While this is the first of the wands that I have made upon returning back to work from departing my most recent education, I really have enjoyed the whole process of pursuing this hobby once again.
Originally I had made this for a friend who is living in England, using the details of pear, nine and three quarter inches, and then, following for my priorities to be rearranged, I had to leave the wand alone and return to it when I had the time. Recently I had picked up the wand to continue, although I wasn’t satisfied with it, so I began anew.
I visited a local pear tree and took a sample of an appropriate branch. As I have mentioned before in previous posts with wands of pear wood, the arrangement of the fibres are knotty and mingle with spiralling soft fibres and harder, sturdier ones. Therefore I was choosing particularly a branch that was not too young (which would have been continuously knotty) and not too mature (this would lengthen the workload and I was going by a time limit, as she was visiting Ireland personally a week later).
Having the branch (and after a few pricks from the tree — pear trees are characteristically spiny), I worked on carving it into shape. When staining, I had left my walnut stain somewhat exposed to air and it coagulated. I tried some of my best at the time to liquify it again, although the stain is thick on the handle. Nevertheless, the wand is made and currently in the hand’s of my friend.
Just a few candid photos that I thought were nice
Can you imagine Harry trying to parent his children and tell them they need to settle down but then James Sirius just pulls out his edition of Harry James Potter: A History and goes, “When you were my age you followed an alleged mass murderer into a tunnel, faced a werewolf and nearly got killed by dementors. I think I can go to The Bent-Winged Snitches concert.”
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Lil John had a bit of a fall today, a 50 ft drop onto a concrete pavement, and has left me with a massive vet bill of £190, or $325 US Dollars. Which could go up to over £500 ($850) depending on what treatment she needs and how bad her injuries are, and the vet want this payment immediately.
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Sioned + Lil John