Well, yad is the hebrew word for hand, and so a yad is actually a pointer, which is used when one reads from the torah scroll.
I made this yad from PMC in silver. I carved the pointer and made a decorative spirals for the finial. I am also working on a version with a carved hand. And one that can be personalized.
It's a little funny to be that I am actually sculpting with the metal clay. Sculpture was my least favorite subject in art school. Funny how things turn out, Professor Shaun would be proud, well, probably not.