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This is wand no. 38, based on the life and work of composer Ludwig van Beethoven. In the beginning of his career, Beethoven's style of music reflected the ideals of the Classical era, but as he continued his work, he formed his own style that placed less emphasis on the Classical era's beauty of form and more emphasis on the emotion behind the work. Because of this, Beethoven became known as the transition composer between the Classical and Romantic eras of music.
His role as the transformative composer is reflected in the wand by the swirling, somewhat random design, which starts out neat and orderly, with a rotationally symmetrical handle. As the wand moves towards the tip, the design becomes more asymmetrical and random, representing the change of values and Beethoven's own crazy nature.
I carved the wand out of a hardwood dowel (birch) with whittling knives, sanded it with 150, 300, and 600 grit sandpaper, stained it with sedona red and provincial stains, and applied three coats of clear acrylic varnish to finish. The wand is 12.5" long and weighs 0.5 oz. (13g).Praeclarus Wands and the Praeclarus Wands logo are trademarks of Maranda Li.
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Usual 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 will not be repeated and 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.