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STAFFORD, CT (WFSB) – Followers of the magical world know the wand chooses the wizard, and that continues to be true at Orchard Works in Stafford.

“We equate a magic wand to a musical instrument. For those who consider a gorgeous violin or guitar, it’s sitting on the desk, it doesn’t make a remark, within the improper fingers it makes horrible music. However in the proper fingers, of somebody with expertise and somebody who practices that musical instrument makes stunning music. These are magical devices. In the proper fingers with somebody who is of course gifted and practices these stunning magical devices will make stunning magic,” mentioned Ed.

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Ed and Janet Bareiss began Orchard Works out of their dwelling in Stafford greater than 10 years in the past.

They’ve been making magic wands for individuals everywhere in the world.

They opened their brick and mortar in 2020 the place yow will discover Crabbe and Goyle, the birds, and Juju, the Huffle-pup!

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“It’s so vital, the store was such a ardour mission. We have been already a semi-successful magic wand enterprise, however we needed to have a store. And Stafford Springs solely has about 10,000 individuals in order that’s a really finite quantity of magic wands, so we sort of want to tug individuals in so as to stay a profitable enterprise,” Janet mentioned.

They’ve six full-time workers.

Everybody collaborates on concepts and designs.

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Each wand is exclusive, they usually need your expertise on the store to really feel simply as particular.

“We watched the films, we learn the books, we picked up a number of cues right here and there, and the concept is very similar to when Harry walks in to Olivanders in that first film and he’s broad eyed and he’s wanting round and he’s strolling right into a magic wand store for the primary time, all people who walks via that door, similar expertise. And we inform everybody who works up entrance that’s what you’re attempting to speak. These individuals are strolling right into a magic wand store. You’re employed in a single, you’ve seen it. They’re going to be blown away from the minute they stroll in they usually go searching and simply take all of it in and it’s a enjoyable factor to look at each single time,” Ed mentioned.

They use 150 kinds of woods, from very uncommon snake wooden to extra widespread maple.

The design choices are countless.

“The quantity of finishes which are obtainable to you, there’s one referred to as Unicorn Spit that is rather like glitter, it’s a wooden stain that has glitter in it and it is available in the entire rainbow,” Janet mentioned.

For those who’re in search of somewhat inspiration — the Pottermore quiz is a go-to for a lot of clients.

Whereas they don’t seem to be a Harry Potter store, individuals come from throughout.

“They need to do one thing magical, individuals want it proper now,” mentioned Janet.

For extra data on Orchard Works, click on right here.

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