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''Sherlock'' SH-146 by PraeclarusWands ''Sherlock'' SH-146 by PraeclarusWands
Wand no. 44.
This wand is based on Sherlock Holmes, as played by Benedict Cumberbatch in the BBC series "Sherlock." It was hand-carved from a poplar dowel (it had mineral stains already in it, hence the dark brown color), sanded, stained with a light golden oak to enhance the mineral color, and finished with acrylic sealer.

The shape of the piece is reminiscent of Sherlock's iconic coat ([link]) and the pointed handle symbolizes Holmes' sharp intellect. In-universe, the 12.5" wand is Elder with a core of Dragon Heartstring and unyielding flexibility. According to Pottermore, Elder bonds only to those very unusual individuals and is the superior of his/her company. Bearers of Elder are marked out for a special destiny and feel a powerful affinity with those chosen by Rowan wands (John Watson).

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.)

Usual disclaimer: My crafts are in no way associated with religious/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.
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ThreeLittleGirls Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
Wow! This is brilliant, and I love how you've explained everything behind the wand. 
PraeclarusWands Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! I always try to point out symbolism when I do character-inspired wands. :)
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Alexthewolf123 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
I will pay you Serious money for this wand.
PraeclarusWands Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This one already has an owner! Sorry about that. (I haven't made the John Watson wand yet, though... ;))
Alexthewolf123 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
Why don't you just make me one?
PraeclarusWands Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I have a policy of not repeating designs, since that takes away from each wand's originality. For example, if one design got really popular and I was asked to make it ten times for ten different people, they'd just be mass-produced copies without the artistic merit of the original. It's also very boring for me, as the person who has the carve the same design ten times. A fun hobby turns into mindless work, and that's the easiest way to get me to stop making wands altogether.

I'm really sorry to disappoint, but I hope you can see where I'm coming from.
Alexthewolf123 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
....Bro....I'll give you Money...okay?..I'll give you like...$200 if you make me a Sherlock Holmes Wand..I need it for my Sherlock wizard costume..or if you can't make That same style...maybe something Similer???
PraeclarusWands Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
My wandmaking's never been about the money, nor will it ever be, so no monetary figure will get me to change my mind about repeating designs. 

But I'm definitely willing to make you a wand! It just has to be original. You need it for a wizard!Sherlock costume, right? There are a lot of things you can draw on for inspiration - the original Conan Doyle stories, the iconic deerstalker and pipe, and even other aspects of Cumberbatch's interpretation. I'll leave the brainstorming to you for the most part, but if you'd like my ideas or feedback, feel free to send me a note. (Though be aware that since I'm currently in school, replies may take a few days.)

Best of luck!
Alexthewolf123 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014
Okay but if you made me a wand id have to pay for it right?
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