|Inserted quartz crystal to end of a walking stick or wand|
It's important when adding anything to the end of a hiking stick or magic wand is that its secure. the walking stick guides shows step by step how to insert objects and secure them in a couple different ways. In the image above a crew is used to secure the quartz crystal in the wood. The natural quartz crystal is about 1/2" into the wood and provides a unique tip for a walking stick project or magic wand.
|Several finished magic wands made using the information in the walking stick guides|
Also, it promotes a learning experience on how to use tools properly and planning a project from start to finish. In the second image it shows several wands almost finished. After the image was taken I aged the wands look using a darker stain wash (similar to a white wash but with a dark wood color). Noticed I added cooper wire on then to give them a extra appeal. The darker crystal in one of the wands is a tourmaline crystal.
The wood used in these magic wand making project is aspen left overs from making a hiking staff. Other great wood for walking sticks and wands are willows found along streams. Make sure you cure the wood as directed in the walking stick making guides before carving to prevent future cracks and problems when working with the wood.