The Cauldron: A Pagan Forum (Archive Board)
October 20, 2021, 12:49:17 pm *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News: This is our Read Only Archive Board (closed to posting July 2011). Join our new vBulletin board!
  Portal   Forum   Help Rules Search Chat (Mux) Articles Login Register   *

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
October 20, 2021, 12:49:17 pm

Login with username, password and session length
The Cauldron's server is expensive and requires monthly payments. Please become a Bronze, Silver or Gold Donor if you can. Donations are needed every month. Without member support, we can't afford the server.
TC Staff
Important Information about this Archive Board
This message board is The Cauldron: A Pagan Forum's SMF Archive Board. It is closed to new memberships and to posting, but there are over 250,000 messages here that you can still search and read -- many full of interesting and useful information. (This board was open from February 2007 through June 2011).

Our new vBulletin discussion board is located at -- if you would like to participate in discussions like those you see here, please visit our new vBulletin message board, register an account and join in our discussions. We hope you will find the information in this message archive useful and will consider joining us on our new board.
Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Add bookmark  |  Print  
Author Topic: Making a Wand vs Buying a Wand  (Read 5855 times)
Master Member
Last Login:October 26, 2011, 09:58:01 pm
United States United States

Religion: Kemetic
Posts: 550

Blog entries (0)


« Reply #5: August 06, 2009, 12:28:15 am »

Hi everyone,

Just wondering for those of you out there who have a wand, did you make it yourself of did you buy it?  I have seen some really nice wands out there for sale but when i've picked them up I wasn't really 'feelin it' if you know what I mean, sort of like our energies didn't gel. 

I have been thinking about making my own wand, I am very drawn to Willow, always have been.  Now, to obtain a suitable piece of willow I understand first I must seek the trees permission and always thank the tree for letting me take the wood, but do I have to take a piece from the ground which has already fallen or is it ok for me to take it from one of the trees branches?

Once I have got the wood for my wand do I have to do anything in particular with it to make it a wand or can I use it as it is?


I have made wands and bought wands, and I prefer my bought wand over the ones I made, but that is really by personal choice. When it comes to buying wands, always always always wait until the right one comes along before spending the money. However, if you feel that making a wand is more suited for you, then by all means- do so.

As for myself, when making wands, I will look around at the trees nearby, and see if any of them have a suitable branch for me, or if any nice branches are on the ground. I tend not to pick up branches off of the ground because they have a nasty habit of being infested with bugs, and that doesn't work well. From there, I ask the tree to allow me the branch. I usually do a short meditation, and leave an offering. If I start to cut the branch, and it doesn't feel like it will come off easily, I take that as a sign of "No" and don't continue any further. Also, I only take one branch from each tree per year. Never anything more than that.

As for the drying process, that depends on the branch, sometimes it only takes a couple weeks, other times it can take a couple months. From there, I will decide whether to strip the bark, and how to adorn the wand. Sometimes I use crystals, cording or wire to accentuate the handle, but I let the wand tell me what would look well on it. From there, I sand things down, glue things on if need be, and sometimes I'll use a spray sealant, to keep the wood sealed and looking nice. However, I really want to try using an all natural wax one day.

That's my basic process. I can give you further details if need be. Best of luck!

dA | FB | LJ

Welcome, Guest!
You will need to register and/or login to participate in our discussions.

Read our Rules and Policies and the Quoting Guidelines.

Help Fund Our Server? Donate to Lyricfox's Cancer Fund?

Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Add bookmark  |  Print  
Jump to:  
  Portal   Forum   Help Rules Search Chat (Mux) Articles Login Register   *

* Share this topic...
In a forum
In a site/blog

Related Topics
Subject Started by Replies Views Last post
Wood, wand, staff « 1 2 3 »
Crafts and Hobbies
Purplewitch 32 9717 Last post September 22, 2007, 10:27:02 pm
by Cathira
Calling all wand owners/users « 1 2 3 »
Magic and the Occult for Beginners
FierFlye 31 9319 Last post January 16, 2008, 03:08:37 pm
by Áine
How does one go about creating a wand? « 1 2 3 »
Magic and the Occult for Beginners
Lyikos 34 14138 Last post April 07, 2008, 02:03:37 pm
by serpentrose
What Type of Wood is my Wand? « 1 2 »
Magic and the Occult for Beginners
Redhound666 16 10433 Last post April 17, 2008, 05:12:36 pm
by Redhound666
Buying idols
Books and Other Resources
Waldfrau 8 3601 Last post August 03, 2009, 01:23:36 pm
by Kullervo
EU Cookie Notice: This site uses cookies. By using this site you consent to their use.

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2006-2008, Simple Machines
TinyPortal v0.9.8 © Bloc
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.076 seconds with 35 queries.