Sometimes its fun to take what would otherwise be ordinary material and try to make an extraordinary result. I wanted to make a red pen and not necessarily a plain red pen. So I got this really cool shimmery black blank and made a red pen and an opposing black pen in identical styles with opposing colors on their respective parts. It might just be easier to look at the picture :).
I have also been working on Nib grinding. I don't know if you can see above, but I ground a broad nib to a cursive italic. I have been working on getting better at grinding and hope to offer it as a service very soon. I think I finally see what all the excitement is about. After writing with this pen for a couple days, I now have the urge to grind a medium nib and put it in my EDC pen. Stay tuned on the nib grinding.... its coming.