The structure of (most of) our carefully handcrafted wands is divided thusly:
1. Endcap or Finial
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).
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.
We will tell you if we cannot or would prefer not to implement a design or 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. We have or can obtain materials not listed.
If you do not feel that you are familiar enough with the materials listed to make a determination, 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. Should this occur, please accept our apologies and kindly do not press for an explanation.
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