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Harry Potter Wand DIY – Part 2

Harry Potter Wands

Even if they share a twin core, each wizard’s wand is unique. You can make your own wand following the tutorial in Harry Potter Wand DIY Part 1, but I ended up making so many that it was simply too much to put into one post. Each wand deserves a unique story, so here is part 2 with my remaining wands!

Alyce’s Wand Shoppe

Ainsley

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Ainsley is made from Maple and Unicorn tail-hair, 11 1/4 inches. Often held by high achievers, this wand is drawn to fresh challenges and international travel, and when properly paired with a wizard who loves learning and challenge, this wand creates consistently brilliant magic.

I made Ainsley using a 3/16 inch dowel, wooden beads (step 4 from tutorial) and a swirling strand of hot glue. The handle is black, has a tan shaft, and gold accents.

 

Eleanora

Harry Potter Wands Eleanora 1

Eleanora is an especially emotional wand made of Hazel and Unicorn tail-hair, 9 3/4 inches. It is also quite unique in that this wand will always only have one owner. Hazel is an emotionally charged wood that produces outstanding magic in the hands of the skillful, but is capable of emitting random magic if the user has recently lost their temper or suffered a disappointment. Fiercely loyal, Hazel paired with the loyalty of unicorn tail hair creates such a bond with their owner that they will “wilt” and die once their owner passes away.

Eleanora was created with a 3/16 inch dowel, and hot glue accents, and an elaborate bead glued to the end of the handle for decoration. The based was painted with a dark brown and metallic gold was used for accents.

 

Dietrich

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Dietrich is made from Hornbeam and Hippogriff feather, 10 1/4 inches. This wand selects a wizard who has intense passion, bordering on obsession. Once chosen, these wands bond so quickly and intelligently to their owner that other wizards find them difficult to work with, especially if their honor code differs significantly from the original owner. Enemies (or offenders) of owners of this wand will find the wand completely useless, or even have the spells cast back on themselves as a defensive measure.

I constructed Dietrich from a 3/16 dowel, wooden beads, and a decorative bead glued to the end of the handle. The shaft is dark brown, with black and gold accents.

 

Patronus

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Patronus is an introvert’s wand. Made of Apple and Phoenix Feather, 11 1/2 inches long, this wand is exceptionally unique and powerfully suited to an owner of high aims and ideals. While owners of this wand are well loved by those around them, the pairing with a Phoenix Feather lends them to be more distant and detached, selecting a few close friends and family to be in their inner circle and being fiercely devoted to them. In such, the wand is just as selective when choosing its wizard, but is an incredibly powerful wand when properly paired.

Patronus was made using a 3/16 inch dowel, hot glue for decoration, and has a silver base with metallic gold accents.

Hawthorne

Harry Potter Wands Hawthorne 1

Harry Potter Wands Hawthorne 2

Hawthorne is aptly named for the powerful and dangerous wood it is constructed with. Hawthorne and Dragon Heart-string, 10 1/2 inches, this wand is capable of incredibly powerful magic, especially with healing spells, or conversely, curses. Paired with dragon heartstring, this wand is often held by those with a conflicted nature. This makes it a powerful tool, as the wand may adjust the magic to the owners true intentions, whether or not they are fully aware of what those intentions are, for better or for worse.

Hawthorne is made with a 1/4 inch dowel, hot glue decoration, and painted with a black handle, dark brown shaft and dark metallic accents.

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Welcome to my journey towards living a happier and healthier life while living with PTSD and chronic pain... and never letting it keep me from my passion for Halloween, cooking, and way too many DIY projects... all at the same time!

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  • My first attempt at a stone makeup! Used Mehron water activated grey base, black to like the creases on my had (so many!) and black and white stipple fir more dimension. Turned out pretty cool, I'm hoping to do a full face application soon!
  • Today was a lesson in moderation. I have too much on my plate, and sometime you just have to accept that it is ok to accept defeat and just relax. This burned hand makeup was inspired as half of a poem(see previous post). Since the inspiration required two hands, I actually did all on this with my non-dominant hand! Gelatin for the burn scars, and my Ben Nye  bruise wheel for color.
  • i have loved
with hands closed
and hands open
both are accompanied
by their own type of pain

by @andrewcoonswriting 
This was truly an example of art inspiring art. If you haven't read @andrewcoonswriting poetry, you need to follow him asap! Having both suffered heartbreak and chronic pain myself, this poem spoke to my heart, and I knew I wanted to use it for my next makeup look. 
The two types of pain display an open hand of stone, and a curled hand of burns. A love present but immovable, and love that burns hot and fast, leaving us scarred for life. 
Check out more of his work and keep an eye out for his new book of poetry, "Living with it," coming out in September!
  • So. Thirsty. Glycerin makes a great base for cracked and peeling lips. And you actually can't drink wearing it... at least, not without a straw. Now back to my morning caffeine infusion. I used my Ben Nye bruise wheel for the minimal colors, and my usual foundation to color the glycerin "skin."
  • Bloody knuckles! Today calls for a quick makeup and an early bedtime, as my sciatic nerve pain is approaching 11... I wanted a wound down to the bone, so I built up the torn skin with gelatin and rimmed the inside of the wound with black, leaving bare skin in the middle to take the appearance of bone when the look is done. I toned the gelatin with red water activated paint, and filled in with a rust and stippled purple to simulate the start of bruises. Finally, I coated it all down in blood. Not bad for a quick and dirty makeup!
  • "EAT SLUGS MALFOY!" Not a fun spell, and not one to attempt with a faulty wand. This "bonus" Chamber of Secrets was born literally from the thought that my ice cube tray looked like slugs! I had to pair my vom with some extra eye bags from a day of puking slugs. "Better out than in."
  • As promised... part two for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: The Basilisk after being blinded by Fawkes the Phoenix. This was a faster approach but I still think it turned out quite nice. The edges of the punctured eyes was made with glycerin, and I tried out my new Ben Nye scan blood! A great way to take a typical snake makeup to a different level.
  • Back to my Harry Potter series... nothing is more essential to the plot of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets than the Basilisk! I actually Iove the hell out of this one, done with mehron water activation paints and fishnet stockings. Aannndddd, since I was not on top of my game last week, I'm bringing you a two for one! Check back soon for part two of this look.
  • This look was a not so successful attempt at a major broken dose... think car accident minus other scrapes. Things I liked: I feel like the beginning of the bruise settling into the cheek was great. Not so much: I wanted to replicate swelling and added glycerin to build up the ridge on the nose. I think I needed to blend it out a little bit more, as it looks too abrupt. I also feel like this look has far too much red and purple in it. I think I could've accomplished a much better makeup with far less color, another one to try again soon!

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