I honestly didn't think I'd make this challenge, the Minions at HDH really challenged us, but I surprised myself. The Boy wants to be Voldemort(if you don't know who that is-where have you been?)for Hallowe'en, so I decided to make him a wand.
The Hubs found a cool stick while gardening that he thought would make a good wand. So I sanded it down and stained it with some danish oil.
To make my handle I took some twine and wrapped around the base and sealed it with floral tape. I then took a string of beads and hot glued them in a spiral. Let it all dry, then painted it black.
Pretty cool, isn't it? The beads shine through on some spots and it has a cool iridescent glow. I decided to give it a whirl on my dog and see if it worked.
Nope. Still a dog. After all, the wand chooses the wizard, and this isn't my wand. I'm lucky I didn't set my damn house on fire.