It didn’t take me too long to decide I wanted a rainbow. But, since I was trying to pay off some pens, I didn’t reach out to them right away. However, permies.world didn’t waste any time. They posted the rainbow pen they’d commissioned, and it was very pretty. Unfortunately, my contrary nature meant I no longer wanted one like that because it had already been done. I luv ya, PW, really, I do, and your collection! But I digress. I petulantly removed the rainbow pen from my wishlist and didn’t give it much thought.
Until, that is, Loft Pens posted an interesting brown stacked pen in their stories.
I reached out to see if they could create a rainbow pen in the same style. Imagine my delight when they agreed, seemingly relishing the challenge. I left it up to them whether the pen should be one long rainbow or a repeated rainbow.
I’m happy to say Loft Pens is great at communicating progress, and kept me up-to-date with their progress, sending tantalizing photos that stoked my enthusiasm.
By the time they got to turning, then polishing my pen, I could hardly wait.
Unfortunately, their schedule didn’t allow for us to meet up for lunch while Jim and I were in London, so I had to wait for shipping. That wait was made that much harder by the final pen photos they sent me.
I have to say, though, even those gorgeous pictures don’t do the pen justice. I’ve done my best to capture the subtle shimmer in some of the individual materials. I greatly enjoyed the little crab pen stand sent with the pen. Expect to see it fairly often in pen posts.
So, my final verdict? 1000% worth it. The pen is fabulous, beyond my wildest expectations. I’m especially impressed at the care taken to ensure a single, continuous pattern whether capped or open. That’s a significant attention to detail.
As a side note, I commissioned this pen with the pride flag in mind. So, to me, it will always be the “Stacked Pride” pen. I fully intend to get another at some point to represent the Bi and Pan flags, but I’m not sure how I want that stacked pen to look, so it will likely be a while yet.
So, what do you think of my rainbow pen? Would you consider getting one? Or would you prefer something monochromatic? Let me know in the comments.