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Mage staff by Lluhnij Mage staff by Lluhnij
A "mage staff" I recently made on commission! ^_^

The wooden staff was bought at a store.

The gem is made of resin, poured inside a "mould" made of tiny triangles of plastic held together with adehesive tape.

The roots that hold the gem are made of papier-mache

The "metal" decoration of the staff is made of Das synthetic clay, colored with acrylics.

As a last touch I added the dark-red leather "ribbons" and handle covering.

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:iconalatarmaia:
AlatarMaia Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
That is REALLY cool.
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:iconsuperhippieman:
superhippieman Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
That's freakin' awesom, i'm working on a staff right now for fun. Found a piece of waterlogged bois d'arc and thought it was mages staff material!
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:iconsoul-caliber:
Soul-Caliber Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
Thats incredible
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:icondragonlord90:
Dragonlord90 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010
lovely work!
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:iconjorganmungr:
Jorganmungr Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010
Looks really cool! Did you make the shapes for the mold yourself or did you find something to use instead?
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:iconcmcougar:
cmcougar Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
I am also starting to make staves of this kind using found or cut wild wood. The one pictured here is an inspiration! I hope that I can someday make something equally as beautiful.
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:iconvillainsinc:
VillainsINC Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
I've always wanted to "make" a staff of my own, but I always get discouraged when I consider that the wood might not be strong enough, and I never follow through.

For yours, I assume it'd be either a prop, or part of a costume? Not used for fighting (play, choreographed, etc.), am I right?

Not that I have plans to go out on the town with my staff striking citizens and civilians, but I would like something sturdy.

*ponders*

Either way, back to the point, your creation is glorious and looks wonderful! The only qualm I have with it (and this is PURELY personal) is that the gem isn't symmetrical and I am a HUGE stickler for symmetry on things. Otherwise, wonderful! :D

Do you have plans for anything similar to this?
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:iconsoragaki:
soragaki Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Mm I can imagine it being less organic looking if the gem was symmetrical though, and I think that would take away from the pieces current charm. I like symmetry as well I just think it looks better as is.

... although now I really want a quarter staff with a perfectly spherical moonstone on top. :meow:
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:icontimbakerfx:
TimBakerFX Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010  Professional General Artist
wonderful work, I love the detail around the crystal :)
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:iconsoragaki:
soragaki Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Student Digital Artist
here here.
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:iconprinceofnecromancy:
PrinceofNecromancy Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009
Looks real! you did a very nice job
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:icondelashael:
Delashael Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Very nice, I am actualy making a staff for a costume with roughly the same materials. The resin crystal however is going to be lit from within giving it a magical glow.

You did a great job on this!
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:iconangelavengerl:
angelavengerl Featured By Owner May 14, 2009
Beautifully made!
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:iconlluhnij:
Lluhnij Featured By Owner May 14, 2009  Professional General Artist
:)
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:iconvamarock:
Vamarock Featured By Owner May 12, 2009
:clap: I like it, were can I get one? :clap:
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:iconlluhnij:
Lluhnij Featured By Owner May 14, 2009  Professional General Artist
Uhm... from me? ;)
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:iconvamarock:
Vamarock Featured By Owner May 14, 2009
Really? Do you make these for people?
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:iconlluhnij:
Lluhnij Featured By Owner May 15, 2009  Professional General Artist
Yep :)
[link] is my job website, I make a pot of stuff, especially elven ears, but also many other things, for theatre, LARP, halloween, etc.
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:iconvamarock:
Vamarock Featured By Owner May 16, 2009
thanks!
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:iconhuxtablek:
HuxtableK Featured By Owner May 2, 2009
Oh my god. Miss, you now have my undivided attention. How much would one of these cost to make and ship? I very much want one now. You are an amazing maker of shiny things.
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:iconlluhnij:
Lluhnij Featured By Owner May 14, 2009  Professional General Artist
Aww, thanks!

