magic wand is a very delicate process. We suggest that you design your own wand, utilizing combinations of materials listed below, melded with the design features you have observed in the image galleries:
or of which you yourself have conceived. You may also want to consider a custom
handcrafted stand to safely display your wand.
We will tell you if we cannot or would prefer not to implement a design or design feature. For instance, we discourage the use of (most) burlwoods in the shaft of a wand (as opposed to the handle) as they tend to lack tensile integrity and do not hold up well under heavy use. There are certain material combinations that are not conducive to the transmission of metaphysical energy sufficient to effect a spell.
If you do not feel that you are familiar enough with the materials listed to make a determination, then try to give us a sense as to your preferences regarding color and shape and we will endeavor to forge a stick that suits you.
Occasionally we will reject a commission out of hand, if we cannot, in good conscience, countenance the potential predestinate consequences. Should this occur, please accept our apologies and kindly do not press for an explanation.
The structure of (most of) our
carefully handcrafted wands is divided thusly:
1. Endcap or Filial
2. Handle or Pommel
3. Trimband or Bezel
Woods available include Ebony (Gabon and Maccasser,) Blackwood, Bloodwood, Redheart, Purpleheart, Briar, Desert Ironwood, Cocobolo, South American Rosewood, Lignum Vitae, Zericote, Becote, Bubinga, Koa, Walnut, Cherry, South American Mahogany, Maple (quilted, spalted,birdseye and fiddleback,) Umbuya, Holly, Paduak, Pink Ivory (simply lovely,) Chechen, Kingwood, Snakewood (very powerful,) Macadamia, Oak, Grenadillo, Black Palm, Wenge, Myrtle, Pear, Orange Agate,Lacewood, Poisonwood (not recommended, usually) and others not listed but obtainable.
Burlwoods include South American Rosewood (very limited supply,) Afzelia, Amboyna, Walnut, Red Mallee, Chechen, Thuya, Locust and Manzanita.
We also have limited quantities of Bog Oak and Bog Yew from Ireland (up to 5000 years old) and Kauri from New Zealand (as old as 25,000 years).
We have one slab of Yew from a windfall from the yard of (the ruins of) Saint Patrick's Church on Inchagoill Island, County Mayo.
Stones (generally semi-precious cabochons of two to twenty mm and up, though we can accommodate you with precious stones upon request) include; Moonstone (white and rainbow) Amber, Citrine, Chalcedony, Opal, Garnet, Lapis Lazuli, Aquamarine, Amethyst, Turquoise, Iolite, Sodalite Charoite, Nuumite, Pearl, Tigereye, Star Diopside, Paua, Sugilite, Topaz, Jade, Carnelian, Onyx, Druzy, Apatite, Labradorite, Pearls, Sunstone, and a host of crystals in various shades and configurations, including spherical.
We also fashion a variety of all silver endcaps as well. Occasionally we may wheedle a Celtic influenced endcap out of Jerry Gehringer, a noted Colorado gold and silversmith. Give us an idea, anthropomorphic or thematic for instance and we will present it to Jerry to see what he might create. Patience is required in this event, but it is well worth the wait. In any event, every
wand is trimmed in hand wrought and/or pattern sterling silver or copper unless otherwise specified.