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Old 12-14-2017, 12:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I have shown a number of Saturn and Sierras and thought it was time to show the nicer pens I make. These are Jr. Gent II and Jr. Aaron pens with stabilized box elder burl and other premium burl woods.

This Christmas season has been pretty brisk with these more expensive pens, happy face here.
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Nice going, Mark !! . Happy for your success !

The tags you use ... are they plastic or card stock ? . Where do you get them ?
Can you print directly on them, or do you use a little sticker with the pen info printed on it ?
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I wonder the same thing. Very nice pens!
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My wife is an expert scrapbooker and card maker. She has graciously agreed to make my tags. The tag is printed in front and back printouts and then she cuts each with a die cutter shaped like a small tag. She glues them together and hands them to me. The gallery where I work requires my code for payment, the type of refill on the back and product info and price on the front. They are labor intensive, but work. I tie them on with elastic cord that does not leave a mark or scratch the pen. They are easy to remove without a scissors. I could ask her for the die name if anyone wishes.
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Yes, please, Mark .... I would love to know the die name and where she buys it, please.
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Fantastic Display of Glorious Pens, Mark.
Magnificent Assortment of Spectacular Blanks,
Expertly Turned, Fitted and Finished,
Excellent Choice of Hardware,
Love your Good Lady's Tags, very Professional, and Ingenious.
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Yes, please, Mark .... I would love to know the die name and where she buys it, please.
The die is called Sizzix Tags and Word Stamps Die from Stamps of Life. To correctly use it you need a die cutting machine called a Big Shot.
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Thanks, Mark !
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Beautiful pens Mark. Continued success with the pen sales.
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Very nice. I believe making higher end pens is the way to go. There are just way too many guys out there selling $15.00 slimlines and such. The highest price I ever got for a pen was $300.00. It was a Gentleman fountain made with a faux ivory (not the kind you get from pen catalogs, a special material) [and, no, I won't reveal what it was, just that it was hard as granite to turn but takes a beautiful patina with use, hard to tell from real ivory].
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