Completed this wand today and it was rehomed instantly. However, here is the writeup as I think this one is my best to date.
Into the Dark Blackthorn Ceremonial Wand. This is a special wand designed to maximise the energy of the blackthorn. Blackthorn is associated with the goddess Morrigan. It is an extremely defensive tree so excellent in protective and defensive magic. Blackthorn is curious amongst the world of trees due to its stubborn and chaotic nature. An older piece of blackthorn will be melancholy, secretive, stubborn and difficult to direct when focusing your intent. A younger piece of blackthorn is off the scale with chaotic energy. Therefore really this is a tree that should only be used by experienced practitioners who are able to control the energy, because when it is controlled there is no other wood as powerful to use magically. Thus piece of blackthorn is from a hawthorn and blackthorn grove - the realm of the hedgewitch. The tip of this wand is set with a high grade large bloodstone point. Along the wand surrounded by sculpted spirals and leaves inset whith black rhinestones are carnelian and garnet. Bloodstone is a most powerful stone with a high iron content,and brilliant as a battle stone for healing wounds. Highly protective, it acts as a shield in the darkest of places returning the astral traveller unscathed to the earth plane. Carnelian, used thoughout millenia as a compaion of the dead in their graves, is a warrior stone for courage. Garnet is for fearlessness and is a talisman against death and injury. Working down the wand which is bound with black velvet to bring into the play the iron fist in velvet glove scenario, finally the last piece of the jigsaw is the Alu bindrune. The Alue bind rune means an inspired or ecstatic force and combines the runes Ansuz, laguz and Uruz. The formula ALU is used to raise an inspired force and to use that force for protection or other purposes - it is a charm of great power and force, perfect when teamed with the blackthorn, bloodstone, garnet and carnelian. This wand is very heavy, chunky and potent. It is not a showpiece despite its appearance, it is a full working piece and when used correctly and bonded to you, it can be unparalleled in projecting your force.