tonya on May 6, 20215 out of 5 stars
Beautiful pen. Well crafted. Writes smoothly. Came quickly.
Amanda on Apr 21, 20215 out of 5 stars
Darla tweaked the original formula to make the handle longer for me on this custom order for a friend. She loved it. Great customer service and attention to detail has always been my experience with Darla.
Christa on Apr 16, 20215 out of 5 stars
Beautifully made!! Love it!
Heather on Mar 15, 20215 out of 5 stars
so beautiful!! great craftsmanship! Will buy again!!
Amanda on Mar 15, 20215 out of 5 stars
This will be a gift to go along with the matching bottle stopper I purchased earlier. I am very pleased with how this turned out and am looking forward to the reveal.
Amanda on Mar 15, 20215 out of 5 stars
I initially custom ordered one of these as a gift and it was so pretty I had to order one for myself! I just love the colors on this. Great vendor on Etsy, fast shipping and excellent customer service.
Amanda on Mar 1, 20215 out of 5 stars
I bought this as a wedding gift and I am sure they will love it. It is just as cool in person as it is online. Darla is a favorite vendor of mine on Etsy. As always, excellent customer service and fast shipping.
Ruby on Feb 19, 20215 out of 5 stars
Darla is lovely to deal with and her products are made with care. The mechanical pencil I ordered is beautiful and the photos match the product. I appreciate being able to see what I'll get! The order was packed securely and the personalised note was a warm-hearted touch!
Guia on Jan 12, 20215 out of 5 stars
As always, a beautiful work of art! Thank you so much Darla! :)
David on Jan 10, 20215 out of 5 stars
Beautifully made, delighted with my purchase
Escaped corporate life, started turning and turned it into a trade
In 2007, I left a high-stressed corporate career and moved away from the region where the industry is, so I had the opportunity to discover a passion. I have always loved working with my hands but never had the time or the direction to find a suitable outlet. Some years ago I took a woodworking class and made a candlestick table that incorporated turning. I enjoyed it but I wasn't aware of all of the possibilities, and I knew that I didn't want to make only posts and banisters. In my research, I first discovered pen making and I bought a cheap lathe. I enjoyed making pens and then started making bowls, platters, bottle stoppers, purse hangers and lidded boxes. Once I felt like I had progressed enough, I upgraded my equipment which allowed me to make much higher quality products. I had so many requests to buy my items that I decided it was time to open up a shop to sell. I love what I do and I have been fortunate to have great customers and wonderful feedback. I will continue to grow and evolve and cannot wait to see where this leads.
I am fortunate to have a wonderful, super supportive husband that plans to work with me when he retires. I can't wait!
My two wonderful Siberian Huskies, Levon and Kato, enjoy being in the shop. I love spending my days turning while my shop dogs hang out and keep me company. They are my quality control staff. UPDATE: Sadly, we had to say a very tearful goodbye to our sweet big red dog Kato. He was the sweetest soul and I know he is running pain free and can now see clearly. He will forever be in my heart.
I am a turner of woods from around the world, acrylic and TruStone™. All items in my shop are hand-turned on a wood lathe by me. I love to work with my hands and make things from knitting and other woodworking but turning is my favorite.
Accepted payment methods
Returns & exchanges
If you would like to cancel your non-custom order prior to it being shipped, please let me know ASAP and I will refund your money. I try to ship at the earliest possible date so I need to know that you wish to cancel prior to the item being shipped.
If you have changed your mind after the item has shipped you may return it within 14 business days. The return shipping charges are the responsibility of the purchaser.
Custom orders will be dependent on supplies/materials that I have in stock to create your item. The expected ship date will be stated at the time the custom order is accepted.
All domestic shipping is shipped First Class USPS with tracking.
All International shipments will be shipped USPS with the charges listed in my shipping policy. Any duties, handling fees by other countries, Value Added Taxes, etc... are to be paid by buyer. Please check into those charges prior to making your purchase to ensure you know how much additional fees will be. I am more than happy to ship to any country but I cannot know all of the policies and fees of every country. I will be glad to help you find the anticipated charges so that there are no unwanted surprises.
Kentucky buyers will be charged a 6% sales tax
Additional policies and FAQs
If you are buying something special for someone and would like the item shipped directly to them, I will happily ship it to the address you provide with a gift receipt. I can also include a post card with your special message if you wish.
I want you to be happy with your purchase. I am pleased to take special requests. If the request is for something you are planning to purchase that is in stock and currently listed in my shop, please let me know what you want prior to the purchase so I can adjust charges as necessary.