I have been making wands for years so I thought I would write a guide and share it with others. If you would like to build wands then read this.
have been making glass wands for a number of
years and thought I would share my techniques
with others. Wand making is an art which does
rapidly improve with time; however, I had a
knack for it right off the bat. It really
doesn't matter if wood, glass or something else
is used it is generally all the same, with the
exception, with glass rods the shape is a
cylinder which makes it easier to build. I
encourage the reader to experiment and use their
imagination for the best results.
It is handy to have all or most of the materials on hand during the wand building process. You will need a pendulum, glass rod, copper wire, various gemstones, JB Weld, 5 minute epoxy, super glue, crystal dust, and a sphere or small crystal ball. It would be a good idea, but not a necessity, to have a roll of sticky copper used in stained windows.
You first must score the glass rod which will be the shaft of the wand. First measure how long it should be. Then, make a line around where the score should be. Using a glass cutter or a grinding wheel, or cutting wheel on a dremel go ahead and score about a 2 to 3 mm ring around the rod. Put the rod in a blanket and snap it apart. Don't worry it will snap clean.
Now, epoxy the crystal ball to one end and the pendulum to the other end. You may want to mix the epoxy exactly half and half. Stir it on a piece of cardboard with a toothpick. It will take a while until you are able to guess how much you will need; go easy on it because you can always mix more. Keep stirring it until it starts to give resistance. Dab it on the rod before attaching the end piece. You will have to hold it in place until the epoxy dries enough to hold. Even after it seems like the epoxy is hard it could still slide one way or the other so prop it up or hang it up. I suggest you hold it in place for 15 minutes then hang it up.
Moving on, the next thing to do is to coil the wire around the rod. Wrap 2 or 4 pieces of copper tape around the wand at one end and then down where you want the coil to end. You can do this to either or both ends. Without copper tape you will then wrap one end of the wire and super glue it in place. I like to solder the wire to the copper tape. Once one end is affixed then coil the wire around and around the rod until you affix it to the end which could be on the copper tape or just let it rest until you have a gemstone in place to hold it.
Using super glue attach the gemstones to the wand Where you want to place the gemstones is entirely up to you and your style. I like to glue them around like a ring. I like to have a “trigger” as a gemstone, small amulet or pendant. Once you have the crystals in place then epoxy them on with very little amounts with a stiff wire with a small diameter or a toothpick. You can sprinkle the wizard's powder on the epoxy to make it look good. If you don't have wizard's dust then beach sand will do. If you don't use epoxy they will come off eventually.
The final step will make the wand look pretty. Mix J-B Weld then apply it to the end pieces where they meet on the wand. Smooth it out like putty and sprinkle the wizard's dust on it and push it in then add more. Shape it so everything on the wand looks smooth.
Once you have done a couple wands I'm sure you will adopt some of your own techniques and styles. It helps to channel a spirit guide as they will have all kinds of advice to give. Thank you and good luck.
This is only the
first draft. By James A Cooper "Coop"
This is only the first draft.
By James A Cooper "Coop".
Having an open heart and mind along filling yourself with light makes every situation clear and in a higher vibration.