Amidst fighting a real bad ear infection, I managed to finish my staff. I've added a lot of personally meaningful bits and pieces to it that I've either found myself, or that were gifted to me by a dear loved one. These include stones, teeth, shells, seeds, beads, mammoth tusk (genuine!), deer antler, feather, horse hair, cow bone, and pewter pendant.
Ratty couldn't care less about my power staff... She's in love with Ford! :)