Sunday, January 30, 2011
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Here is another new wand I created. I kept a classic style to this one, I wanted to make sure that I provide more than just themed wands for those that want wands that can fit into any scene. I'm calling this one the Oak & Walnut wand. I guess I'm imaging the colors as a Golden Oak with a nice dark Walnut.
I also made a nice box for this wand, it's a wine colored top with a brown bottom and it's lined with a wine colored ribbon. It's got a silver fleur de lis embellishment on top.
Then I also made a simple stand to go with the wand. It's just brown and gold.
I will be listing this wand on Etsy in three different ways to keep it affordable. First just the wand on its own (I have two to list like this), then the wand plus the box as a set (I have two to list like this), then the wand plus the stand as a set (I only have one like this).
I hope everyone likes them!
I have been just so excited to show everyone these! Lovely Kate mentioned my skull wands reminded her of Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas and then asked if I could make one for her that's more Jack-ish. I set to the task last week and let me tell you, I am having to pry these from my own hands to give Kate hers and sell the other one. My family isn't helping either, my daughter just keeps saying that I can't sell them and that I need to keep them forever.
I imagined two different wands and so I needed two different stands for them so I made two whole sets. Here is what I made:
This one is inspired by Jack's outfit and Tim Burton's style of trees. I incorporated those curly branch things to hold up the wand and painted the stand in Jack's classic black and white. I even added the bat bow tie. As with my skull wand stand I felt something was missing, so I added a couple of spider webs.
The other set is inspired by Jack's Coffin Sled.
I wanted to make the lid open the way it does in the movie (with two sections opening in different directions), but my history with hinges made me too afraid that I would mess it up. This design has more display options anyway, and I was able to incorporate a lovely Nightmare Before Christmas plaque that really adds to the style.
The wands are both longer than my other wands, it kind of goes with Jack's long features.
Since Kate chose the set with the stand, I have listed the coffin set on Ebay. I figure it will be more fair since I only have one and don't plan on making another any time soon. If it doesn't sell on Ebay, I'll move it to Etsy.