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Things to do here:

:bulletblue: Submit art -- Feel free to submit any wands you've created! Folders are available for both finished products and progress pictures.

:bulletblue: Ask for suggestions/Share -- Members may submit a blog entry asking for suggestions or help regarding a particular woodworking topic, or to share something they found, whether it be a wookworking website, an outside link, a tip they discovered, or anything else.

:bulletblue: Ask for/Give Reviews -- If you have a piece you'd like someone to take a look at and give an opinion on, submit it to the "REVIEW ME" folder.

Submission Rules:
Your submission should be a photo (or photos) showing the wand(s) made by you. Designs, paper, digital, or otherwise, must be submitted to the "designs" folder.
Contributors are limited to 5 deviations per day.
Members are limited to 3 deviations per day.
For your submission to be approved, it must be submitted to the appropriate folder.

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Welcome! We are a group of Wandmakers who are looking to promote wandcarving and wand-whittling as an art form, right alongside relief carving, sculpting, whittling, and other forms of woodworking. We are also a platform for sharing tips and tricks related to woodworking as applied to wands. Wandmakers of all mediums are welcome to join, but the focus will be primarily on wood.
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I'm trying to think up a design for a wand (actually a prop for an OC) belonging to the Valkyrie Gondul from Norse mythology. Gondul's very name means "Wand-wielder" and she was a Hecate-esque figure (and a manipulative one at that; see also: Sörla þáttr) for witches of the Viking era. I don't like the wands of this time, though: There were extremely long (78 cm), made of iron and shaped like distaffs. The oldest version of the Valkyries, the Idisi from Germanic mythology, date from around 16 CE or older, so I could probably base it on that time period. The design could lean towards Gallo-Roman or even Celtic. But I'm extremely indecisive, and afraid of creating something historically inaccurate.

I'm looking for advice in creating a design for a wand belonging to such a powerful and ancient figure. Should it be simple or ornate? Long or short? What sort of motifs should I use, if any? I'll take any suggestions!

Edit: Also, does the trend of putting quartz crystals at the tips of wands have any basis in history? It looks cool, but I want to know if it's too new a design to use.
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blondes4evs Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the request! :)
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My first contribution to this comunity: dantebattiato.deviantart.com/a…
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PraeclarusWands Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Looks awesome! Welcome :)
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:icondantebattiato:
I'm really to find this comunity of "wandlovers". xD Really.
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Rob234111 Aug 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
I just wanted to thank Maranda and the other members for creating this group. I love wandmaking, and clearly, everyone else here does too. This is a great place to come for inspiration and to learn some techniques that others have used. It isn't copying, it's learning, teaching, and sharing. I love this community and it's creativeness. Keep it up. I have a whole new batch of wands to upload soon :)
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PraeclarusWands Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Woo hoo! Can't wait to see them, Rob.
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MicheSpade Aug 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks for the request! I really love this group. It looks amazing!
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evelyzenunez Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for request my work!!! :hug:
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rikumason Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you for the request
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:iconzsoly:
It's an honor :)
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