Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. Do you take commissions, and how much does it cost? 

Yes! I mainly work by commissions/custom order. For more information on how to place an order of your own, see Order a Custom Wand. Prices start at $150 USD, with detailed designs costing more.

Q2. Why are your wands more expensive than other wands?  

Each wand is hand-carved and comes with a beautiful handmade wand box for no extra charge. Custom work is naturally more expensive than the same thing off-the-shelf. Handmade items will naturally be more expensive than machined items because they require time, effort, and artistry. My wands are not mass-produced or quickly created with power tools, but are instead individually made to your specifications using hand tools, with great attention to detail. 

Q3. Can I buy one of the wands in your gallery? 

If you are looking to purchase a ready-made wand, they are available exclusively on my Etsy shop. Wands featured elsewhere (such as on Instagram or Deviantart) have already been delivered to their owners, and are therefore not available.

Q4. Can I commission you to make one of your previous wands again?  

No, sorry. I don't repeat designs. Each wand is truly one-of-a-kind. 

Q5. Can you make a replica of my Pottermore wand, or a wand from the HP films? 

No, sorry. I don't make close replicas. However, I can make you a wand with your Pottermore wood and length specifications, or a wand inspired by a character, though the design can't be exactly the same.

Q6. Do you have any pre-made wands for sale? 

Ready-to-buy wands are available exclusively on my Etsy shop, to open in September 2019. Join my mailing list to be the first to know! 

Q7. Do you use a lathe? 

Nope! I use knives and other hand tools. 

Q8. What tools do you use? 

Carving tools: spokeshave, Flexcut knives in various profiles (Detail KN13, Mini-Detail KN27, Mini Skew KN31, Fine Detail KN35), Flexcut mini-gouges (FR804 micro palm set). Walnut Hollow woodburning tool with interchangeable tips. Sanding and finishing tools: Sandpaper (100-2000 grit), Minwax stain in various colors, Duraclear varnish, Formby's Tung Oil finish. (I am not sponsored in any way by these brands.)

Q9. I need a wand on short notice! Do you do rush orders?

Sorry, I don't take rush orders. If you have a deadline, message me directly and I will try to accommodate, but no guarantees. I have a waiting list, so it's best to inquire about 6 months in advance.

Q10. Where do you get the boxes? 

I make each one from scratch, so I can customize it with your color choices for the lid, interior fabric, and ribbon.

Q11. What is your Hogwarts and Ilvermorny house? 

Ravenclaw and Horned Serpent.