I will show you how to create the Elder Wand for about $5.00 using Super Sculpey. Now you don't have to be a super sculpter to make this either, all you need to do this is snakes, coils and spheres.
Step 1: Materials
All you need is:
Wire (a coat hanger will work)
shoe polish (liquid not paste)
sculpting tools (optional)
Step 2: Building the body of the wand
Wrap the foil around the wire tightly to build up the body of the wand starting about 2 inches from the bottom and tapering at the top. Leave about 3/4 inch from the top. the body of the wand should measure about 1/8 inch across when fully wrapped.
you will use about 2 feet of foil.
you base of the wand should be about 3/8 inches thick.
Step 3: Starting the sculpt
Start by wrapping the entire body of the wand with sculpy and smoothing it out as thin as possible.
Then make small snakes and coil them around the wand to form the beads on the body.
start with a small snake about 2 inches in length and about 1/8 inch thick and gradually make thicker snakes and repeat until you have your rough shape of the wand.