AzzamArt Wizard Wand Review by Four Little Monstersby EJ on 07/16/11
AzzamArt. These gorgeous wands are super cool and I just had to have one for KM, who's obsessed with all things magic (She's convinced that I have magic powers and that if I just tried hard enough, could make a box of Squinkies appear. Apparently, I'm holding out on her. This all started back when I "magically" made a candy cane appear at Christmas when I told her to look the other way, LOL). Anyway, AzzamArt is a one-woman operation out of Baltimore, Maryland and her online store can be found at Etsy.com using the link above (she's also a talented water-colorist as well).
In her own words, AzzamArt owner Elliot Azzam explained how her wizard wands came about: "I was watching my kids play with the neighbors one afternoon. Having recently polished off the entire Harry Potter book series, my oldest had infected the younger kids with Wizard Mania. They had all picked up twigs from the back yard and were dashing around casting spells on each other. My first thought was, oh isn't it adorable how they use their imaginations like that. What wonderful, inventive children followed immediately by, I wonder how I can turn this into a complex and time-consuming challenge for myself. Because that's how I roll. So I looked around at what I had on hand, spoke with a friend who does a lot of paper mache, consulted Mr. Google, and found a few interesting ideas — and jumped in with both feet. They are primarily tightly-rolled paper mache, reinforced with bamboo skewers, and embellished with hot glue, paint, sometimes gem and glitter and other Things I Find Around The House. Which could be almost anything; I have an interesting house. Since the initial prototypes, I have been selling them on my etsy store and at arts festivals locally. It always makes me chuckle to see a flock of young wizardlets (or fairies) dashing about, flicking their wands and inventing new magical games".
Four Little Monsters' gives AzzamArt wizard wands a big smooch of approval - we LOVE them! When you visit her Etsy shop, tell her Four Little Monsters sent you!
Buy It: Each wizard wand is only $15! These wizard wands truly are works of art and I encourage you to check out AzzamArt.
Four Little Monsters received one wizard wand from AzzamArt for review. All opinions are my own.