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Princess Celestia Wand by xofox Princess Celestia Wand by xofox
More lunchbreak uploading? Nah; I'm just messin'. Didn't get called in to work today so I'm free until math tutorials.

Again; I imagine these wands will show up as a Christmas giveaway at the start of December. (Unless you were planning to cosplay as Princess Celestia sometime and could personally use it; in which case just let me know, and it's yours.)

I actually turned the body of this wand some time ago, and it's just been sitting out in my "Unfinished" box because I couldn't decide what to do with it. It's black walnut, like almost all of my wands, but this particular stock was just incredibly brightly colored. On Saturday evening, I finished the cookie jar at nine-ish, but was still in the mood for woodworking. I turned out and designed a different wand, which I may or may not post later, but given that it ended up sort of awful and indelicate I wanted to do another wand.
And there this one was, so I pulled it out and decided to do something big and bright. Sunshine came to mind, and then I was like, heck, I've already done a Twilight Sparkle wand; why not, I like working with gold leaf? Plus, after the cookie jar, I wanted to work some more in bas-relief. So the handle turned into a cutie mark, and the shaft turned into a unicorn-ish thing.
This now has a sister piece, the Princess Luna Wand.

And that's that story. As always, feel free to check out the expanded gallery of this piece over at My Little Woodcraft.

Princess Celestia and My Little Pony belong to Hasbro.
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CaptainPrower Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Both Luna and Celestia's wands contain a feather from Philomena.
Because, as Harry Potter has proven, phoenix feather wands are the best wands.
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xofox Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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I-disregard-gravity Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's some talented carving, I'll tell you what.
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PraeclarusWands Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow, I've never seen such a light-colored piece of black walnut! I think its beautiful. And your craftsmanship is amazing as always!! I especially love the sun on the handle. :heart:
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CluelessLlama13 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm in love with the wands you make...
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xofox Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw, thank you. I'm glad you do. :D
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BulletproofHarlequin Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh man oh man oh maaaaan ;-; So pretty...
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Maroniemann Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cannot wait to (eventually) win that :D
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w0oT Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so beautiful! All of your work is, and this is no exception. It looks like it took a lot of time and skill to get it to look so well done like that. And putting the cutie mark on there was a great idea, it really compliments the entire piece overall.

Ironically enough I was working on putting together a Princess Celestia cosplay for a convention next year. xD
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xofox Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Did you have a wand for the outfit already or ought I to interpret that as a request? :)
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w0oT Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I was actually trying to draw up a wand design earlier today, and then I happened to see this while browsing through my deviation stacks. xD
So, I guess its a poor attempt at a request. ^ ^;
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xofox Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, it's free to a good home on the single condition that it actually gets played with/used in cosplay. :D
(Man, I had like three greengrocer's apostrophe's in that sentence. :O_o:)
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w0oT Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well it would certainly be used in cosplay! I'm not one to just leave things lying around on a shelf gathering dust either, so you'd know it'd be going to a good home here.
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xofox Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Okee doki loki!
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0kamiKiba Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student General Artist
So awesome! great work, once again. Now I can't wait till December, haha xD
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xofox Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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Elder-Abe Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
So much want!!!
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petrichild Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
Pretty~
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xofox Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. :)
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Yoshimon1 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks really great!
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xofox Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks; glad you like it. :)
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SJArt117 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I'd really love that.

It's amazing!

So talented, you are! ^^
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xofox Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw, thank you. :D
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PikaWolf18 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
For giveaway? As in, you're going to give it away for free??? If so, let me know how to enter! :D
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xofox Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sure, otherwise wands and ponies and personal side projects just clutter up my mantle.
If you could use it personally for a cosplay or something just tell me and you can have it. Otherwise I imagine here in a couple of weeks I'll take some time to do another holly wood Christmas pony and do a lump giveaway of three or four wands, the pony and one other thing I have in mind right now that's fairly Christmasy.
In which case I'll be sure to let you know how to enter when it happens! :)
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PikaWolf18 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
Well, I don't wanna tell you that I'm gonna use it for cosplay purposes just to have it and then not be able to cosplay because then I'd just feel like a jerk :/ But I would still really like to have it, it's so expertly crafted! :D So I guess I'll just wait until you do the giveaway and hope I'm lucky! :)
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xofox Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Way to be honest. How about this; if no one does need it for a cosplay etc. you can have dibs. :)
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PikaWolf18 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
That'd be really nice! ^-^
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xofox Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, it seems to have found a home, but I am super in a giveaway mood, and I don't want to start on any big personal projects right now, because I don't want to be in the middle of something when the scroll saw gets here and I need to do commissions again. I have more than enough walnut dowels to make you another wand.
Name your design, shaft, handle, the works. If it's within my skill level; I'll do it.
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PikaWolf18 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
Oh my goodness, you're too kind! You really don't have to do that if you don't want to ^-^''
If you did though, I would most likely be like the celestia one, with the shaft like the unicorn horn, but with Lunas cutie mark instead. :) If that's not too weird or difficult ^-^''

Again, don't feel in any way that you HAVE to do this. It was kind enough of you to offer :)
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xofox Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw, shucks, I used to do everything for free until wood prices went up. It's no skin off my palms to do a wand. Sounds good, I like the idea; sister wands...
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arkindal Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
It's gorgeous!
The wand itselg looks like the horn and the handle had a perfect cutie mark :)
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xofox Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:clap: Glad you like it! Now I'm off to work on an AJ whirligig so that I can be done before my scrollsaw arrives and I dive back into commissions!
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