Hi, I intend to make myself a set of runes. My question is regarding the material used. Would there be a problem if I used somewhat slippery white stones I took from a grave many years ago for this same purpose, but didn’t get around to it? I ask because I hear people traditionally use wood, specifically from a fruit-bearing tree. I actually have three fruit-bearing trees in my yard, two lemon and one fig. They don’t have very thick branches for me to remove though, nor do I really have any woodworking tools with which to refine the branch that I would remove.
Would there really be a problem with using stones for runes? They’re white, flat, and somewhat smooth, I intend on carving the runes into them, and then using some of my blood and a brush so as to paint some of my blood over the runes. This a bad idea? I’m about to start working on Stephen Flowers’ three books of runes.