Uhm, I'm not sure about the shipping cost, because it depends on weight, anyway to give you a VERY rough estimate, I think the cost of making the staff and shipping, could be around 500 euro give or take.
(I use an online converter to check the cost for different currencies: [link] )
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:iconhuxtablek:
HuxtableK Featured By Owner May 15, 2009
It's the truth, anyway, so no need to be like that.

On another point, I'll have to definitely see about finding a wa y to buy one of these. Granted, it'd brand me as the geekiest man I know, but I wouldn't have it any other way.
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:iconlluhnij:
Lluhnij Featured By Owner May 16, 2009  Professional General Artist
:Aww:
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:iconcybasnypa:
Cybasnypa Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
oh my god, wow
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:iconlluhnij:
Lluhnij Featured By Owner May 2, 2009  Professional General Artist
:aww:
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NyghtshaydeEN Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I hope that papier-mache is heavey duty enough to hold the resin. I know resin is not entirely too heavy but I know that would be one of my concerns if I was making something like this. Tis very impressive. I hope to make my wizards/mage staff one day. Something similar at the top but a tad bit different.
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:iconlluhnij:
Lluhnij Featured By Owner May 7, 2009  Professional General Artist
Inside the papier-mache thing there is some metal wire to keep it from breaking. ^^
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:iconnyghtshaydeen:
NyghtshaydeEN Featured By Owner May 7, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol Now that is something I might have used. Very cool. Glad it's relatively sturdy then.
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:iconlluhnij:
Lluhnij Featured By Owner May 8, 2009  Professional General Artist
:)
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:iconelvenslag:
elvenslag Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009
great job, love the effect of the Gem
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:iconlluhnij:
Lluhnij Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconcheshire-shadow:
Cheshire-Shadow Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009
Cool design.
I only make wands.
Namely,because I don't have enough time to make a staff.
Still,yours pretty much pawns all my wands put together. :D
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:iconlluhnij:
Lluhnij Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009  Professional General Artist
:aww:
Thanks! :)
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:iconcheshire-shadow:
Cheshire-Shadow Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009
np :D
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:iconrikku300:
rikku300 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oooo very nice, i love the detail
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:iconlluhnij:
Lluhnij Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Professional General Artist
:D
Thanks!
It's been fun to make it.
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:iconrikku300:
rikku300 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Np ^_^
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:iconsandrake:
sandrake Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2008
OMG!! aswomee!!
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:iconlluhnij:
Lluhnij Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconminoru-kokubunji:
Minoru-Kokubunji Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2008
Awesome! It's like a Fire Mage's staff! (Yeah, I love Mages :iconyayzplz:)
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:iconlluhnij:
Lluhnij Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Professional General Artist
:aww:
Thank you!
I see how it fits a fire mage, yes yes! :D
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:iconars-nova:
aRs-nOVa Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008  Student General Artist
You're a fucking genius.
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:iconlluhnij:
Lluhnij Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008  Professional General Artist
Eheheh, thank you! :D
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:icondreamerofshadows:
DreamerOfShadows Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008   Writer
that's amazing. i totally want one. =p
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:iconlluhnij:
Lluhnij Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2008  Professional General Artist
:D
Thanks!
(And... I'm making more ;) )
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:iconshirral:
Shirral Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008  Student General Artist
A... awesome... *.*
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:iconlluhnij:
Lluhnij Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :D
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:iconaillanna:
Aillanna Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008
I'm not sure what to say to this other than, well, "wow."

Really, really impressive; I love the "gem" in particular, and I probably never would have guessed how you made at least half of it.

Beautiful work, and I can see that I need to have a look though the rest of your gallery, as well, if this is any indication to go by. xD
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:iconlluhnij:
Lluhnij Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much!
I meant to make this staff as "real looking" as possible and I'm glad I succeeded :)
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:icontibodinjay:
TibodinJay Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008
Nice touch :D
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