Diva Pens

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Project by JohnGreco posted 06-09-2011 03:09 PM 1331 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have a craft fair this weekend and thought I’d make a few Diva pens to see how they do. If the reaction they got on my Facebook fan page is any indication, they should do well.

The pens themselves have Swarovski crystals with gold and rhodium plating- believe me when I say the pictures don’t do them justice, they just won’t stop sparkling. The blue ones are made with a dyna blue acrylester blank, and the red ones are made with Bloodwood. They have a pretty good weight for their size and write nicely.

Making single tube pens almost feels like cheating- I’m getting a full pen but only need to turn 1 blank. It’s a longer blank, but still.

The Bloodwood is finished with 5 coats of CA. Thanks for looking :)

-- John

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#1 posted 06-09-2011 03:52 PM

hli cool looking pen i like them very nice
how much are you selling them for
i made 100 pen and sold them for charity got the in certs for 2 euro each from my local hardware store
told owner what i was doing and he give me a good deal he is a good friend the blanks where scrape timber i had laying around the workshop i soled the pen for 22 euro each and give all the money to cancer recherche


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#2 posted 06-09-2011 06:55 PM

Thanks, Branch. Very generous of you to donate the money! I’ll be selling these for $50 each, which I think is around 34 euro’s.

-- John

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#3 posted 06-09-2011 06:59 PM

Those things are pimp!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#4 posted 06-09-2011 09:45 PM

John – they turned out very nice. Keep us posted on how these did at your show. I have been really bad about turning pens that suit my taste and have been hesitant to go out on a limb and do something that I wouldn’t necessarily use myself.

Nice work and best of luck this weekend at your show.

-- -Jay Hartman - Morrisville, PA

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#5 posted 06-10-2011 01:54 PM

Very nice! I have been thinking about making some of those. Great finish!

-- christopheralan

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#6 posted 06-13-2011 03:00 PM

Well the show didn’t go so well, thunderstorms rolled through a couple of times and kept the foot traffic light. Did really well with my bullet pens and got to meet a fellow woodworker who gifted me a beautiful piece of flowering plum. So all in all not a bad day :)

-- John

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