So things being what they are, I don’t have the budget right now to buy all the cool stuff I want. A very consistent message here has been “work with what you have.” So this is the first stage of my wand.
That is a solid piece of juniper. It kind of looks like a bony finger! The juniper comes from the juniper in front of my house that I recently had to cut back because it was taking over the entryway (thank you, but not quite that much protection, dear). In fact, I have enough that I might make more than one.
This is my first pendulum. Now I know it isn’t as pretty as the other girls, but that is an honest to Goddess () river stone, plucked from the Shenandoah river by my own hand. I wrapped it in wire (floral wire left behind by Ex?) and attached it to a silver chain that came with my Tree of Life pendant (pretty, but too girly for me, no offense intended). Cleansed and blessed. It should work well for me to learn.
Tried to make a pentacle out of a wood disk, but it broke can’t have everything. I’ll try again later. Hey, you know, this is kinda fun!