Just lately I have experimented with resin and casting my own blanks, now I have found a resin I like and is easy to work with there are lots more to follow with all the different opportunities this opens up. Being able to make my own colour schemes for pens or customer requests, able to cast blanks to expand the novelty pens like steampunk or watch part pens and hybrid wooden pens will be a real boon.
Steampunk Watch Parts Pen
The steampunk pen is very labour intensive to make, sourcing watch parts or broken watches, stripping the watches of usable parts. The base metal work on the pen barrels with all the little details of rivet holes to make before the cogs and other small parts can be glued on, then to cast the tubes in resin before all the normal pen turning work can happen. Once finished this steampunk watch parts executive rollerball pen is just stunning.
Above is a close up shot showing some of the pens fine details. I do have another pen ready to cast but need to make some modifications to the mould first so that will follow in a week or two.
Monochrome Safety Razor
Also this week I have a new monochrome custom safety razor handle to go along side the mach 3 razor handles. The chrome hardware really does make this stand out and just in time if you need gift ideas for Fathers day.
along with the other things to cast above I can also cast the blanks for shaving brushes.
Last but not least I will be making and expanding the range of Bella handmade pens with its stylish design and a higher quality rhodium plating I really like them. Here are two more to be going on with, first of all a myrtle burr wooden ballpoint pen
and second a Bella handmade ballpoint pen with the barrel designed to look like the long island iced tea drink it even has the crushed ice effect.
all of these Bella design pens use a Parker G2 style refill so there is a wide range of coloured inks and different ink types available in any of the high street stationary shops.
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