Water Lily Koi and Sky

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Hi All,

This was supposed to be a wedding anniversary gift for my wife, but I was so slow that it became an anniversary + birthday pen.

The ring is a silver dollar dated with the year we got married, while the nib is inscribed with the month and date of our wedding, and has a heart cutout for the breather hole (although one photo shows it with a stock Bock nib). The roll stop contains peridot, which is her birth stone.

It was a fun and challenging creation. Here are the photos (there's not going to be sunshine for a few days here, so I took these indoors except for the first one).

Thanks for looking! Criticism is definitely welcome.
Max


Acrylics used:

Water Lily Koi from Jonathon Brooks
Sky Blue Erinoid from Vince at The Turners Workshop (UK)
Eugene's Ivory Amalgam-Mutt Pen Blank from Ernie at Bear Tooth Woods.

Hardware used:

Cap band is a silver dollar coin from Alan at Coin Ring Memories (on Etsy)
Roll stop is silver with peridot from Susan at Pearl Land Jewelry (on Etsy)
Rhodium plated bands from Richard Greenwald
#6 14kt nib, rhodium plated from Pablo and Esther at FPNibs
 

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