Be-baubled fountain pens

We are updating our Christmas Baubles that we released in 2020 with a new range of beaded, be-baubled fountain pens.

This is the first of the new series: A green body, streaked with shimmer, with purple finials, and lashings of beads and baubles. The beads are Japanese Miyuki Delicas and the baubles are Miyuki gold-plated seed beads.

The connection between beads and Africa has a long history. Early bead adornments going back 50 000 years have been excavated in a cave on South Africa’s coast and glass beads became ‘currency’ when traders arrived on our shores. Some slaves were apparently traded for beads! In modern times, beading with intricate patterns has become an iconic part of some African cultures, with specific styles associated with rites of passage such as getting married, and traditional healers can be identified by their distinctive bead-wear.

These be-baubled, beaded pens are a celebration of colour and are intended to bring a sparkle into everyday life.

In the last two photos we show images of the original African Miyuki Magic : Christmas Baubles pens that we made in 2020. If that style appeals to you, please send us a message as we can still create pens along those lines.

SPECIFICATIONS

Model

Be-baubled fountain pen.

Material

Not yet named.

Nib

Bock #6 in either polished steel or steel & gold-plate, alternatively Jowo #6 in polished steel. Please select Fine, Medium or Broad at the check-out.

Refill type

Standard international fountain pen converter (supplied) or ink cartridge

Dimensions

Total length (closed): 146 mm (5,7″). Length (pen only, no cap): 135 mm (5,3″). Diameter at widest point (excl. cap): 16,4 mm (0,65″). Length of section: 30 mm (1,2 “). Diameter of grip section at narrowest point: 10,8 mm (0,42“). Cap thread: 14mm (0,55″).

 

SHIPPING

Within South Africa, we offer a flat rate of R125 for couriering smaller items.

International shipping is via a courier or express postage with a tracking number and should take around 10 – 20 working days. Pens are securely packed and insured.

Please use the checkout to see the shipping cost for your location.

R3,500

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