Absolutely beautiful pen holder, all handmade (by me of course). :-). I used an absolutely beautiful custom resin, all custom cast just for me. This resin is transparent/translucent in several beautiful colors that “run” together in magical ways. This resin was actually designed to mimic Venetian/Murano glass. There are also teeny bits of holographic particles suspended within the glassy resin. An absolutely gorgeous pen holder that you will absolutely love. I’ll bet that none of your calligraphy friends have anything like this one! Truly a one-off excellent custom pen holder. A real showpiece to be sure!
Because this pen is made of a custom resin instead of “real glass”, it is not fragile as real glass; and even more importantly it is not excessively heavy as real glass would be. A hunk of glass this size would surely be difficult to wield in the calligraphy world! :-P. I have hand finished this pen to a slick glassy smoothness, so it is slick and shiny as glass.
This is a handcrafted pro-caliber calligraphy pen that will easily handle the demands of the pro calligrapher/penman.
And of course I finished this pen with my multi-layer clear (10 coats minimum)…a hand applied hardshell clear that is meticulously and carefully polished to a glassy luster. A finish so tough and so durable that it will never become sticky or gummy (as often happens with spray-on finishes). It is soo tough, in fact, that if ink dries on the pen, you can just scrape it off with your fingernail.