Wands are simply an extention of yourself, they are a tool, you don't need to use one if you don't have easy access to one or cannot create one, but even a twig from the woods can be used as a wand.
You could purchase a wand of wood, crystal or metal that is pre-made for you so long as you feel drawn to it.
Or you can create a more complex wand by collecting a suitable piece of dried wood (you could choose a type of wood that calls to you), you could then carve in symbols, add crystals, etc, to make it your own.
Re: How can I craft a wand By: Lark Moderator / Knowledgeable
Post # 5 Jan 26, 2018
Wands are not themselves magical. Real wands are not like those in novels and films. All the wand does is to help direct the energy of the working that the magic user is doing. But the magic and the energy are in the spellcaster, not in the wand.