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Handmade Wand ''Praeclarus'' ML-137A by PraeclarusWands Handmade Wand ''Praeclarus'' ML-137A by PraeclarusWands
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EDIT 16 Aug 2012: Replaced the old picture with a better one.

Here it is, my first ever wand. It was tentatively completed early January 2011 and modded Feb 1, 2011. (Modded again April 9, 2011) It was carved by hand from a birch dowel with whittling knives. 14 3/4" long.

Originally, the design had everything but the brown part of the shaft unsanded and colored black to achieve a woodburn effect, but that two color combo just looked too plain. So, I carved away the existing pommel's extra bits (it used to be pointy and angular) and rounded it off.

Total time (wand): about 12 hours
Total time (box): was my first one, still working out kinks, so about 5 hours.

Praeclarus Wands and the Praeclarus Wands logo are trademarks of Maranda Li. Please don't upload my work to other places without asking first! (That's stealing.)

Disclaimer: My crafts are in no way associated with occult beliefs. Wandmaking is only a hobby and is my way of showing support for J.K. Rowling's wonderful world. All wand designs I make are my original designs (and thus are (c) to me), and do not intentionally bear resemblance to any other wands found anywhere unless stated otherwise.
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angelfabeth Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Love the dark colours :D
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LordSha Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
I wish my first attempt would have been as good as yours ! Nice work !
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PraeclarusWands Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! Haha, I actually went back after a few months and fixed it up...my "actual" first attempt wasn't -quite- this nice... XD
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LostEleganceAdopts Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
wow…
How did you get the case?
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PraeclarusWands Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I made it! (After much experimentation...XD)
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LostEleganceAdopts Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
awesome!
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Dyrvnu Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
Why can't my first wand be like this. T_T This is amazing! My first wand turned out like someone decided to eat a wand, and throw it up.
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PraeclarusWands Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
XD Actually, my first attempt turned out to be much different - it's still the same wand, but it was thicker before, and I had used markers instead of stain. After I made about five more wands, I decided to mod my own original wand, so I thinned it out some more and restained it with actual wood stain, so this is what it looks like now. :)
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Dyrvnu Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
:O

Wow... My first wand was the is where you roll up paper very stiffly. :p I tried my first carved wand yesterday...

BTW thanks for inspiration to do this. I don't have to be bored anymore!
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PraeclarusWands Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I can't wait to see how it turned out! Will you post pics?
I'm glad I could inspire you! It's the best thing I could hope for~
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