Did you know … that a Wand isn’t in the least bit magical? It can’t do a thing. It has absolutely NO power. NOTHING. Let me explain more . . .
All a wand actually is, is a ‘tool’ on which to focus your attention. Believe me, if wands themselves really could do ‘stuff’ all on their own, I certainly wouldn’t collect the pretty wands which I do! (or any other sort of wand for that matter!).
Let me take you back to your school days. Imagine for a moment that you’re sat in the classroom, and you’re giggling and whispering with the girl next to you. Suddenly the teacher’s voice BOOMS out, and shouts your name! You look up and see him standing there, with a cross face, hands on hips. He looks right at you, gives you a stern telling off and tells you that you’re disrupting his class.
Now let’s replay that scene again . . .
The teacher’s voice BOOMS out, and shouts your name! You look up and see your teacher standing there pointing his index right at you. He’s looking very cross. Looking directly at you but still pointing his finger at you, shaking it the merest amount, he raises his voice and tells you off, – all the time he’s doing this he continues to point that finger at you.
Can you see (and feel) how much more ‘menacing’ the whole scene becomes simply because he’s pointing his finger at you?
That finger doesn’t have anything magical about it, and yet it seems to hold so much more ‘power’.
That’s exactly the same as a wand. All a finger pointing at you is doing is focusing your attention. (and the person who’s pointing at you’s attention). A wand is exactly the same thing. It just focus’ the attention.
Well now I’ve blathered on about how wands don’t have any power, you can perhaps now understand why they don’t ‘freak’ me out, and even why I love to make pretty, magical to the eye, wands! And this ‘Rope a Star’ wand is magical to the eye.
The inspiration for this wand came from my childhood. My mother used to tell me a poem, song, or story (I sadly can’t remember which) when I was little, but I do remember that I loved it. Sadly I cannot remember what the story, song, poem was – and my mother has passed on, so I can’t ask her about it – but I remember a line from it which went something like: ‘I’ll throw a rope out and rope a star just for you’ … and that line conjured up such wonderful images inside my little mind, and it still does now.
So I decided that I would throw a rope out and rope a star – but this time I’d make mine a rope which wrapped itself around a wand, and the stars would hang from the wand itself.
There are little silver stars which dangle from lot’s of places on the wand, and there’s a crescent moon with stars hanging from the heel of the wand (at the top end as you’re looking at it in the photo. The ribbon and star cuff around the top of the wand is removable.
Over the years I’ve tried to find the poem, song or story which mentions this ‘roping in a star’ and I’ve never found it. But if you happen to know it or know where to find it, I’d be thrilled if you could either let me know or pop a link into a comment so that I could go and find it.
6 thoughts on “I’ll Rope You A Star ~ a handmade, little stars, Wand.”
This is gorgeous! I love the little moon charm, the stars, well all of it. You are so detail oriented!
Oh my word – (actually laughing out loud here!) … you’ve said almost the exact words my teacher said to me (more years ago than I care to remember). He said … “It’s all about the details with you, isnt’ it.”. When he said it I wasn’t sure if he’d lost all hope of me ever being any good at what he was teaching me, simple because I spent so much time on the details … but when I asked him this, he assured me that it was a very good thing for the type of work I found myself leaning towards … so I accepted it and got on with doing what I loved.
Now – many years later – I actually do sometimes get a bit fed up with myself about being so ‘detail orientated’ because some things can take me waay longer than they should, simply because of the details. 😕 lol. But I have to admit that it’s the details that still make me happy. 😆
lol, well at least your teacher never said “you have no artistic ability whatsoever”. I need to find his address and send him a card 🙂
ROFL!! … no that’s me who says that, alll the time!
How absolutely beautiful. I loved this post. And I especially love how you can tell a story with such ease. I have a love for all things magical and this post hit home.
Wishing you much magic in life.
Hello, aw it’s lovely to see you here.
Thank you so much for your comment and the lovely words, which made me all warm and wriggly. I’m thrilled to pieces that you like both the post and the ‘Rope you a Star’ Wand.
I’ve just had a quick look down my Reader page and noticed that you’ve posted a new photo of little Alea! She’s so adorable and I want to scoop her up and coo at her to make her smile. I haven’t had chance to read the whole post yet, but I’ll be back later and catch up with you and Alea.
Sending lots of love to you both ~ Cobs. x