Magick Wand

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I finished a Magic Wand tonight. This project started out rather boring, but as I learned to use my Dremel and the wood began to take the shape I wanted, it started to get fun.

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006I purchased the larger polished sphere at a rock and gem stone, but the marble has been floating around here for years. Oh, heck, I have a lot of marbles (and some in my head): some antique and a lot not. At first I was only going to use the sphere, but there was such an empty gap next to it and more “prongs/paws” so I added the marble.

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The wire became necessary to hold the round objects still while the glue dried. Working with the problem was a better decision than fighting it – and in the end, it was the wire that determined the final touches. I pulled out all my jars of “odd beads, lost jewelry, and interesting buttons” and perused them. The five pieces that ultimately “fit” were: a ring my oldest daughter discarded when she moved to Alaska, a little metal heart charm that has taken a beating – I don’t remember what necklace it used to belong to or whose necklace it was, and three little buttons that carry the theme of clear spheres onto the wire.

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It is 18.5″ long (45.72cm), light and balanced.

It is the first of (at least) three that I want to complete this year. I blogged about my resolutions here.

 

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