AshBushInk

Designer Calligraphy Pen + Accessories Shop

Radford, Virginia · 6076 Sales

AshBushInk

Designer Calligraphy Pen + Accessories Shop

Radford, Virginia 6076 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars
(1340)

Shop owner

Ash Bush

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(1340)
Kerri Atwell

Kerri Atwell on Jun 19, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Whilst it may seem superficial, it is lovely to work with a pen that is beautifully designed and in a lovely colour! Very happy overall. Thanks

Kerri Atwell

Kerri Atwell on Jun 19, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Love using blunt edged nibs. My hand position is good using this. Great that it is supporting small business but I think these pens will be found by many as are a reasonable cost as well.

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Kerri Atwell on Jun 19, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Dont underrate these little beauties. Pop it in the bag permanently and you're never caught out. People will think you remembered everything but this takes up little space whilst doing a needed job. Fits one pen comfortably. Thanks for thinking how people doing calligraphy actually work.

Kerri Atwell

Kerri Atwell on Jun 19, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Wasn't sure if this was going to be a good purchase until I used an ink I love but was running out of. No more tipping the jar to get the rest-not the glug, that was left behind when decanted ink into this. Very pleased with purchase.

Kerri Atwell

Kerri Atwell on Jun 19, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Love it. Decant the ink I am using then dip away. No tipping of original container. Use only what you need preserving your ink better. Thanks.

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Kerri Atwell on Jun 19, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

I have tried many differnt quantities of flakes to distilled water and can't get this colour! Love it. It's my go to ink. Many thanks. I'd buy your recipe as cost in postage is heavy for bottled containers!? Thanks. Just resign myself to keep trying or buying this colour.

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Kerri Atwell on Jun 19, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

As I have already said I love these. So portable. I am glad I bought a few as one less thing to remember to pack for class. Other class members also love them

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Kerri Atwell on Jun 19, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Just wonderful. Take up little space when packing for class. I actually have one permanently packed so all classes are covered. Use two permanently . They are very reasonably priced. Thanks.

Kerri Atwell

Kerri Atwell on Jun 19, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Use very regularly as dont have to keep refilling and the angle is great. Becoming a go to item for my favourite inks . Thanks.

Kerri Atwell

Kerri Atwell on Jun 19, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Great when using multiple colours. Haven't had any difficulties cleaning . Fit for use with other pens as well. Very pleased. Thanks.

Kerri Atwell

Kerri Atwell on Jun 19, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Fit beautifully in the hand and help with fatigue. Lovely to look at. Bought the matching pen holder. Very pleased with purchase.

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About

Ash Bush Lettering + Design

This is a calligraphy shop, featuring custom pens and accessories with a designer flare. We believe that your creative personality can shine through your tools, and be used to beautify your brand! We love trying new things and pushing the boundaries in regards to design and use!

"This shop was born out of a gift of love. One Christmas I asked my husband, Zach, if he would turn me a calligraphy nib holder on his lathe, and he did!"

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Shop members

  • Ash

    Owner

    Ash is the creative force behind this endeavor! She hand-paints and designs the pens.

  • Zach

    Creator

    Zach manages the workshop! He works the lathe, turning custom pens and being super awesome at it.

  • Lauren

    Shop Manager

    Lauren is so organized it's crazy! She's the perfect manager, she handles custom requests, messages, inquiries, orders and listings. She keeps us all sane.

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Last updated on Feb 1, 2017
Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to make a custom pen?

Custom orders generally take 3-4 weeks (per pen) to make, more intricate designs and multiple pen orders may take longer.

*** Since every pen is hand-painted we can't guarantee exact design or color matches. Especially with marbling - the process is much harder to control. Also light colors are the hardest to marble, the wood shows through much more and the light colors may be difficult to see or make stand out.*

How much does international shipping cost?

International shipping starts at $14.50, with Canada being the exception (possibly lower rates to Canada)

How much does a custom pen cost?

Fully custom pens are $130 each.

How do I go about designing a custom pen?

Click the 'Request Custom Order' button, and please include the following information...

Type: Straight, right or left-handed oblique

Length: 5"-12" (or no preference will default to 8")

Shape: Please include a link or image of a specific shape you'd like, or specify no preference and we'll surprise you!

Design: Be as specific as possible. The more direction you give the better. Think of things like color, pattern, texture, scene, style, etc. Stretch the imagination, we love a challenge!

Flange Size: (obliques only) Large or small - both sizes are adaptable to fit any size nib (see video: https://www.instagram.com/p/BC5oHf3Mo8U/?tagged=ashbushholders)

Flange Color: Brass, Silver or Copper

How do I adjust an affixed flange to fit different nibs?

Just squeeze the flange in to fit small nibs, and pull it back out for larger nibs. See video: https://www.instagram.com/p/BC5oHf3Mo8U/?tagged=ashbushholders

How do I remove a non-affixed flange?

Non-affixed flanges are pinned in place, but not glued in. You can pull the flange out, it will require some force. It's okay if the pin doesn't come out, you'll be able to push the flange back in.

It's recommended to glue in your flange once it'd adjusted to your liking to prevent wobbling over time. You can do that with any super glue or epoxy.

I'm a beginner what do you recommend?

We recommend carrot obliques with affixed flanges for beginners. The short and fat carrot shape helps alleviate hand cramps, and train you to have a light grip and light hand while writing. It also gives you more control because more of the pen is being held in your hand. Oblique's can seem odd to work with at first, but are easier overall because the flange puts the nib at the 50 degree slant needed for calligraphy, instead of having to turn your paper and perspective to that angle. The affixed flange is more stable and prevents wobbling, altho an extremely heavy hand will cause wobbling no matter what.

What's a carrot?

A carrot is a short 5" pen with a thicker grip. The thick grip helps alleviate hand cramping and works to train your hand to have a light grip and light pressure. It also maintains more control than other pens because more of the pen is being held in your hand.

Do you make ergonomic holders?

No, we don't hand-carve any pens. The process is extremely tedious and time consuming and would result in our prices having to double. If you're looking for an ergo pen you should definitely look up Heber Miranda's holders, they're amazing: https://www.instagram.com/imheebs/

Does it come with a nib?

Fully custom pens, semi-custom Design Your Pens, and pens contained in a calligraphy kit come with a G nib. Colorful Carrots and Paint it Yourself pens do not.