This is the wand handle which I have wrapped in a pretty, multi-color yarn. The stick had a natural place for the hand, which was cool, and one reason I liked the stick. I added two additional charms -milagros - a rose and a bird for good measure.
I learned some neat things about magic wands through this little swap. I learned that they undoubtedly originated under Zoroastianism and the Magi. You can read more about this here: http://www.esotericarchives.com/wands/index.html