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The Magic Sceptre

I wanted to make a sceptre in a suitable size for a RealFee to use, but it had to be a tall one, at least head height. So with an idea formed, it was back into my stash where I found three pretty acrylic Christmas tree decorations, one clear, one red and one blue. Then I came across a packet of 6mm doweling, a couple of packets of Primo and a little sack of Swarovski crystals.


Having found the perfect items, I began by cutting the doweling to the right length, then made a long bead from the Primo. I baked it in the oven while on a piece of the dowel, as I wasn't sure if the Primo would shrink during the baking process, making the hole too small.

Once the bead was cool, I inserted the narrow part of the clear decoration into the bead as far as it would go, then using my glue gun, I put a squirt of glue into the other end of the bead and pushed the dowel in tight, making sure everything was aligned straight. When the glue was dry, I gave the bead and dowel a couple of coats of gold acrylic paint.

More time was allowed for the paint to dry, before I glued the crystals on. I think it's not a bad result for a few hours of pottering. :)

I think I will use the red decoration next to make a dark or evil sceptre. Perhaps I'll  make a scull bead and paint the dowel a gloss black. The blue may well do nicely for an ice or water sceptre.

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  1. This is such a cool idea, and it doesn't seem too complicated to make with few materials ~ looks so magical :D

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    1. Hi Irene,
      It was very simple to make and I think with a little imagination we could come up with quite a variety of different styles. I hope you have a go yourself. :)
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  2. Wow I love what you did here, the sceptre looks really magical and is a good length! ^^

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    1. Ah thank you Uraru, I'm glad you liked it. I love making things for my dolls, sometimes they work out, sometimes they don't, luckily this one worked. :)
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  3. Amazing idea!!! Love how it looks!
    You Realfees are too cute :3

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  4. Ohhhhh, wow! That is brilliant! I love it - so magical.

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  5. Your Realfee look really pretty with the new sceptre~ I've actually been planning to do this same thing, though for a SD sized doll and with some wire decorations! :) I've been having hard time trying to find a big crystal, but maybe looking at the Christmas decorations might help.

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    1. Great minds think alike Safir! Yes, do look at the Chrissy decs, they can be so inspirational and you just never know what you will find. I will look forward to seeing yous. :)
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  6. Ah that looks really good. I love how it turned out and it does have that very magical-esque feel to it. Very clever work. I wouldn't have thought to raid the Christmas decorations.

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    1. Hi Alasse,
      Thanks, it was fun to make. You have to keep your eyes open all the time and especially now. There are some really cute Chrissy decs out this year, I picked up a wine bottle the other day at BigW which is the perfect size for my PukiFees. I suppose I really should pick up a few more, just in case they decide to have their own Christmas party. :)
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  7. Looks perfect! You are so creative! :)

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  8. Ooooo it looks lovely !
    Very royal ^_^
    xx

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