The photograph above doesn’t show the daintiness: the apparent delicacy or the true beauty of this little handmade wand. To see how intricate this really is you need to see it with the human eye, however, I’ve managed to capture a little of the details by taking a ‘closer up’ photograph which helps to show a little more of the adornments. and the fineness, both in the appearance and the work which went into making this incredible little work of heart.
The wooden part of the wand is made from gifted pine wood, which was crafted by hand, by a wood worker, into a short, beautiful, almost straight length, just right for what I had in my minds eye. Pine was chosen for this wand because it offers the properties of protection, healing, rejuvenation, strength, life, purification and … a wonderful added bonus .. it attracts money! (and I don’t think I know anyone who couldn’t do with a little more of that!)
The handle of the wand was crafted. Made entirely of individual, handmade white Angel Feathers. Each one is completely different from any other. [No mould was used in the making of the feathers]. As each feather was made it was transferred to the wand and slowly but surely the handle was born. Gold dust was then applied, with a very fine paint brush, to the tips of all the feathers, in order to give them their own glowing light.
At the head of the handle is a large white pearl, and further pearls can be found dotted throughout the handle, tucked between, or peeping out from beneath various feathers. There are then more pearls which are hung from tiny silver loops hidden within the folds of the feathers, and further tear-drop pearls which hang from little gold chains.
Pearls were chosen for this incredibly special wand both because of their association with the moon, and also because of their symbolism of purity, innocence, faith and honesty.
There are also Opals hung from the handle – a beautiful gemstone, chosen because it’s a stone of inspiration which enhances imagination and creativity. A protective stone; a stone for love; and associated with peace, and consciousness.
In various places on the wand handle there are literally hundreds of the tiniest golden glass beads – which give the appearance of something bubbling forth from beneath the feathers – and the ‘something’ I envisioned that this represented, was love.
The whole wand symbolises love, happiness, warmth, and joy – and in keeping with the traditions of wand making, the wand was blessed and charged, before being passed to its destiny owner.
Thank you so much for coming to read. I really loved making this wonderful little wand and am proud to be known as its maker. I so hope you like it too.