i just realized that i meant to post this yesterday and got distracted.
i made these last week after a request for pens. then i got distracted again (see a theme here?) when paypal seemed not to have mailed the invoice. last night i finished sanding and buffing them, and one is on its way to a new home this morning.
i really hate the sanding part. but it makes all the difference in the world to how they look and feel. i don't mind buffing so much. i had actually made about 15 more of these, but had an oven accident and the chambers closed up. i think i may make those into awls.
these are copper mokume gane. the polymer clay covers a papermate flexigrip ultra pen. at the end of each pen is a metal barrel which can be unscrewed to replace the ink cartridge. i sell these for $10, which is a great price point for people who can't afford a book. i usually make them in all sorts of colors, but create them in batches of the same sort of pattern. one of my clients bought a whole variety of them recently, so i only have these new copper ones on hand. time to hit the polymer desk!