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Topic: Every good witch/wizard needs a wand.  (Read 4128 times)
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« on: July 03, 2004 09:03:28 PM »

These are the wands that my daughter and I took on the Wizards Express (Local train turned wizard train and dress up for fun thingy)
I am so happy with how they turned out!

I made them from dowel.
My dad shaped the ends and the notches for the handle (hidden under the beads) on his bench grinder.
After I sanded them I painted them with watered down brown acrylic paint. I watered it down so that you could still see the grain of the wood. I did about 4-5 coats of brown, sandind lightly with a new scourer in between, just lightly enough to get the bumps off. (I never had sandpaper on hand so I used a brand new scourer instead, worked a treat.) Every time you wet the wood it makes the grain pop out and it can splinter easy, so that explains why I sanded so much.
After the brown I used watered down silver acrylic for 2 coats over the top, to add a bit of sparkle. On the little one I used gold.
Then I got some furry leathery strap and wrapped it around the handle. If you put the notches in the dowel and start wrapping the leather from in the notch it will let the bead work sit flat.
After the leather I did tubular peyote and added some charms to finish the handle off. Hindes the end of the leather and the glue well too.

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« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2004 09:07:08 PM »

wow, those are awesome! I love the sparkle.. very nice

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« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2004 08:41:26 PM »

very cute...

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« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2004 06:30:35 AM »

Awesome - my unfinished wand started as a branch with this wonderful part where my hand fits perfectly!
I scraped off all the bark and it's been drying and shrinking for quite some time now - I'm intending to add beads and put a crystal point in the tip!

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« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2004 09:07:43 PM »

What a fab mom you are!  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2004 05:49:50 PM »

I love these wands! I love the beadwork Smiley

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« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2004 10:25:59 PM »

Those are wicked cool! I wish I had a wizard train around here!
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2004 12:06:48 PM »

Very Nice, they look quite real to some of the ones in the movie.  I love your idea for the leather, its look really nice with it since it's a darker color
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2005 02:28:54 PM »

aww those are so pretty!!they look so good

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