Vertex Click Pen in Sweet Gum Pod & Ice Acrylic

$ 79.00

The Pen:
The rugged, ready for anything hex shaped pen won’t have trouble surviving any tough use. It’s refined, faceted, hexagonal nuts and bolts design will surely impress any tool and industrial lover. Includes a super quiet, smooth acting click mechanism. Easy to make with a single tube.

The Materials:
These special sweet gum pods are placed into a colorful mix of swirling Alumilite resins. Once turned down these mini pods will give your pen a beautiful star burst or snowflake appearance. Inlace Acrylester (resin) is a semi-translucent plastic that exhibits a remarkable iridescent shimmer. It is available in a huge variety of colors, each with a unique pearlescent pattern and amazing visual depth.

Sweet Gum Pods from the Southeastern United States grow on the Sweet Gum Tree.  This tree has many uses such as commercial hardwood lumber, furniture, interior trim, railroad ties, cigar boxes, crates, flooring, barrels, woodenware, and wood pulp.  The tree’s resin and flowers are also useful parts, including “liquid amber” and “copalm balsam”.

Blank cast by American Artist: Bryan Ninneman

Metal Finish:

SKU: P143 Categories: ,


The Process:
The hand selected pieces for this pen were turned by Jack D. Ciallella on a lathe. They were sanded through twelve grits of sanding until perfectly smooth. A final several coat finish of cyanoacrolate (”CA” Superglue) was applied, then buffed until shining beautifully. This method of finishing gives your pens the most durable exterior possible and a glisten that will last for many years.

Includes Pen Box & Two Refills