My Definition of a RUNE is a symbol of a secret mystery, a magical sign, or hidden
lore. It can be from the established Greek and Roman variety, or the Celtic or Druidic, or any symbol that personifies a virtue or a feeling. With my new line of RUNE Puzzles, I am hoping to help
you show how you feel or think. Give me some idea, we can co-create! I am open to new ideas. These will be "fixed in place" puzzled works of art, so they will be easier to display.
Please order early so that your RUNE Puzzle arrives with plenty of time to spare. Allow up to 6 weeks for a custom design. I look forward to hearing from you. The RUNES will vary in
price depending on the amount of detail you want.
We have decided to make all of our RUNES and smaller puzzles permanently "fixed in place" so that they can be
displayed as wall art without the pieces falling out. This means that they will be cut into puzzle pieces (puzzled) but will not be functional puzzles. Should you want a small
functional puzzle, all you need do is contact us.
Will have a finished size of 7" square. A fixed in place creation. The New Beginnings RUNE (in green) is stylized and represents all things new. The Lotus blossom is also a new beginning and
shows, among other things, a spiritual awakening. This will have a black frame.
7" x 9" 65 very small pieces (this is a functional puzzle)
Made from 1/2 poplar and painted with metallic paint. 7 finish coats of clear enamel give it an almost "under water" look.
A tree is a symbol of strength and endurance. They represent shelter, longevity, growth and beauty. Do you have someone who is your tree? Someone who stands tall and shelters you from life's adversities? Someone who bends with the winds of hardship and stays strong? Who is your shelter from the storm? Or someone you look up to for their strength of character? Show him/her with this rune. It has balance, beauty and strength. Give them this RUNE to let them know that you notice and care. Tell them what they mean to you every time they look at this RUNE.
~ NOT intended for small children as the small pieces could present a choking hazard. ~
7" x 9" - a fully functional puzzle. Made up of 63 very small pieces.
The term parabatai comes from heniochoi kai parabatai, which just means "charioteers and side-men" in Ancient Greek. The side-man (or woman) cannot leave the charioteer; the side-man fights from
the chariot to protect the other, while the charioteer drives; the one is useless without the other.
The words of the parabatai oath are a variation of the verse Ruth 1:16-17 from the Bible: "Don't urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried. May the Lord deal with me, be it ever so severely, if even death separates you and me." This particular RUNE is from a set out of a fantasy series called: The Mortal Instruments.
I have not intended this to actually be used AS a puzzle, but rather have added the pieces to enhance the look and texture. It fits with the meaning of Parabatai. All pieces are needed to make the whole. It is fully functional as a puzzle but the pieces will be fragile. Keep away from small children as the pieces could present a choking hazard.
7" x 9" ~ NOT fixed in place. This is a functional puzzle with 65+ very small pieces.
Everyone has a talent/gift, something that they were born with. They have a talent for making people feel comfortable and welcome. They have the gift of being a good listener. They can
paint amazing pictures with words. This RUNE tells them that you noticed and appreciate them. For the person whose talent you admire and would like to tell them so. All of our talents are
gifts, from the gift of friendship, to painting the chapel ceiling, to singing an opera. All are talents, and all have worth. Celebrate that.
NOT to be around small children as the small pieces could present a choking hazard.
The following RUNES are out sold out, but I can create more for you. Choose your colors and let me know. The New Beginnings RUNE and the New Beginnings Butterfly RUNE are especially
popular. Just because it says sold out does not mean that you can't have one! Contact me and let's make one unique to you! There are so many different RUNES to choose from; these are a very
small selection. Let me help you create the perfect one.
7" x 9" The perfect gift to give to someone to help them celebrate their new beginning. It shows them that you are excited and support their progress. Every time they look at it they will
remember and know that they are cared about! A new graduate? A new job? A new house? A wedding? or sometimes a leaving a bad situation and turning toward the sun. New Beginnings need to be
These are not in stock, but I can make one for you in a short amount of time. Let me know what colors you want and I can have it done and to you before you know it! Contact us!
I will have more of these very soon!
7" x 9" in size. Made of 1/2" poplar, it is a "fixed in place" puzzled work of art!
A beautiful copper celebration of NEW BEGINNINGS! A wonderful way to congratulate someone (or yourself) on taking that step that gets you started. It is an accomplishment that deserves
notice. It shows them that you are excited and support their progress. Every time they look at it they will remember and know that they are cared about! A new graduate? A new job? A new
house? A wedding? or sometimes it is about leaving a bad situation and turning toward the sun. New Beginnings need to be celebrated!
7" x 9" Framed work of art. It is "fixed in place" and will display nicely on a wall or shelf. A reminder to those who see it that they have an emotional and mental "Inner Strength"
that can be drawn on in times of need to get them through. Made of Poplar, with metallic colors and a hint of wood peeking through.
They are: The Joy of Life RUNE and Perseverance RUNE. These are two examples of RUNES that I have designed for people based on what they told me in our conversations.
One customer is a joyful being and wanted a rune depicting joy. She wanted rainbows, flowers and hummingbirds. I designed this one for her. The rune is an African Rune and is most often seen in black and white. I chose to put a rainbow in one side and fill the other side with sunshine. There are two pairs of hummingbirds and lots of flowers. It makes me smile just to look at it!
An African Rune which symbolizes perseverance and strength. An order from a woman for the sister of her heart. She said her sister was one of the toughest people she knows,
that she never gives up, that she personifies perseverance. She also told me that her friend was everything summer. So I designed this for her with fancy hummingbirds, and lots of summer
flowers and colors.
13" x 13.5" 155 pieces
I posted this to show you what is possible when we communicate. This one is sold, but others can be created!
A custom order. The customer had so many new things in her life and she wanted something that would reflect all of them! She wanted bold colors and lots of flowers and butterflies. This was the image that came to me based on our conversation. Notice that the body of the butterfly is actually a RUNE that means New Beginnings. Butterflies also represent New Beginnings and Transformation. Water can symbolize something new, something spiritual, something good and pure.