Christmas Baubles: African Miyuki Magic fountain pens

[Update: A is still available. B, C and D are sold. And we can make more of this style.] Here are the four African Miyuki pens we posted on Instagram on Christmas Day in a video that looked like baubles on a Christmas tree. All four are very similar (though not identical) and are adorned with fabulous Japanese Miyuki beads. B and C’s beads are very similar (lots of purple, gold, fuschia, turquoise and emerald beads; A has similar colours but no fuchsia; D has more silver/blue and neither gold nor fuschia beads.

When ordering, please specify which pen you would like, or else leave it up to us to surprise you!

And please don’t ask how many times I’ve tried to create these pens and made mistakes along the way. Let’s just say it’s been a Kilimanjaro-steep learning curve and leave it at that … (Fortunately I think I’ve managed to make just about every error in the book – in fact by now I must’ve written the book – so hopefully from here on it will be easier to make beaded pens!)


Nib: Bock #6. Please select Fine, Medium or Broad in the check-out. Polished steel is standard; bi-color (i.e. steel & gold) is also available.

Refill type: Standard international fountain pen converter (supplied) or ink cartridge

Dimensions: Total length (closed): 146 mm (5,7″). Length (pen only, no cap): 136 mm. Diameter at widest point (excl. cap): 16 mm (0,63″). Length of section: 30 mm (1,2 “). Diameter of section at narrowest point: 12 mm (0,47 “). Cap thread: 14mm (0,5″).



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.