I have not had or used a wand. That said, I have a 15 year old Melaleuca Tree I have been training since it was planted. This year I needed to do a hard heavy pruning. This is the tree that tea tree oil is made from. I hate just tossing all that beautiful aromatic wood, and decided to make a wand from one of many pieces that really wanted to be used for making something.
I basically just followed what seemed right and what the wood wanted to become. I am finished now with the carving and sanding, and debating whether to stain, oil, or just leave it natural. It has a really nice feel, and there are more projects in store for some of the other pieces I saved.
So, for anyone who has made or used a wand, what do you like for ornamentation and why? I know the Melaleuca is not a traditional wood, but I very much like the healing aspects of this wood, and the fact that it seemed to ask me to become a wand.
Here is what it looks like. Please share your opinions, and any wandcraft knowledge you like. Pictures if you are comfortable with that.
Edited by Skywatcher, 09 April 2018 - 08:39 AM.