Sometimes there comes to life in a sculptors hands, something so magical, so incredible, that it’s not ‘of this world’, and this was true of the Once Upon a Wand. It was always meant to be admired; loved, but for its magic to be contained, unused, held behind glass. Behind that glass, time stood still. No spell was or would ever be cast. The key to its magic was a secret which wasn’t to ever be unlocked.
You see … just like in Fairy Tales, magic brings a fairy tale to life – but the magic which could be cast with this wand was something that this world isn’t ready for. It’s magic is too beautiful, and this earth is, right now, not beautiful enough in some places.
Time in our world is a baddy. Time is something we all try to work to. We have to ‘be on time‘; We sometimes can’t ‘make time‘; We don’t always ‘have the time‘; Time is the master. ‘You’d better be on time’; ‘The time is now‘; ‘What’s the time?’; ‘Oh no, is that the time??’; We try to turn back the time. We wish we had the time. We don’t want time to pass us by. Oh, I could go on, but I think you can see what I’m saying,
So, here, with the Once Upon a Wand, time literally has stood still. The Sands of Time are frozen behind the glass, and cannot go anywhere. I’ve actually ‘tamed’ the monster which time is in our world.
Along with The Sands of Time, also sealed behind the glass is a real crystal ball, from the land of the Fae, and a magic spell which was mixed by a white witch and sealed in the enameled glass bottle, sealed with a cork and wax.
There is though a secret key. Hidden to all, but visible to those who care to look for it. A silver key, hung from a real silver chain. Doesn’t look like much, does it? Ahhh, but it’s normally those things which look the most normal, that might hold the secret to something . . . interesting. Am I going to tell you about this key? No – of course not. For if I did … it wouldn’t be a secret any longer, would it!
Before the Wand was actually finished; and before it was blessed by the moon and finally sealed behind glass, I took a photograph of it, in the hope of catching the colours of the handle.
The handle is three different colours. Gold, Coppery Bronze, and Silver, which all swirl around the shaft of the wand and grow thicker to form a comfortable handle. Added to the handle is a river of Peridot stones which follow the swirls of the handle and curl around it, until it connects with the gifted wood from which the wand was fashioned.
Finally – there are 5 stars hung from the wand. There are two radiant, rainbow Aurora Borealis glass stars and 3 silver stars – the two small silver stars represent the Morning Star and the Evening Star, and the largest silver star, hung from the very end of the handle, nearest the wrist, is the Wish Star.
I hope you like the wand. I’m thrilled to be able to share it with you.