Making Custom Wands since 2017. Hand turned from a wide range of hard woods, from the common to exotic. Featuring embellishments like acrylic, custom resin pours, metal leaf, and multi-wood combinations. Based out of Ellicott City, Maryland.
I started as a fun project to do on a lathe. I was introduced to the lathe in High School shop class, and have always wanted to work on it again. Wood working has been my one true hobby thru all the years, and when I finally got a lathe, wands were the first project I attempted. It was a slow start, but when my daughter decided she wanted a Harry Potter themed birthday party, she asked me if I could make wands for everyone. From there I never stopped.
As I made more wands I continued to experiment with more turning techniques, and expanded the types of woods that I used, from the common woods like Cherry and Maple to the more exotic like Colobolo and African Mahogany to name a few. I also started to introduce other elements into the wands like acrylic, and resin, and detail work like carving, painting, and wood burning.
Over the next year or so, I continued to create wands....without really having a use for them. While small they were starting to add up.
And then the scourge of Covid 19 struck, and I had a lot more time at home to work on my wands. All the sudden I was inundated with wands. It was time to do something with them. I started an Etsy site during the shutdown period. The Etsy market for wands is....crowded to say the least, but I was undeterred!
We are now pleased to announce, that Turtledown Wands will also be on display and for sale at the Art Collective in downtown Frederick Maryland. If you are in the area please stop by and checkout out the custom wands, and all the other incredible art and creations at the Art Collective.