Handcrafted Ballpoint Pen in Black Titanium and Platinum with Millefiori, Polymer Clay
Ballpoint pen is made from the highest quality professional Polymer Clay Millefiori pen Blanks in existence. Every Pen Blank is a one-of-a-kind work of art.
Classic style ballpoint pen with flair and elegance, the lower band has detailed etchings that add an elegant look to the pen. This is a really elegant and intricate looking pen that would make a great gift. This ink pen is Classic, Durable and has an extremely smooth pen mechanism. You will find the ink pen has an ideal weight and balance to it and also gives smooth writing with a Parker style refill. This twist style ink pen was individually handcrafted through a long process and is one of a kind. The Polymer Clay has been turned, sanded coated with 10 layers of finish and polished to a high shine that is extremely beautiful and durable. Pen ships with instructions for use in maple case shown for protection or gift giving.
Handmade Pens Black Ti and Platinum Plating
Titanium is versatile, lightweight and strong, this metal is as strong as steel but is 45% lighter in weight, and is similar to platinum in its resistance to tarnishing. Titanium's strength, durability, and lustrous beauty make it an ideal choice for pens that are subject to daily wear.
Titanium Oxide is the hardest metal available for pen coatings. Its only "down" side is that it has a dark smoky color rather than the bright brilliance of platinum and rhodium. With the appropriate pen style and body, this can give a very dramatic and rich appearance.
Platinum is extremely durable. It's shiny and beautiful, but it's also a metal that will last for generations.
Possibly natures most brilliant and durable precious metal, Platinum is used by the world’s premier pen manufacturers to plate their very finest pens. Platinum has a soft white hue. It's 30 times rarer than gold (which means it's more expensive), 40% heavier than 14K gold and platinum will not tarnish or oxidize, however it ages beautifully by developing a lustrous patina.
Platinum sells for as much as $1,500.00 per troy ounce and it is unmatched in brilliance and durability. The Rhodium and Platinum plating on my pens will last a lifetime.
Handmade Pens Polymer Clay Millefiori
The highest quality professional Polymer Clay Millefiori pen Blanks in existence. Every Pen Blank is a one-of-a-kind work of art.
The millefiori pen blank is covered with Polymer Clay (sometimes known as 'poly-clay') that is cured, making them extremely durable. Each cane image; leaf, flower, butterfly, fish, bird, insect, drama mask, skull or other various assorted images is individual pieces that have been created and applied one slice at a time to make the finished pen blank. The poly clay is this coated in multi layers of finish for durability.
Millefiori (Italian: [milleˈfjoːri]) is a glasswork technique which produces distinctive decorative patterns on glassware. The term millefiori is a combination of the Italian words "mille" (thousand) and "fiori" (flowers). The millefiori technique has been applied to poly-clay and other materials. As the clay is quite pliable and does not need to be heated and reheated to fuse it, it is a much easier medium in which to produce millefiori patterns than glass.
Handcrafted Ink Pens Features and Specs
- Pen Type – Ballpoint
- Pen Type Operation – Twist
- Fittings – Black Ti and Platinum
- Material – Poly Clay
- Color – Pink with Flowers, Leaves and Dragon Flies
- Length – 5-1/4 inch
- Width (measured at point of finger contact) - .425 inch
- Weight – 1.4 oz
- Replacing Ink Cartridge – Unscrew bottom halve
- Pen Operation – Twist pen to extend and retract
- Ink Color – Black Ballpoint
- Ink Cartridge Type – Upgraded, Schmidt Easy-Flow Parker style refill
- Includes Maple case shown in photo for display or gifting
Additional Information on Handcrafted Pens
- All of my ink pens are handcrafted on a lathe in my shop
- Each picture of a pen is the actual pen that you will receive
- All pens will ship within 24 - 48 hours
- Each ink pen is unique; no two will ever be alike since they are handcrafted works of art.
- All of our wood products are purchased through legally licensed providers that provide exotic woods from sustainable forest product areas.
Ink Pen Crafting Process
The ballpoint pen is constructed first by hand selecting each piece and then cutting, drilling and turning the pen to its final shape on a lathe. The pen is then sanded 7 times with progressively finer grits (150, 220, 320, 400, 600, and 800) of sandpaper, to achieve a very smooth surface and a diameter tolerance of .001 - .002 in, for a smooth transition with the metal parts. Wood pens then have 10 coats of finish applied and the ink pen is sanded again 9 times with sandpaper to 12,000 grits to a high shine or satin finish. Acrylic and Tru-Stone pens are sanded 9 times with sandpaper to 12,000 grits for a high shine and then a polish is added.
Materials: polymer clay, black titanium, platinum, metal, black ink.