Unicorn Roll Stoppers? Dragonflies? Celtic Knotwork? You name it!

800_custom_ocean_obsidian_dolphin_roll-stopper2Roll Stoppers!  I’m proud to announce that Scriptorium Pens now offers Sterling Silver Roll Stoppers as another way to personalize your custom pen. Maybe you’ve always wanted a pen with a unicorn on it, or happen to love dragonflies, or would love to have a little kitty cat draped over the top of your pen. I can provide those or just about any design you can think of.

I’ve always wanted to offer roll stoppers, and when a recent customer asked for a dolphin roll stopper, it was time for me to learn how to make them. I love learning to do new things, and this was a totally new experience because I had to learn silver soldering with a butane torch. After lots of practice, I finally mastered it — and without burning the house down. 🙂 The technique involves desoldering the thin post on the back of an earring, then soldering on a much thicker copper post that will allow epoxy to firmly hold the stopper in place in a little hole drilled in the top of the pen cap.

Below are some of the stoppers I have on hand right now, and I can probably find anything else you may be looking for, whether it’s a winged Pegasus, a faerie, a motorcycle, a snake, an Autumn leaf, or whatever. Roll stoppers are a way to make your pen truly unique, truly yours. Check out the Roll Stoppers page for more info.

Roll Stoppers

Elongated Celtic Knot, Celtic Triskelion, Kitty Cat, Feather, Unicorn, Dragonfly, Dolphin, Laughing Dolphin

New Pen Model, New Clips, and Site Updates

New Pen Model — the Epic!

Announcing the Epic!

Epic in Illuminated Amber Acrylic (Large)

The Epic is pretty much exactly what I think of when I envision fountain pens, and this model started out as a pen I made just for myself this weekend, and I liked it so much, I decided to make it part of the regular offering. I rarely make pens for myself, and this is the first one in at least a year and a half.

Like its literary namesake, the Epic is big and bold. Long, clean lines create a pen that is strong and grand without being ostentatious. The barrel expands ever so slightly toward the end before making a sharp taper downward. Though similar to the expanding barrel on the Balladeer, the Epic’s barrel is much slimmer, with only a slight swell at the widest point of diameter. This design helps to keep the pen from slipping down in the hand. Check out the Epic page for more images.

New Clips

Classic Clip in Sterling Silver, Bronze, & Brass

Classic Clip in Sterling Silver, Bronze, & Brass

Modern Clip in Sterling Silver, Bronze, & Brass

Modern Clip in Sterling Silver, Bronze, & Brass

The new custom clips in Bronze and Brass are now available in both Classic and Modern styles, joining the Sterling Silver clips for a choice of colors to suit your pen material. These clips are hand cast using the lost wax method and are solid, not plated!  My favorite is the Bronze. I love the patina it develops over time, adding unique character to a pen. These custom clips are available as an upgrade option to the standard clip offerings.  See the new Clips page for details.

Site Updates

As mentioned above, there’s a new page just for Clips. Many customers have asked for a page with pictures of all the clips to choose from, so here it is! I’ve included both front and side angle views.

I’ve also updated the Pen Model Dimensions Chart to reflect the full Scriptorium model lineup to date.

That’s it for now. I hope to have a really cool announcement for you in a couple of weeks! 🙂