I think of these as the leaves of Yggdrasil. I forge my leafs on Wednesday (Wotan or Odin's day). I have an altar to Odin in my shop. I make offerings of spirits, of intoxicants, and of cedar smoke. I chant into each leaf a request to be connected to the world tree. For this leaf to be a path finder, and a help in navigation between the worlds. As well as a connection to the root of all things. I chant the runes of Odin into each leaf as it's forged, as well as runes of protection. Lastly, I quenched the pendant in beeswax to give it a protective coating, which also gives it the black finish.