Kat Lady wrote:I truly think you need to remove the apprentice part. This is just astounding work, sir.
Just a comment on this kind remark, Kat Lady, because since Azrienoch is my apprentice, you can't blame him for calling himself that. I also admire his work very much and he has shown great talent and awen from the beginning. He has not been my apprentice even a full year. Don't consider the title "apprentice" to be a commentary on one's skill -- it merely describes the relationship when one is studying with a "master." And "master" in the case of wandmakers without a Guild to oversee us and regulate those titles, simply means "one who has acquired an apprentice."
May I say that this wand is an excellent first departure in combining two pieces of wood and also in openwork -- a technique that I have been pondering myself but have not yet tried.