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Holiday Closure

The Silver bough is currently closed for the holiday period and website maintenance. We are currently not taking new orders but will reopen for business on Monday 5th January 2015.







Prize Draw Winner

The Silver Bough is pleased to announce the winner of our Summer Solstice Prize Draw. The winning name drawn at random on November 1st 2012 was Jane Simpson, from Yorkshire, United Kingdom. Jane will receive a small fine silver Sol pendant.



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New Line - Troll Crosses

The Silver Bough has launched a new line. Silver Troll Cross Pendants.

The troll cross is a talisman in the shape of an oval crossed at the bottom. It was originally an iron charm worn by early Scandinavian peoples or a larger version hung in or outside homes as a protection against trolls and elves (iron was believed to ward off the faerie-folk).



Silver Troll Cross



Runelight Competition - January Winner Announced

The final winner of the Runelight Competition was announced on 1st January. Once again as part of a Goody Bag from Joanne, the winner received a hand made fine silver Rune Pendant made by The Silver Bough, but this time the winner requested an Elder Futhark "Jera" rune.

Jera Silver Rune

The January winner is Anna D. and her entry is here:

Watch Anna's winning video on YouTube



Runelight Competition - December Winner Announced

The second of the three winners of the Runelight Competition was announced on 1st December. Once again as part of a Goody Bag from Joanne, the winner received a hand made fine silver 'Aesk' Rune Pendant made by The Silver Bough.

Aesk Silver Rune

Joanne will be announcing the final winner on 1st January so there is still a chance to win a prize.

The December winner is Kaitlin Kemp and her entry is here:

Watch Kaitlin's winning video on YouTube



Runelight Competition - November Winner Announced

On 1st November Joanne Harris announced the first of the three winners of the Runelight Competition. As part of a Goody Bag from Joanne, the winner received a hand made fine silver 'Aesk' Rune Pendant made by The Silver Bough.

Aesk Silver Rune

Joanne will be announcing another winner on 1st December and another on 1st January so there are still chances to win a prize.

The lucky November winner is Eleanor Ford and her entry is here:

Watch Eleanor's winning video on YouTube



Runelight - Joanne Harris

Runelight

Following on from the amazing adventures of Runemarks, Joanne Harris has given us another glimpse into her realm of Norse Gods, demons, goblins, fantastic creatures and her young heroine, Maddy Smith. Enter a domain of adventure, deception, strategy, love, tragedy and a dollop of humour; where things are rarely what they seem to be. Welcome to the compelling world of RUNELIGHT. Coming this Autumn to a book seller near you.

Joanne is also running a fanfic/fanart competition to celebrate the release of the book. The winner and the two runners-up will get a Runelight goodie bag, including signed copies of the new book and a silver rune pendant with the runemark of their choice, made especially for them by The Silver Bough.



New Lines from The Silver Bough

The Silver Bough has now introduced three new lines of handmade and designed items to our shop.

Valknut Sculptures:

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These beautifully crafted small oak sculptures are mounted on a polished Walnut base.
For shipping purposes and convenience to our customers, the sculptures will be mounted on the base by a thin copper ‘stand’ which is detachable from the base.
Valknut
All Valknuts are hand made and finished.

Wooden Hanging Runes:

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Each rune is made to order.
Again these runes are fashioned in oak and handcrafted. A brass fixing at the top with a suede leather thong will allow you to hang these where you feel appropriate. Each choice of rune is unique to the buyer.

Handcrafted Cards:

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Yggdrasil and Runic cards.
Each card is individually handcrafted. There will be differences between each due to the uniqueness and handmade nature of each Yggdrasil (Life Ash – Norse Tree of life, which encompasses the Nine Worlds) and runic cards.
Each card will be supplied with an envelope and a plastic sleeve to protect them. They will be sold individually (free P&P) or in boxed groups of ten.