As I have already posted a couple of the bindrunes I've made recently, I thought it might be a good idea to give a lesson on building a bindrune. This can also apply to making one's own sigil or other purpose. A bindrune is a combining of letters or symbols (usually from an ancient or magickal alphabet) for the express purpose of manifesting a desired action such as protection, money, employment, basically anything you need or want. Although I would definitely put needs above wants. You're more likely to have a greater success rate.
Something to consider when making a bindrune is to consider the culture from which the alphabet letter or symbols come from. I prefer the Elder Futhark Runes. Some use the Theban or Witch's Alphabet. Others may use the Hebrew or any number of ancient alphabet symbols. As I use the Elder Futhark I'll base my explanation on it.
The Norse were a strong, powerful, honor-driven, society. There was no room for weakness. Weakness brought potential harm or death to themselves and/or the village itself. It was a kill or be killed environment. Using even this simplistic description it then becomes quite obvious that the Nordic runes are not meant for works that need a "soft" touch. These runes bring with them a very powerful punch (think Thor here with his mighty hammer!)
For comparison, the Hebrew alphabet used in works do not hold the same energy. It is a much older alphabet, from a society that has consistently throughout its history been that of slaves or the oppressed; their family & ancestral ties are incredibly strong, and they are historically, the world's monetary exchange! Based on this information then, the Hebrew alphabet bindrunes would be best used for monetary/employment works, works regarding family dynamics, ancestral contact, as well as removing obstacles.
This is not to say that the same cannot be used for any of the various ancient alphabets & symbols, only that the historical energies behind them bring different types and levels of energy. You just have to know what you're wanting, find the alphabet with the energies you want and use them. As I said previously, I prefer the Elder Futhark Runes. They are a part of my ancestral background. And I use them for any situation. But what I'm saying is that if you're not drawn to any one ancient alphabet in particular, then use the energies of the one best suited to your need. And of course, a little historical research will be in order if you don't already know at least something about the culture or source of your chosen alphabet.
Now to build a bindrune. The following is a part of the lesson I teach on Seals, Sigils & Bindrunes at Midnight Blue Pagan Study Center.