I've always wanted to "make" a staff of my own, but I always get discouraged when I consider that the wood might not be strong enough, and I never follow through.
For yours, I assume it'd be either a prop, or part of a costume? Not used for fighting (play, choreographed, etc.), am I right?
Not that I have plans to go out on the town with my staff striking citizens and civilians, but I would like something sturdy.
Either way, back to the point, your creation is glorious and looks wonderful! The only qualm I have with it (and this is PURELY personal) is that the gem isn't symmetrical and I am a HUGE stickler for symmetry on things. Otherwise, wonderful!
Do you have plans for anything similar to this?