Following the steps of Garrick Ollivander

It’s been ages since we last posted in here, but if you follow me on twitter or Instagram, you may have caught a glimpse of the projects I’ve been working on.

The following is a set of wands I hand-made during the summer making the most of my dad’s wood turner during my stay at his home in France.

The first one I made is not made out of wood though. For the first time I had a go using air dry clay, which was very cheap over there by the way. I made this design trying to replicate a natural branch.

I didn’t use any core for it, just clay, and I sculpted the bark trying to make it look as realistic as possible before going into the process of painting, ageing and making it look a bit worn by use.

It is painted with acrylic and acrylic washes.

This wand was indeed turned out of wood and the design is supposed to mimic an acorn.

It a more simple and elegant design inspired by the aesthetics of Fantastic Beasts, minimalistic with straight lines in the art-deco fashion.

It was stained with acrylic paint and also shoe polish, then aged and polished to make it look like old oak.

The third wand I made is a bit more complex. I first used the wood turning machine to get the thick conical shape, then I hand carved the details to make it look like piece from a twisted branch.

I also painted and aged it using acrylic paint and shoe polish, and is what I think a strong wizard would carry, due to its chunky appearance.

I hope you like them as much as I do, and if you would like to purchase them or commission your own, please get in touch.

If you’re interested, I’m willing to work on your own design or design one based on your requirements (personality, symbolism, etc) for a bit more obviously.

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more news.