Perlé beaded fountain pen

The beads on this Perlé Pen are an iridescent fuchsia, and a deeper burgundy, interspersed with silver … while the body changes from a streaked deep blue to a more violet shade, depending on the angle of the light. (Almost impossible to photograph, so if you would like a closer look, please see the 6 second video posted on our Instagram page.) The pen is a Dafoe model with gently tapered ends and middle, and almost flat ends. The grip section is long, with a flare at the end, though this can be customised to suit your desired shape.

The word perlé means both beaded (in French, as in beaded with condensation) or in South Africa it refers to a semi-sweet sparkling wine, hence it’s fitting that this pen should be pictured alongside a bottle of bubbly. (So kind of Pongracz to produce a colour-coordinated bottle to match our pen ;), though they would probably be horrified at the name … I was brought up thinking Paarl Perlé was the height of sophistication, whereas it is now seen as one of the lower end of the market wines, whereas Pongracz is made in the fermented Methode Cap Classique. Which is a roundabout way of saying that it’s made in the same way as champagne, but without infringing on the appellation.)

Beaded pens are becoming one of our trademarks and we have recently upped our game by incorporating beadweaving … each coloured bead is woven into place by hand and there are more than 350 Japanese Miyuki Delica beads on this pen. Learning beadweaving is like learning to weave spells, only harder. (In my Muggle opinion.)

Note: This pen was originally reserved but has since been made available. If it is sold, please give us a shout and we can make a similar one just for you.



Dafoe Model.


Shimmery streaked blue / violet-blue. The beads are Miyuki Delicas.


Jowo #6 in polished steel, or Bock #6 in polished steel or in steel and gold-plate. Please select Fine, Medium or Broad in the check-out. (Please DM me if you need an Extra Fine.)

Refill type:

Standard international fountain pen converter (supplied) or ink cartridge.


Total length (closed): 140 mm (5.5″). Length (pen only, no cap): 135 mm (5.3″). Diameter at widest point (excl. cap): 15.7 mm (0.62″). Diameter of section at narrowest point: 10,3 mm (0.4 “).  Cap thread: 13 mm (0.51″).


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.