I made some double ended crochet hooks and then made some of these too. I used dowels from michaels crafts although the Home Depot had some even in hard woods like walnut I sure want to try. I have a dremel tool for the cutting and sanding. I used candle was on a buffer attachement to polish it smooth. I cant find my extra cord that I ordered years ago so substituted crochet cotten until i can hunt up my cord.