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About CoffeehousePens

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On Etsy since 2012

Coffeehouse Pens & OCDhobbiest

Here you'll find several of our hobbies that kind of went crazy (thus the original name of OCD hobbiest!). For your viewing pleasure, I still have some great jewelry making lapidary slabs (this really needs no explanation), and now our handcrafted fine writing instruments. We are now starting to shift our focus to the lovely pens with gemstone inlays that take your unique pen to the next level.

I began making fine hand crafted writing instruments in 1995, and thus began the wood turning addiction I discovered the fun of creating functional art that would last for many years and be something that one could use and enjoy daily. After learning the art on easily available, exotic woods with inexpensive parts, I quickly realized that there were too many folks making the same type pens that I was, so I needed to kick it up a couple of levels.

I found that many pen makers made their pens with a noticeable “bump” where the wood joins the metal parts – I called those “speed bumps” because they were just jarring when you were enjoying the feel of the wood, and then you hit the speed bump! So the “upgrades” to my craft came early on. First was to learn to be so precise that there is no difference in the diameter of the wood from the metal parts. This gives the smooth continuous feel that you’d expect when you pick up the pen.

Speaking of the way they feel, they are so smooth, they feel almost like glass! Next, I realized that the inexpensive parts can have finish problems – the gold finish would actually wear off with the acidity of people’s hands (when you see "24k gold" in the description of some pens, you'll know that eventually you'll likely see some wearing of the gold plating depending on your body chemistry). So, I went looking for some better hardware. I found the style I liked – the classic, never goes out of style, look that you’ll love – but made from a virtually indestructible titanium gold finish that is billed as lifetime by the folks we get our hardware from. Next – the finish - I now have a finish process for the wood that will resist acidity as good as the finish on the parts do – you now have a pen that will be as beautiful for many years as the day you bought it! Antler in particular, if it's not stabilized, after a while your body chemistry will make it feel just nasty! We stabilize our material (wood and antler so they feel as good 15 years from now as they do today.

Shop members

  • Sharon

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Chief Bottle Washer (Chief Cook Is Hubby!)

    My lovingly handcrafted pens are here! Find one you love? Grab it fast! The gemstone inlaid ones won't last long.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 19, 2020
Welcome to my little corner of Etsy. Here you will find lots of fine handcrafted writing instruments (pens, rollerballs, pencils, and soon - fountain pens) many inlaid with gemstones. You have to write - do it with style!

I also have some great lapidary slabs for talented artists, as well as some beautiful turquoise nuggets for making stunning jewelry! Keep checking in!

I'm so glad you stopped by. I hope that my little corner of Etsy has something that you can't live without - either for yourself or for that perfect gift. Please come back often, I try to add new items fairly often.


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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
My goal is to make you 100% happy with your purchase. If you are not satisfied with your purchase, I will gladly refund your purchase price (less original shipping cost) for any items that are returned in original condition, within 14 days from the date of payment (Canadian customers - if you need a little longer due to shipping, just let me know). Customer is responsible for return shipping/insurance costs.

I have no control over shipping after it leaves my physical presence. I do my best to make sure your merchandise is properly packed within the box. I generally insure domestic shipping, and if you are outside the USA, please consider paying for insurance (if it is available). If your item is damaged in transit, please take a picture of the packaging and the damaged item and send it to me for insurance purposes. Please contact me prior to returning an item. If returning an item, please package the item as carefully as possible, and as close to what it was when you received it. I am not responsible for damage incurred during shipping if it not properly packaged/protected, and cannot refund a damaged item.
I accept PayPal and Direct Checkout. You do not need a PayPal Account to pay for your items through PayPal. You can choose the PayPal Option during checkout. After you submit your order click the “Pay Now” button. Scroll Down and you will see the option to pay with a Credit or Debit Card WITHOUT having to sign up for a PayPal account.
All packages ship via USPS via either first class or priority mail (depending on several factors such as weight, size, or value). I do offer a priority mail upgrade on many listings. All shipments have free delivery confirmation as well. For my International buyers, shipping will generally be calculated for First Class, but please let me know if you prefer your shipment expedited quicker or even overnight (additional fees will apply). Contact me and I can revise the shipping and handling cost to meet your needs.

Shipping times will vary depending on where the order is going. Holiday orders may take longer to arrive. I am not responsible for postal delays - I got fired from the role of running all the postal facilities worldwide ;-) If your Paypal and Etsy mailing addresses differ, your order will be shipped to your Etsy address unless otherwise requested.

International buyers: For deliveries outside of the United States, any customs fees and/or taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.
Additional policies and FAQs
I appreciate your business! I believe in the Golden Rule and take pride in my customer service - I strive to treat our customers as I would like to be treated. If you experience a problem, please contact me asap. There are very few things in life that can't be solved with patience and kindness.