Monday, May 5, 2014

Mailbox Goodies: Pen Jewelry

My first piece of pen-related jewelry! This beautiful, handmade piece of art came from Brother Shirley Furby, who kindly emailed me, inquiring if this gift could be sent. I'd be crazy to turn down a surprise, so I accepted and was most curious. It arrived not too long after with a description of the goody.
Mailbox Goodies: Pen Jewelry
Brother Shirley sent me a necklace with a pendant. As described to me, the circular base is sterling silver cut from sheet and the nib shape is cut from brass sheet. The pieces were cut with a jeweler's saw and soldered together. The bail on the disk was a piece of wire flattened and soldered to the disk. In the breather hole, there is a wee and very, very adorable little pink diamond - yep, a real one! I'm so excited and pleased to receive this special piece of jewelry - handmade and entirely unique!
Mailbox Goodies: Pen Jewelry
This isn't the first piece of jewelry Brother Shirley has given away either - he explained to me he often makes pieces of jewelry and carries them with him when he is out and when he finds a "victim", he offers them his work, and he has given away hundreds of pieces. I have to say, that's pretty awesome. What a fun and wonderful way to spread your unique work and your talent. And I think those "victims" are actually blessed recipients.

Thank you so much Brother Shirl! Here I am, attempting very pathetically to model it. I really hate taking selfies, but I have made the sacrifice for the purpose of this post. It's easily recognizable as a fountain pen nib (well, easily recognizable to a fountain pen geek anyway, but I'm sure non-geeks would recognize it too).
Mailbox Goodies: Pen Jewelry
Mailbox Goodies: Pen Jewelry

13 comments:

Jen said...

Your selfies are gorgeous:) Love the idea of a nib pendant! I need to get to know Brother Shirl!

Aisazia said...

You are darling! Oh I love the nib as a necklace. That's awesome and clever! :D Thanks for sharing!

Denise Rogers said...

What a nice guy! It's just the right size (noticeable, but not overwhelming). And as much as I like seeing Tyco and the kids (and your hand), it's nice to have a picture of you once in a while! :)

Ecclectit bits said...

Nice

pajhurley said...

simply beautiful.

JustDaveyB said...

Very pretty, you need little nib ear rings to match... :)

Jenzie said...

That's my uncle! Myself and family are always so excited for our goodies he makes! My rings are my favorite. He's a very talented and thoughtful man!

Azizah Asgarali said...

Ah! That would be adorable!

Azizah Asgarali said...

Aww thank you! It's great, isn't it? I'm so honoured to own this. Plus, an adorable pink diamond? Yes please...

Azizah Asgarali said...

*Blush* Thank you my dear!

Azizah Asgarali said...

LOL why thank you! I am always hesitant to put pictures of myself on here because I figure what would people want to see that for? But it was impossible not to do so for this :)


Great!! So glad you're getting one - the PeeWees are adorable. Plus, called PeeWee, which in itself is adorable.

Azizah Asgarali said...

That's so awesome - I can only imagine the extent of his talent. I vote he opens an Etsy shop. We pen geeks would love it, I am sure. Unique gifts all around!

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