Harry Potter Moment of the Week
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What job would you choose after Hogwarts?
LOVE this question - The boyfriend and I have actually had this discussion quite a bit! I mean, there are so many fun job possibilities in the Wizarding World. As much as I would love to be able to return to Hogwarts every day for work, my top job pick would have me working in Diagon Alley as a Wandmaker
Every single bit of information we got on wands from book 1 to 7 was precious to me. I desperately wanted to know more, to really understand their inner workings. I mean, how cool is it that the wand chooses the wizard?! Not to mention all the different combinations of woods & cores with each one having it's own special properties and strengths! Needless to say, I spent many hours reading up on all of this on Pottermore...and I was pretty psyched about getting my personalized wand - Hawthorn with Phoenix feather, 10 ¾, surprisingly swishy. So yeah, if I was a witch, I could totally see myself pouring over all of this stuff until I could make wands myself. And hey, Olivander does need a replacement!
A wandmaker is a person who constructs and sells wands for witches and wizards, and is thus an important occupation in wizarding society. The practice of making a wand is known as wandcraft. Wandmaking shops date back to at least the establishment of Ollivanders Wand Shop in 382 B.C., and some of the earliest wandmakers were the druids. Thought it was general practice in older times for the purchaser of a wand to provide their own core, generally of a traditional or well-liked substance, some modern wandmakers such as Garrick Ollivander procure their own cores, and claim to have found more success in doing so. -Source