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Custom rings for Kitty Pryde

Ellen Page as Kitty Pride in X-Men wearing Rune Rings designed by Joanna Szkiela, RedSofa, in collaboration with Ovate Costume Designer Louise Mingenbach. Photo by Alan Markfield – TM and © 2013 Marvel and Subs. TM and © 2013 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.

Ellen Page as Kitty Pride in X-Men wearing Rune Rings designed by Joanna Szkiela, RedSofa, in collaboration with Ovate
Costume Designer Louise Mingenbach. 
Photo by Alan Markfield – TM and © 2013 Marvel and Subs. TM and © 2013 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.

Life is full of surprises.

Audrey (Ovate) and I had launched the Rune Rings as part of her fall 2012 collection and they had gone viral. However, when a certain mysterious order came in from LA late last spring, I had no way of knowing what was really in store for us.

It seemed just like any other order. But when a month later the same customer came back asking for several more sets for the new X-Men movie, my jaw dropped. And that was how I found out that Louise Mingenbach had chosen our Rune Rings for the costume design of one of the characters in X-Men: Days of Future Past. Yet, a big question still remained: who was going to wear the rings? Which actress? Which character? On that, the studio's lips were sealed. All I knew is that I had to rush ship the rings to LA.

There was however one clue: the address contained a code name: "KP". Aha, I thought! What on earth does "KP" stand for? With a little googling it didn't take long to figure out the rings were destined for Ellen Page, or to be precise, her character Kitty Pryde.

Still, based on my (limited) experience of movie making, I didn't really think much about it, because I never actually believed the rings would make the final cut. Well, they did. Very cool!

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Rune Rings: our second anniversary

We are fast approaching our second anniversary of the Rune Rings collection launch. Yes, it was in 2012! Time flies...
It's has been a great project to work on with Audrey at Ovate

Rune Rings:

Set of 6, custom made, sterling silver. Each ring has its own meaning and power:

ALGIZ:         Sanctuary, Devine Protection  (thumb)

INGUZ:        True Love, Harmony, Fertility (index)

MANNAZ:    Spirit of Humanity, Man, Devine Union (middle)

KENAZ:        Fire, Knowledge, Enlightened Mind (upper finger, middle)

TEIWAZ:      Victory, Warrior, Triumphant (ring finger)

OTHALA:     Heritage, Ancestral Home (pinky)

 

About Runes:

We have inherited our knowledge of the magical and divinatory powers of Runes from Norse mythology. The name Rune derives from the root word run- (Gothic runa), meaning: secret, whisper. The Rune symbols are letters from the runic alphabets used to write Germanic and Scandinavian languages long before the adoption of the Latin alphabet. Historically, the Runic script developed from the Old Italic alphabets of antiquity, such as Raetic, Etruscan and Old Latin. In Norse mythology, the Runes are attributed with the power to bring that which is dead to life, and thus, Odin recounts a spell:

“I know a twelfth one if I see, up in a tree,
A dangling corpse in a noose,
I can so carve and color the runes,
That the man walks, And talks with me.”