Thursday, February 10, 2011

Vendor Profile: Country Rune

I have met so many wonderful vendors who have become friends in the last couple of years that I want to share some of their work with you over the next few weeks.  Let me introduce you to Rose and her company, Country Rune.

Rose and I met at the Kaleidoscope Gathering, an annual non-denominational Pagan camping event, at the Whispering Pines campground 80 km. east of Ottawa in 2009.  She was in vendor's row selling her wares, just like we were.  The product line of her company, includes Runes (the alphabet of the Celtic, Germanic and Viking tribes that, as well as being used for spelling words, can be used for divination) and copper jewelry.

Wood burning has been a passion of hers for years.  She tells me that the smell of the wood burning is very relaxing for her!! 

She started with a simple wood burner creating Runes from reclaimed wood (see above).  She later upgraded the wood burner and started making coasters & plaques, creating images that followed the patterns of the wood grain.  Next came the visits to thrift stores looking for wooden products to enhance with pictures of nature...birds, dragonflies & flowers.

When she started having issues with her feet, she began creating copper, chain mail anklets to ease the pain and help her walk.  Nothing she could find commercially fit her properly.  She figured that others would have encountered the same problem, so she decided to make them to sell also.  Now, her jewelry line includes not only anklets, but bracelets and necklaces as well.

You can see more of her work and contact her from the Country Rune page on Facebook.

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