This blog interviews
, a wonderful wandmaker and a Contributor in the group.1. Could you tell us a little about yourself?
"My name is Cherie, I'm 27 and i live in Australia with my husband and 2 cats."2. How did you start making wands? What inspired you to start, if anything, and what inspires you now?
"Basically I'm just completely Harry Potter obsessed. It started with looking around my backyard at all the sticks wondering what to do with them all and wanting to make my own wand then it just escalated from there. I kept going because i really enjoy making them and carving them is therapeutic."3. How long have you been making wands?
"Around about 10ish months, my work isn't perfect, but I'm getting better and working out my own technique for it all."4. What is your preferred medium? If wood, is there a particular species that you like to work with?
"Honestly i just use what i can find, if its in my yard or if i notice someones chopped down their trees I'll go and take a bunch of wood. I did find one particular wood that was really nice, unfortunately I'm still trying to figure out what it is!"5. Tools of the trade! What are your preferred tools?
"I use a mixture of tools, knifes, sand paper, metal files, chisels, little wood carving tools a plane and a Dremel. Ive got to say the Dremel makes my life a lot easier but i prefer to use my files and carving tools mostly."6. And lastly, what is your favorite wand out of all those you have made?
"Probably the one i made in memory of my son, though I do love a few of them!" x-xSpitFirex-x takes commissions!
"I've just recently made myself a wand label Bewitching Branches and made boxes for them so I made a FB page here - www.facebook.com/BewitchingBra…
I can take commissions, but right now I'm just doing so within my country [Australia]."