite was on obsidian) as it's a lot easier to see the rune on a single-colour crystal.

The engraving is quite easy, best thing to use is the flexible extension you can get for them, makes it more like holding a thick pen than a mini drill. I used diamond bits on mine but good engraving ones work too. Just be sure to have a few spare stones in case some go wrong, as they inevitably do when I'm doing them Happy
Liz F.
Liz F.
I have some river rocks that I bought at a craft store will a dremel cut (engrave) the stones?
Liz F.
Liz F.
I would love to do this but I do not have a dremel and etching tool. Was wondering if there was anyone who would be willing to posibably make me a set. If so please email me
DIS.AR.RAY · Las Vegas, Nevada, US · 32 projects
These are amazing! I'm thinknig about making a set for my friend Adam [who is also the High Priest in my coven] because he is really into Runes.

I want to do them on lapis lazuli because that is our coven stone, but a]I don't have an etching tool b]he already has a set [but I'm thinking if I do make it, I will give it to him as our coven set] c]Even if i HAD a dremel thing, I would be horrible with it, I'm way to used to pencils and pens and fanally d] I would fail greatly in comparison to these, so when i finally DID make them somehow, I would feel that they are crap, and I wouldn't give them to him, and it would be a huge big mess


Sugarlishes · Fort Hood, Texas, US · 136 projects
wow i been wanting to make something like this for a long time too! these are fantastic looking!
Nicole Renee
Nicole Renee · Kansas City, Missouri, US · 16 projects
Dude, talk about amazing ness! I love it! It's so magical feeling!
Dragon Preacher
Dragon Preacher · Oklahoma, Oklahoma, US · 16 projects
Thanks Happy It's not so much hard to do as having a steady hand while doing it. I find I can do about five then have to stop for a bit to rest the hand from gripping the dremel.
Vanna · Santa Barbara, California, US · 2 projects
these are awesome! is it hard to do the etchings though? I've never really used a rotary tool before.

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