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Edison Pearl In Bikini Pink Acrylic


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#1 Sonnet

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 18:41

After much back-and-forth, I recently purchased a custom Edison Pearl from Brian Gray of the Edison Pen company. (I'm in a linkage kind of mood today). Brian was extremely patient and helpful as I narrowed down my pen preferences: steel nib (one medium; one cursive italic 0.7mm); no clip on the cap; C/C fill with the option to make it an eyedropper; and finally, the material. Again, let me emphasize how patient and courteous Brian was, because the way I dithered over what material, you'd have thought I was trying to resurrect dinosaurs or something. What kind of acrylic-- cappucino, stained glass, ice blue, solid pink, blurple, cobalt blue, or "bikini pink" which is red and pink swirls with a pearlescent finish. The whole process was amazing-- watching the pen being made (and being able to chat with Brian about it too!) was very informative. He explained each step and answered some of my other questions about the lathe, the materials, etc. The pen arrived just a few days after it was on the lathe, with an Edison box, and the extra nib. Both nibs are amazing! Right now, I actually have the cursive italic nib on my Edison Nouveau Premiere, and the regular medium nib on my new "cotton candy" pen (that's what I'm calling it). Both nibs write like a dream. They start up immediately, they're smooth as silk, and the cursive italic has crisp line variation.
Below are Brian's pictures, which he graciously said I could use. I'll also try to post some of my own pictures later, along with writing samples.
Although I also have a Noodler's Flex pen coming soon, I think I may have reached the end of my fountain pen acquisition. Right now, I feel like there's no need to buy another pen.
Although I kind of would still like a Pearl in stained glass... :)

Pictured: Edison Pearl in bikini pink acrylic, capped. Photo by Brian Gray of Edison Pens. Used with permission.
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Pictured: Edison Pearl, uncapped. Photo by Brian Gray of Edison Pens. Used with permission.
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#2 jandrese

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 22:24

whoa, that is....intense! I bet that turns some heads. I have my own wild Edison coming soon. Thanks for sharing.

#3 Lloyd

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Posted 11 June 2011 - 01:38

Gotta know...What ink did you load that sexy beast with?
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Posted 11 June 2011 - 02:58

Beautiful pen! enjoy it!

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Posted 11 June 2011 - 04:24

That's an awesome pen. Brian is truly an artist.
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Posted 11 June 2011 - 04:32

and I thought my Edison was outrageous!!!!!!!!!!!!That's a perfect name for the colour. Thanks

#7 waterman1924

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Posted 11 June 2011 - 09:14

Wow Sonnet, That pen takes me back to the 70's and lava lamps.... :thumbup: Brian sure does a great job!

#8 Sonnet

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Posted 11 June 2011 - 17:33

Hee hee, thanks! It is a bit loud but I like pink and figured, "why not?" Right now, it's got Noodler's Saguaro Wine in it.
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Posted 12 June 2011 - 11:24

Great, enjoy...

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 13:06

That is one gorgeous pink pen!
Congratulations.

<snip> the way I dithered over what material, you'd have thought I was trying to resurrect dinosaurs or something.


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#11 Alieanor

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 17:48

I'm not normally a fan of pink anything, but that is one fabulous pink pen.

I hope you get many years' enjoyment out of it!

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 20:01

Okay, I have some writing samples of the medium nib and the 0.7mm cursive italic nib here!
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Posted 12 June 2011 - 20:02

That is one seriously groovy pen!

It's so happy looking, too. I hope it gives you lots of smiles as you write!

#14 Yuki Onitsura

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 05:00

Gotta love Brian's work. I bet that bikini pink draws almost as much attention as an actual bikini XD

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 22:37

Again, let me emphasize how patient and courteous Brian was, because the way I dithered over what material, you'd have thought I was trying to resurrect dinosaurs or something.



Yep, Brian is very, very patient. Right now, he's working with me and I've been back and forth several times looking for the "missing link." ;)

Edited by kiavonne, 13 June 2011 - 22:38.

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