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Picture of Making The Blue Sword

The Blue Sword is heavily featured in two books that have long been among my favorites, The Blue Sword and The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley, and I've wanted to make it for a while. The Blue Sword is also a magic sword, and occasionally will do things like rain blue fire down upon your enemies. Making any sword wouldn't do; I needed this sword to glow blue.

Step 1: Materials and Tools

Materials Used:

  • 3/4"x6" board
  • 1" copper pipe
  • Foam floor mats
  • Mold putty-I used Alumilite Amazing Mold Putty
  • Resin- I used Alumilite Amazing Clear Cast
  • Acrylic paint
  • Cellophane
  • Leather or faux leather
  • Lots of sandpaper. I used from 60 grit all the way to 1000 grit.
  • Individual LED party lights
  • 6 feet of EL wire
  • A EL driver

I bought my EL wire from I got the high bright standard size EL wire in blue, and the DAA1-D2 driver.


  • Xacto knife
  • Heat gun
  • Mallet
  • Files
  • Dremel with cutting blade
  • Table saw
  • Router
  • Miter saw
  • Jigsaw
  • Grinder
  • Hot glue gun
  • Needles
  • Cord
Glumgad1 year ago

Great! It looks so mysteriously in the dark!

Saeirin (author)  Glumgad1 year ago



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Saeirin (author)  Kink Jarfold1 year ago


weavermx21 year ago

Some of my favorite books too! You did a beautifully detailed job, way beyond my current skills but a great inspiration!

Saeirin (author)  weavermx21 year ago

Thank you so much!

hey that looks awesome!

Saeirin (author)  inconceivable11 year ago