Instruments of Power Wand-Crafting Recommended Supplies List
Wood: A Branch or root, hand-chosen by the the craftsperson. See our guide on How to find your Instrument.
Wood Carving Knife Set (small): For instruments that are more delicate or branches under 12 inches, these tools will suffice for the stripping of bark.
The Book of Stones by Robert Simmons: This book or one similar will assist you in the research phase as you communicate with your instruments nature, and what it will need to serve you.
Sandpaper: Hand-sanding is the most sensual way to smooth down the newly exposed core of your instrument, but you can also use an optional rotary tool.
Protective Gloves: It is possible to apply too much pressure while scraping bark, leading you to cut your hand with your wood carving knife set. Safety gloves are always recommended and can be purchased at any home and garden store.
Safety Goggles: Protect your eyes from flying bark and sawdust. These are especially necessary if you use an electric rotary tool.
Organic Beeswax: Beeswax is the sweet balm we will use to soothe the rawness of exposure, and seal your loving intention into your instrument.
Small pot and pyrex bowl, or double boiler: You will need this to melt your beeswax.
Pilers & Wire Cutters: Copper or silver wire (not copper or silver colored wire) is used on most instruments to promote conductivity, and to attach crystals, beads, bones, feathers and other elements that may need to be wrapped.
Copper Wire: Be careful not to buy cheap copper-colored imitations. The conductivity of copper is much higher than other metals with the exception of gold and silver wire, which is much more costly.
Crystals: Each Instrument you create will require its own alchemical combination of crystals, minerals and stones. There is no Universal here.
Other materials some wands might require and desire:
Wood Burning kit (to add symbols)
Rotary Tool Kit: This is an optional but very handy tool to have for sanding hard to reach joints in the wood.