Not all sticks are plain old twigs. Some are faerie wands hidden in plain sight! (I've mentioned this before)
I happened across a fair number of wands this weekend. I'm sure the weather has the wee folk a little more fumbly and droppity than usual.
With the plethora of wands scattered about, I thought I'd share some thoughts on embellishing wild faerie wands.
There are a number of things to consider when encouraging the wand to reveal it's magical nature.
The type of tree the wand is from is the biggest determining factor to the type of magic that the wand will best preform. Here are some simple examples:
Locust (above): protection
Oak: truth and knowledge
Oak: truth and knowledge
A quick google search for "magical properties of wood" will lead you to a wealth of information on the subject.
Charms can add to the magical purpose too! A key might be helpful for magic that opens the way to you. I think that acorn caps, buttons and found objects hold a great deal of magic in them. You could also sew beads and gems to those magical wands.
You might carve and shape your wand. Whittle a point, or carve patterns or symbols into the bark.
Colour can add to the magic too! Again, a little research will provide you with a lot of information on colour and magical associations... but don't neglect your intuition*. Faeries in your particular region may have a very different opinion of the colour yellow than the faeries in my back garden.
For a little more 'how-to' I've made a little video. Hop over to youtube and give it a gander...
*I have always read that faeries love milk. That leaving a small dish would be an appropriate offering. Mine HATE milk! The last time I left them some they turned all the milk in the house sour. So trust your experience over what some silly website says... even this one.
These are quite magical! I have a perfect curvy wand found in the forest a few weeks ago (knew it for what it was the moment I saw it) that I have yet to do anything more with but I do believe have a little direction now having seen these little lovelies. You keep spreading magic with every creation Nichola!! WILD magic! :)ReplyDelete
These are all so lovely,they made me smile. Thank!ReplyDelete
magnificent wands! I always felt that English fairies might be the ones that liked milk. Here where I live (in Western Australia) where things are very dry and hot, water is scarce, so I think they prefer the cloud juice to anything, although I am pretty sure some of our earth dwellers wouldn't mind a nice cold beer :)ReplyDelete
So interesting, thanks for sharing. :)ReplyDelete
I like a photo, you make it using photobox? Very beautiful.
I make photofon for my product, looks good, but he's hard and not swollen... Its hire: https://wickerhandmade.etsy.com