I referred to old glass beads in my first post about the birthday pen and decided to shoot them together.
The beads and the pen rest on a Te Neues leather-covered notebook. Fresh green sets off the periwinkle well.
Chevrons (the blue and white striped beads) are layers of colored glass, cut sharply at both ends to reveal the pattern that gives the beads their name. They are highly collectible in the bead world, although I have yet to see one mint and stickered. 😉
I took out the other casein fountain pens I have (and a casein fragrance pen), lining them up with the birthday pen. Magpies do this. So do dragons and Scrooges-in-training. Notice the big difference in size between a Dinkie and a Dandy. Dandy-sized pens are more useful, I think, for everyday writing. Dinkies are for marking dance cards and drawing tiny hearts.