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Product: Holly Wood & Ziricote Glitter Wand
Firstly, this is by no means a $45
wand. Personally, I have an issue with Eric's pricing (as do a few other people) because the quality of
his work belies his prices. I believe that some people may expect a wand that is of a lower standard
when they see the price.
Those who place an order however will be very
pleasantly surprised. Eric's work is always well received and the very least you can say is that he
over delivers. In my humble opinion this is at the very least a $100+
The wand itself was presented in a bottle
green velvet pouch with a red ribbon drawstring.
Delivery Time /
This was actually bought from someone in the
States with some cups, however when I have ordered directly from Eric the items have always been
perfectly packed and arrived promptly. Eric is very honest, open and true to his word and come highly
Eric is a true artisan with a flair for creating beautiful props that not
only look great but handle and perform perfectly. I have yet to speak to anyone who owns one of Eric's
pieces who isn't truly delighted with it.
All of Eric's pieces that I own are
constructed perfectly and I have complete confidence in their durability and this wand is no
The wand itself is a touch over 13.1/2" long and 1/2" in diameter, the centre
section being Holly Wood and the tips Ziricote. The bands and centre section are highlighted with subtle
As I have already said, Eric doesn't just make beautiful objects,
they are all meant to be used! The wand spins very well, is well balanced and suits a smaller type of
cup (at least in my opinion) than say a Sherwood.
Something like a Paul Fox, Monti or Sisti really brings this wand
to life. I actually use this wand with my original Sisti's copper cups which have a very nice patina
and the contrast between the shaft / ends of the wand and the coffee colour of the copper looks
This wand is a fair bit lighter than the Cocobolo and Zebra Custom Wand Eric made for me,
however I specifically requested a heavy wand when Eric made me that.
I find it
hard writing reviews for Eric's pieces because they always seem so biased but in truth, they are and I make
no apologies for
To put it
simply I know that anything I order from Eric is going to be good and he's yet to prove me
love this little wand and Eric has found a great balance in making it classy and understated.
What I mean by that is the way in which the glitter has been
I have to
admit that had someone told me they had a wooden wand with glitter accents I would have cringed, "glitter",
it's just not me, however Eric has managed to incorporate it in this wand so that it is barely noticeable and
it has an extremely classy look to it and the grain he has chosen really looks
another 5 out of 5, it looks beautiful, it's very functional, perfectly constructed and amazing value for
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