I’ve done it. I have my Wand. A true, 24k gold-gilded, silver-capped, quartz-set ebony Wand of Art.
And yes, for those who are interested, I wrote about how I constructed and consecrated it, from the design to the angels, and you can read the whole thing here if you want. (You totally should, especially if you’re interested in seeing the process I used to make and consecrate it.) I’m calling it my Wand of Art, because I don’t think I’ll ever need another wand after this, unless it’s for some extraordinarily specific purpose. After putting the hours and labor into this project, with the help of some very generous friends of mine, there’s no way I can not use this wand. My deepest thanks go to Raven Orthaevelve and Sr. Satelle. for their extraordinary generosity and patience with this project. I couldn’t have done it without these guys for putting up with my incessant questions, nor for helping me out nontrivially with supplies.
Now, some of you may mention, “But polyphanes, don’t you have two other wands?” Why, yes, I do! I have the fire wand I made back in 2011 as a fire-specific wand, and my original wand that I made for my Table of Practice at the beginning of this journey. The ebony Wand, though, replaces both of them. The fire wand is dedicated to a friend of mine for use in his Work, while the other wand…I haven’t yet decided what to do with it just yet. I may keep it to sell or as a gift, or as a “travel wand” just in case. We’ll see, I suppose. I’m certainly not opposed to selling or passing on my own ritual tools, especially the ones I made in my magical infancy, but if that’s the case, I prefer that people use them to start with, make better ones, and pass the old ones on to others as I would.