Somewhere in the neighborhood of four to five years ago, I made the online acquaintance (via Twitter) of Renee, aka @lady_tortoise aka @ScriptoriumPens. (You can follow her on Twitter, Instagram and Flickr) Back then Renee was wrapping up her first career and getting ready to retire. Our friendship was built upon a love of fountain pens and dogs. Below are some photos of her beautiful Australian Shepherds aka The Mud Puppies.
Fast forward to 2014, Renee and I lost touch. I am not on Twitter all that much anymore, but I do follow a number of blogs and I check into Twitter now and then.
I don't remember exactly where but I stumbled across Scriptorium Pens and began to explore the website. The more I read, the more I realized that this was my old friend, so I immediately got in touch and discovered that she has launched a second career as a pen maker.
One thing lead to another and the Bard featured here is the result. I simply loved the shape of this pen.
Scriptorium Pens offers twelve unique designs or you can work with her to create your own custom pen. You also have a wide range of materials to choose from. Renee will provide you the links to materials providers and you can go wild.
The material I chose is Maj'K Mists Color Shifting. I love the gorgeous iridescence of this material, however it makes this a difficult pen to photo.
I had this pen made as an eye dropper, although I can use a converter.
I chose a two-toned steel nib (gold is just outrageous right now) in Extra Fine.
Check that translucency.
So if you are looking for a custom pen, check out Renee's website, I don't think that you will be disappointed.