|The wands after having put lots of glue and beads on them.|
It's basically just taking a chopstick and adding glue to the thicker end, slowly building up a base, or trying to add in design elements.
I was a little skeptical, but they were pretty easy to do. Though for my next batch I'm going to switch to a low temp glue. Much of what the time took was waiting for a layer of glue to dry so that I could use it as a base for the next layer--especially the spiraled ones.
I also put on a lot of various beads to add texture, structure, and bumps. Worked out pretty well. Next step is to paint them. I think I'll be a bit cheap and spray paint them a basic solid color--some I'd like to see what they look like white or black. Then I might think about a second coat of varnish. They might look a little flat if I don't add a little something extra. And possibly in between that, some extra paint for variation or if they look too boring. I finished these ten in about 2 hours. But again, a lot of trial and error, waiting for glue to dry, and first time uncertainty. I think I could crank out quite a few more of these a lot quicker a second time.
Painted three of the wands to see what the final look would be. I'm mostly pleased with how they turned out--but I'm curious about what the brown ones will look like.