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Welcome to the Wandmaker's Notebook!

My name is Maranda and I make Harry Potter-style wands under the label Praeclarus Wands. This blog is where I share my thoughts about wandmaking, post tutorials, talk about Wizarding World news, and other cool stuff.

I hope you'll come with me on this journey!

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Evolution of wand designs in the Harry Potter universe

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