This year's collector ornament has finally made it to the website! This year I decided to do an ornament with some color! The wood is many thin sheets of veneer dyed in primary colors and then laminated or glued together. When this is turned, it produces a stunning visual effect. I opted for a shape that was different than the typical round or egg shapes, as I thought it would add more interest with the laminated blank. I only made a select few of these, and I think they will go quickly, so come and get yours soon to get it by Christmas!
Come see us at the Crafter's Network Craft Show tomorrow in Mt. Pleasant! We will have new items - Seam Ripper Necklaces, Golf Ball Mark Repair Tools, Christmas Ornaments, Key Chains, and more!
Come out and see new handmade pens and some of our new items at the Del Web Christmas Bazaar. We'll have Christmas Ornaments, Key Chains, Golf Accessories and more hand turned items this Sunday, November 13th, from 10:00AM to 4:00PM. There will be lots of vendors with handmade items that will make great Christmas gifts for that hard to shop for someone! 325 Palmetto Point, Summerville, SC
Check out the new Sierra Styles - black and gold trim is a beautiful contrast, and the Contour Grip helps keep from getting those pesky writing cramps. We will have more colors and options coming soon in these two styles. Check them out on our Sierra Ballpoint Pen Page.
I've added some more Trimline Ballpoint Pen Options... check out the new colors and styles! Come see more at our webpage for Trimline Penz!
So, getting through some of my backlog of penz I made over the last few months. I finally have some time to sit down and update the website. Check out two of my favorites here - roller ball penz. These handmade penz write so smooth thanks to the liquid ink and the ceramic ball in the Schmidt refills. These beauties would be excellent Christmas gifts for anyone who likes a smooth writing pen. As I catch up with inventory and craft shows for the Christmas season, I'll update you as often as I can.
Set up for the St. Joseph's Church Craft Fair. New items - seam ripper necklaces, smart phone stand/stylus, and golf ball mark repair tools!
We'll be here from 9:00 until 3:00, so come out and say hi and help support our local Crafters!
1695 wallenberg blvd, charleston, sc. behind the Total Wine and More shopping center.
So, it's been a while since I've posted anything. After the trip to Arizona to see family, Wendi and I decided to do some work to the house. Most of our spare time has been working on the house or the many trips to Lowe's and Home Depot to get supplies. Anyway, Just thought I share some of the penz that I made a couple of moths ago that I didn't post before.
I was asked to do this one for Adam. Him and his Squad wanted to give something to his LT because he was transferring. This is a new style "Salute the Troops" Bolt Action Ballpoint Pen. I used an inlaid Air Force Logo blank and then customized it with a saying on the opposite side. It came out pretty nice, and Adam's LT really liked it.
Another special request I had from an old shipmate of mine who has gone on to make Chief. Zach Dunavant, here's the one you were looking for. This is a Salute the Troops Bolt Action pen made with an intricate inlay of the Navy Chief Anchor. The Anchor and USN are made from Holly and the major part of the blank is Maple. I'' be posting again soon some new stuff.
I'll also be setting up at the Crafter's Network Craft Show in Mount Pleasant on the 17th, which is next week. It will be at the Bi-Lo Pavillion in Mt Pleasant from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM. So anyone in the area, please come out and support us!
No, its not a pen, these are our new Seam Rippers. Those of you who have done any sewing might have had use for one of these to remove existing stitches from a project. I have made these in a ergonomic design to make it easy to push into the seam with little effort. We will offer a couple of different styles, currently a single seam ripper and a dual ended version. The single has a clip on it to allow it to be carried in a pocket or clipped to a piece of material for easy access. These make great gifts for anyone you know who does any kind of needle-craft, sewing, or even leather tooling.
So, I wanted to do something special for my step-son Adam to congratulate him on making Staff Sergeant recently.
Here's the pen I made for him. The Staff Sergeant badge is laser cut from a Holly blank and then dyed blue. Then the pieces are all put together on the brass tube that the hardware presses into. I turned it very carefully on the lathe using only a skew with very light cuts. This way I didn't have to do any sanding because sanding would have gotten the blue dust into the white of the holly. I was able to keep it nice and clean, with no "bleeding" of the colors! Once the shape was done, I finished it with CA acrylic and polished it out to a brilliant shine. I decide to put this on a bolt action because Adam used to be on the drill team and spin rifles. Plus being military, the bolt action rifle was fitting. I think that one of our Liberty Bolt Actions would have been a good choice as well.
I can make these in any rank and service for anyone interested. If you know someone in the service and would like to get them a one-of-a-kind pen, let me know and I can make it.
Congrats again Adam for a job well done. Your mom and I are so proud of you and your accomplishments. Keep up the good work, and thank you for your service.
I love to work with my hands and take pride my attention to detail and finishes. I believe you're never too old to learn new skills and continue to learn and grow in my craft. I love to try new ideas to see if they will work and learn from each one that I do. You can never know everything about anyone thing. There's always something to learn.