The Concordia – Harmony

I was asked to make a special pen for a Hollywood icon and very proudly present it here.  Not only did we come up with a really cool design, we also created meaning for it.

CONCORDIA (Latin for harmony)
Ten sterling silver rings, 5 of each side, meet in the middle of the pen to symbolize unity and harmony.  It is the symbol of the matter in harmony – 4 + 6.  For Pythagoras, 10 was the symbol of the universe and it also expressed the whole of human knowledge.  Sum of 5 + 5, the number 10 represents the two opposite current directions of the conscience: involution and evolution.  The number ten is regarded as the most perfect of numbers, because it contains the Unit that did it all, and the zero, symbol of the matter and the Chaos, of which all came out; it then includes in its figure the created and the non-created, the beginning and the end, the power and the force, the life and the nothing.

Silver is one of the three base metals used as prime material. The symbol of silver is associated with intuition, contemplation, tranquility, femininity, inner wisdom, nobility, serenity and purity.

The infinity sign on the cap end represent the endless flow of thought and creativity that will pour from the user.  The lotus on the barrel end, (rising and blooming above the murk to achieve enlightenment), is aligned with the success of the user.

Eastman Gallery

New Postcards – Scholarship Fund Raising

Well the first set of post cards is nearly out, so I’ve ordered a second set.  School has just started so there’s not a lot for me to pick from, but I think I have some nice images chosen.

I’ve picked four new images from the end of last year and a couple from this year, and have reused one from the first set of cards.  These should be in my hands in about a week.

Thanks to everybody who has supported the scholarship.  To continue to support the scholarship, and help get some kids into college, read about the current raffle for September here.

2015 Newton Pens Scholarship – September Edition

It’s that time again ladies and gentlemen!

Want to win a custom pen and help some lucky deserving students with their college expenses?

Enter to win a Newton Pen for the Month of September to support the Newton Pens Scholarship!  So far we’ve raised $1702 with those awesome student art post cards in only two months!

Read all the rules on how to enter here.

Entry period starts September 5th and ends Sunday night, September 21 at 9pm Central US time.  If you have ANY questions at all, don’t hesitate to ask.  I’m always more than happy to answer.

Here are some of the pens made for past raffle winners.

Mint Toffee Townsend

Celluloid Gibby

Gray Como Pocket Pen

Button Filling Eastman

I’ve got a ton of cool materials for the winner to choose from.  If you don’t see what you want, shout out and I can help find it or we can have it custom made.  If you want a closer look at some of the materials, let me know and I can do that as well.

2014 Newton Pens Scholarship Awards

Hi Everybody,

I just received the video from the 2014 graduation where I gave away two scholarships to two kids at Mountain Pine.  No matter what work comes out of my shop none of it will make me as proud as being able to help deserving students with college.  I wouldn’t be able to do any of this without all of you who have donated and contributed money and time, and from the bottom of my heart, I want to say thank you.


All videos here.


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