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This is the link to my Etsy shop with currently available (in stock) items. Eventually I will move the majority of my pieces available for purchase to this website, but until then, here is where you can find them.
The Definition of Haute Couture: for "high sewing" or "high dressmaking"; refers to the creation of exclusive custom-fitted clothing. These items are usually made from high-quality, expensive fabric and sewn with extreme attention to detail and finish, often using time-consuming, hand-executed techniques. The term can also refer to the fashion houses or fashion designers that create exclusive and often trend-setting fashions.
Here, at Studio on the Pond my pens are created in much the same way as these high end fashions, which is why the term ’Couture’ has often been attached to them. Created with a ’Designers Eye’ for detail, in a rainbow of colours, and using beautiful accents and adornments, both antique, vintage & new.
The color pallet for my wedding pens is wide open, often influenced by current fashion trends, and are thusly created in colours other than the basic white & off-white. They can be crafted as ballpoints, rollerball pens, or traditional quill pens. We strongly prefer the elegance and whimsical beauty attached to the use of a real feather quill writing pen over that of a ballpoint.
These pens are beautiful when deep-set framed as special keepsakes along with other wedding memorabilia after the special day is complete. :)
This depends on the pen, as well as any customization created for it. Generally, for the simpler 'shop listed' quills the time frame is 2 to 5 weeks, and of course longer for the custom designs. I will work customs quicker, however that also depends upon my waiting list. Just let me know what you require when considering.
If you are interested in ordering a ’Custom Created’ wedding pen simply Email Me your colours, details, & time frame, and I will contact you directly with special pricing.
ALL of my pens whether for weddings or otherwise are totally handcrafted with a minuet attention to detail by one person, myself. I wish to always produce for you the most beautiful, well-made, and one-of-a-kind pens in the market today...anywhere...worldwide. It is my love & passion, this work & talent I have been gifted with. There are NO mass productions here at Studio on the Pond, and quality is always the main focus. My pens are designed to be a beautiful as well as balanced One-of-a-Kind writing & calligraphy instrument. I do honor some wholesale accounts, and if that is what you are seeking please reach out with what you have in mind for your shop or store. I have been known to create exclusive designs for specialty shops.
Handcrafted in the USA ... I do not use feathers imported from China in the creation of my feather quill pens. My feathers come from suppliers & farms here in the United States, and are from heritage breeds & birds who have naturally molted their quills, or from my own small flock of very loved feathered friends. With that being said, the colorful quills I have listed are either hand painted rainbow quills that I created myself, or are some of the 100+ year old antique millinery feather stock I purchased in the early 2000's. I believe I am the only studio with this stock of beautiful antique millinery feather quills in the United States, as their purchase was a gift from my late husband. He bought the entire warehouse of primary & secondary quills.
Because the quill comes from nature (Naturally Molted), there will be variations in feathering. I will do my best to match that which is shown in the photograph, but this does need to be considered when purchasing pre-made feather pens. Feathers are like fingerprints, and one of a kind. :)
Also, Enchanted Quills is in compliance with the United States Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918, The Bald Eagle Act of 1940, and the Endangered Species Act of 1973. The Plain Feather Quill Pens listed in my shop are handcrafted from Naturally Molted Turkey Feathers & created to resemble those of Wild Owls, Eagles & Hawks.
I am always on the lookout for, and carry, antique pen holders, as well as vintage blown glass Joe Rice & St Clair Pen Holders in my shop. The selection will always be geared around styles that enhance or compliment my artisan quills. I especially love the beauty of blown glass pen holders by St Clair or Joe Rice. Sadly, so many of these
I am always on the lookout for, and carry, antique pen holders, as well as vintage blown glass Joe Rice & St Clair Pen Holders in my shop. The selection will always be geared around styles that enhance or compliment my artisan quills. I especially love the beauty of blown glass pen holders by St Clair or Joe Rice. Sadly, so many of these pieces of gorgeous glasswork come broken, and have taken it upon myself to refurbish many, very many, broken ones over the years.
Because I craft quill pens, it was only natural for me to expand my line to include pen holders. Trying to find a good pre-made fit for my pens can be difficult, and so I began crafting my own. Most of the time I prefer to use crystal agate or natural stone bases, with vintage or antique components. These pen holders are always one of a kind.
When creating custom quills I do offer the option of adding a pen holder designed to fit your special artisan quill.
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