For the hardware, I purchased a seam ripper at a fabric store and discarded its lid. The wood is a exotic wood pen blank I purchased in an assortment. The woods were not labeled so I don’t know what species of wood it is.
Step 1: Mount in a chuck.
Step 2: Drill 1/4″ hole 1 5/8″ deep (for my ripper). Then enlarge the hole by one bit size down to 1/2″
Step 3: Turn a simple, easily held handle. A lot of beads and coves may show off turning skills but would be less comfortable to hold. Mine is finished with beeswax and mineral oil
That’s all – a simple but usefull project.