Being a Wiccan and Gnostic High Priestess, one of the things I had to do was construct my own wand... I created two over the years, but the best one by far was my original, which I still have to this day. Here is a photo of me holding it. I carved it from a piece of wood that I found in a "Faerie Ring", that is to say a ring of toadstools, in the woods at a park near where I used to live. The same woods in which I had both several sacred visions of the Greek Goddess Diana Lucifera and the Celtic Goddess Dana. Regarding the wand's construction... I mounted a clear gemstone at the tip of it, and held it in place with two black cords. Then I added a couple of yellow ribbons (which hold a sacred, symbolic significance in my spiritual beliefs) and I deemed it complete. I had also washed the wand in water I had blessed and consecrated, before drying it and decorating and then placing it on my Wiccan shrine in order to imbue it with sacred energy. Constructing a true "magic" wand is no simple thing, unlike creating a simple decorative wand... but requires effort, dedication, and no small amount of spiritual energy on the part of the Witch or Warlock who embarks on such a creation. Mine was well worth the making though, since it has served me well over the years... and it is pretty besides. My other "magic" wand has rainbow-colored ribbons that crisscross the whole length of it, and has a purple gemstone mounted into it, but regrettably I have no pictures of me holding that one.