How I did it:
1. I went to a Chinese restaurant and grabbed a handful of chopsticks.
2. Once home, I took a cheap pencil sharpener and sharpened the chopsticks to a point (or points, depending...)
3. I took my battery operated manicure kit and sanded the chopsticks down. I find this works tons better than sandpaper, considering that nail shaping and filing is essentially sanding.
4. I took a piece of wax paper and buffed the chopsticks that way.
5. I went to Wal-Mart and got some cute little buttons for the ends. When I asked about Fimo clay, the sales droids were clueless. "You want what?"
6. When I got home, I glued the buttons to the bottoms of the chopsticks. I found out that Elmer's School Glue didn't work. The buttons kept falling off. I needed something stronger. Super Glue? Didn't have any. I scouted around the garage. Et voila! Liquid Nails. Not Nine Inch Nails, mind you, but Liquid Nails.
They're sitting in a glass on my dresser "curing". The adhesive is a combination synthetic rubber and something else (epoxy?). Anyway, the stuff WORKS, and there's no way in hell that I can remove the buttons from the bottoms once that stuff dries.
Then, why would I want to?
7. The size 3s are made from a pair of bamboo barbecue skewers. They were the smaller ones. The larger ones gauge to a size 5.