A bunch of stuff arrived today: some decorative doodads from Vintage Jewelry Supplies and a bunch of old toggle switches off ebay. The former I can handle fine - superglue, blu-tack and a small stick. The switch is going to require expert technical advice from the guys in the Design & Technology Dept. at school, just as soon as we've all survived coursework season.
The 'silver' thing on the grip is to cover up the original "Elite"logo; I like that it looks a bit like a tentacle, too. The brass leafy viney thing is just because.