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Rune Inchies Swap *International*

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Rune Inchies Swap *International*
Swap Coordinator:foovay (contact)
Swap categories: Miscellaneous  Art  Artist Trading Card (ATC) 
Number of people in swap:13
Last day to signup/drop:December 30, 2008
Date items must be sent by:January 30, 2009
Number of swap partners:1

Runes are mysterious symbols used by many cultures for communication, and perhaps even more so, for fortune telling. The petroglyphs left by prehistoric Native Americans in many places in my home state of New Mexico have meanings - but does anyone know for sure their language? Egyptian hieroglyphs, too, fall into this category of "picture writing". And, of course, many of us are familiar with the Norse runes often carved on stones and used for scrying, good luck pieces, or foretelling.

Inchies, of course, are 1" by 1" bits of art - a lot of creativity packed into a very small bit of space. The first time I saw them, they immediately reminded me of runestones.

Create your own set of six rune inchies for your partner. If you are feeling really creative, be sure to earn a heart by enclosing a set of notes giving the meanings of each rune, and even suggested methods of reading them! (Such as; toss on a table and read the ones that land face up for the answer to your question). Make up your own, or use historical runes, petroglyphs, hieroglyphs, etc for inspiration. Be serious, or wise, or funny, whatever you like.

Since these are intended to be similar to rune stones, please use at least card stock weight paper, if not something thicker and heavier.

I would really love to see what everyone comes up with - so if I set up a Flickr group for this swap - would you share?

Rating of at least 4 and no recent flakes. Newbies welcome. International. I'm going to set this up with a good long run time to miss all the holidays - and give you time to think...

OUR FLICKR GROUP: http://www.flickr.com/groups/runeinchies/


threesweetpeas 11/ 6/2008 #

hey i found this site that will translate whatever you write into runic language!

here is the link


foovay 11/ 9/2008 #

Thanks threesweetpeas!

mythomia 11/10/2008 #

http://www.sunnyway.com/runes/writeinrunes.html is the way the link worked for me.

mythomia 11/10/2008 #

Sorry, I don't see the link correctly on my browser. Bear with me, I'm going to try once more to post it the way it should appear:


mythomia 11/10/2008 #

Alright, it takes more programming knowledge than I have. If anyone else is having trouble seeing the link, where it says "in" in italics really should be an underline, followed by the word in, followed by an underline.

Sorry for the multiple posts!

Misja 11/12/2008 #

Setting up a Flickr group would be great - I'd certainly contribute.

Beadweaver 11/14/2008 #

Copy and paste this: http://www.sunnyway.com/runes/writeinrunes.html It works, I was there and tried it out before I posted it here.

Misja 11/24/2008 #

Ehm ... people seem to be dropping like flies from this swap. Any particular reason?

threesweetpeas 11/25/2008 #

link to the rune writer website

i finally learned how to do it, it is so easy!!

threesweetpeas 11/25/2008 #

goodness now the link isnt working!!!!!!

i dont know why people are dropping, i am really looking forward to it!

foovay 11/26/2008 #

:( me neither, unless it has something to do with the holidays. I know I'm at my limit of 20 swaps, and I keep seeing more I want to join!

I will definately set us up a Flickr group as soon as partners are assigned.

crescendo 11/28/2008 #

let me give it a try for the link to rune writer site

threesweetpeas 12/ 3/2008 #

yikes, i think i have to drop, :(

Starwatcher 12/ 8/2008 #

I'm sure it has to do with the 20 swap limit AND the holidays because there are so many Christmas cards type swaps out there right now. I expect that the people who dropped put it on their WATCH list like I have - so they can sign up after the Christmas swaps are gone.

Redwing 12/ 9/2008 #

Wow, since I carve Norse rune sets and am new on here this seems perfect.

kitty4peace 12/ 9/2008 #

So I have been having a blast thinking up meanings for my runes set...anyone else having just way too much fun with this? Good swap idea foovay!

Beadweaver 12/17/2008 #

http://www.sunnyway.com/runes/ I don't know why that other one quit working. I went here and it worked. But for how long.......................?

foovay 12/31/2008 #

Wheeeeee - 13 in the swap, partners assigned, everyone is a 5 rating so I know no one is gonna let us down. On the slight tiny miniscule chance it is necessary I will angel. Off to set us up a Flickr group -

foovay 12/31/2008 #

You should have all just recieved an email invite to our flickr group, but just in case it is here: http://www.flickr.com/groups/runeinchies/

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