Introducing: Sariel & A New Witchlight!

Brand new pretties for you to see! At long last, the elegant beauty of Sariel joins the roster of Seraph Blade models.

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Hello there gorgeous! This design is based on the longsword that Isabelle Lightwood uses in The Mortal Instruments movie.

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As I’ve babbled on before, you all know that you can’t hide a light inside a fully transparent blade. So we did the next best thing and gave the handle a minimalist leather grip in an unobtrusive shade of white.

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The result is rather striking particularly the band of light between the grips.

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Hurrah!

Now, what’s this about a new witchlight? It is true! I have improved upon the humble paper mache model I first created.

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Looks good, easy to make … but a little on the flimsy side and the opening is really obvious.

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Well, we can fix that. And we did! Feast your eyes on this solid plastic “stone”. It’s made of layers (and layers, and layers and oh my god my hand hurts now …) of hot glue a bit of glitter, and some UV-resistant top coat to keep the whole thing from yellowing over time in the sun. Pretty neat all on its own, but in the dark, you can give it a gentle squeeze and …

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Tada! The plastic is flexible enough that turning on the press light is pretty easy. (So don’t let it get squished in your suitcase or it will run down the battery.) LEDs last a pretty long time but to change the battery, you only need to slice along the seam with a sharp knife, pop the light out, switch the battery, stuff it back in and re-seal it with a plain old hot glue gun.

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The design’s still not perfect and I want to get a working model that you don’t have to cut to open, but it’s surely a step up from the paper and balloon one. 🙂

If you’re interested in a tutorial on how to make this type of witchlight, please feel free to let me know in the comments! If there’s enough interest, I’ll put together something for ya.

That’s all from the Studio for now. Stay safe out there Shadowhunters!

Author: Ethan Kincaid

Ethan Kincaid was born in 1985 in Brockville, a sleepy little town on the St. Lawrence River. He graduated from Carleton University in Ottawa with a degree in Linguistics and a minor in Japanese Language. After finishing his education, he settled down there with his wife Kaitlyn and became a full-time writer. In 2011, he moved to Montreal and discovered its vibrant writing culture. In 2015, Ethan moved to Helsinki, Finland with his wife; he works as a props crafter and part time author. His first book, Blood of Midnight: The Broken Prophecy is the first of a new fantasy trilogy. The greatest joy in his life lies in helping budding writers find their voices. In his words: "I like to shake people until cool stuff comes out!"

11 thoughts on “Introducing: Sariel & A New Witchlight!”

      1. Your Shadowhunter items have been are truly Angel-sent. I’m cosplaying at the comic con this year because I finally found someone who will actually enjoy going with me, and I struggled for a moment to find something I identified with and then said friend and I were discussing books, and I just had this hallelujah moment… Unfortunately, I won’t be able to bring in a seraph blade although I’d like to try my hand at making one for my own geekness decoration, but I’m already designing my stele and had come across the paper witchlight but the glue idea sounds leagues better! I hope to see the tutorial for that soon, just because I like having a reference – although I’m sure I could figure it out. 😀 You rock.

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      2. Yay! I’m glad you enjoy. 🙂 I’m actually working on a third iteration of the witchlight which I hope will be even better and easier to make. I need a time-turner or T.A.R.D.I.S or something to get some more hours in a day. LOL

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  1. PLEASE make a tutorial! I tryed your ballon and paper one and loved it. Thanks so much for all of your gorgeous Shadowhunter props.

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  2. Definitely want to know how to make the new witchlight. I’m going as a shadowhunter for Halloween, and I’m going to try your balloon method but still! I’ve been hoping one day I have enough money to buy a seraph blade from you, but that’s not the case yet

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    1. Okay! The balloon method absolutely works and you can make it quickly and cheaply. I’m hoping to have a little time to do the tutorial soon. 🙂 I’d like to get a larger glue gun for the hot glue method because oh my god my poor hand was almost dead after I finished. We’ll see what I can get my hands on! 🙂

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