Handmade chunky ceramic stone like pendant made from high fire white stoneware pottery clay (2000F). This focal bead has been hand formed by me, carved with the Bind Rune for Protection & Strength, fired, then glazed a rustic turquoise and fired once again. Resistant to all the elements, extremely hard and will last a lifetime! Made with care and lots of love!!Threaded onto a strong black satiny adjustable 2mm cord. The bead itself measures 1 inch wide x 1 inch long by 1/4 inch thick ( 25mm x 25mm x 6mm), and is topped by a metal silver plated Bali bead.**Each creation is unique and one of a kind. You will receive what is EXACTLY pictured in the photos above. Colour intensity may vary from PC monitor to smart phone screen.**Uruz: Strength (the Wild Ox) and Algiz: protection (the Elk)Bind Runes:A Bind Rune (often spelled BindRune) is created by combining two or more ancient Viking Runes into a single symbol. What this combination is believed to do is create a more powerful Rune, than the individual Runes used to make it. Bind Runes were rare in Viking days; there are not many examples of the ancient Norse writing them. They became more common among the Scandinavian people later in the Middle Ages.