After racking my brain for weeks trying to think of something to make for the Atlantic Woodworkers Christmas Toy Drive the idea to make some magic wands popped into my head. I was trying to think of something for kids that were a bit older and with the big interest in the Harry Potter series over the past few years this certainly filled the bill.
The wands are made of Ash, approximately 15″ long and the handles are dyed with purple, blue and turquoise leather stain. Several coats of wipe-on poly were applied and then buffed with some carnauba wax.
I wire-burned some accent rings which helped to keep the stain, which is quite runny, into it’s particular section of the handles. Here are some closeups:
I also attached a card to each of the wands with gold cord telling the prospective owner the power that the wand possesses.
The Wand of Maginar
This Wand of Maginer has been enchanted with the Elements of Fairy Dust, tweaked with a Grain of Raven Beak. It’s Power is based in Imagination and Invention. Please use carefully.
The Wand of Trudge-On
This Wand of Trudge-On has been enchanted with the Elements of Mountain Wind, blended with a Waft of Meadow Nectar. It’s Power is based in Persistence and Perseverance. Please use carefully.
The Wand of Na-Turia
This Wand of Naturia has been enchanted with the Elements of Tower Leaf, toasted with the Pith of Wild Oaken Root. It’s Power is based in Wonderment and Interest. Please use carefully.
The Wand of Frender
This Wand of Frender has been enchanted with the Elements of Oren Alloy, mixed with the Principles of Positivity. It’s Power is based in Goodwill and Trust. Please use carefully.
This was a fun project and I hope that the children that receive these will have as much fun playing with them.
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