First is Manzanita Burl and Cocobolo capped with Turquoise Tru-Stone and copper fittings.
I thought the combination of burl and stone would be a difficult turn, but the manzanita was so hard that there wasn’t much difference in textures. Just don’t get the stone too thin at the “nib” end or it will crack when you try and assemble the pen.
Second is a Desert Ironwood Burl with a “Molten Copper” acrylic blank, finished with a 22kt gold kit.
All in all I am pretty pleased with them, but I need some new design ideas.