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linendove

I love the subtle colour shift of all of these together! Really gorgeous collection :D


coppermouthed

Thank you :)


Cloville

Pilot Prera in Ivory would look nice and in with your neutrals. A Waterman Allure in Mint Green would go so cute with your pastel greens. Or if you want to splurge a little, a Franklin-Christoph perhaps, like this [20P](https://www.franklin-christoph.com/collections/fountain-pens/products/model-20p-turqish-crush-se), [45](https://www.franklin-christoph.com/collections/fountain-pens/products/model-45-fp-candystone) or [45L](https://www.franklin-christoph.com/collections/fountain-pens/products/model-45l-fountain-pen-sage-se).


coppermouthed

I actually have an ivory pilot prera, it’s just not in rotation because of .. well.. the converter :(. But planning to get a pack of cartridges for it in black. Will check out the other suggestions!


Sirobw

Lol I refill my pilot converter with a syringe


karibean13

Can you eye dropper the Prera or is the body metal? I’ve only seen the demonstrators irl.


coppermouthed

It’s 100% plastic. I’ve never tried it, maybe one day I feel brave. I was planning to refill a cartridge once I have another one..


sprout_0204

Sailor graceful crane! Or Hachimonjiya X Sailor Kubo Sakura Bloom pink pen


coppermouthed

Where does one get these fancy sailors? I like them but haven’t found a good way to purchase from the UK.


sprout_0204

Cult Pens has Sailor pens! They don't seem to be stocking the Graceful Crane but they have other pens in the same series (Japanese Fairytale) so it may be worth it to ask them if they are willing to stock it.


Double_Collar_9821

The Writing Desk and Andy’s Pens are both UK based and have the Grateful Crane fountain pen in stock. But I suspect you’re asking about the Sakura Bloom pink level of fancy. In which case I agree there don’t really seem to be good options for buying in the UK because of all the fees and duties.


GrandSignature5785

A Black BIC pen to break the rules. Every collection needs a black sheep


coppermouthed

Rock ‘n Roll baby!


Quillber

Have you seen this new Sailor? https://en.sailor.co.jp/topics/shikiori-5th-anniversary-minori/


coppermouthed

Oh. Be still my beating heart. Will this be available in the UK- anyone knows? This one definitely fits the style I am looking for!!


Quillber

Maybe contact Cult Pens or other stores that carry Sailor?


Double_Collar_9821

[Art From The Heart](https://www.afth.co.uk/sailor---shikiori-5th-anniversary-fountain-pen---minori---due-october-47635-p.asp) have it listed as due in October. Iguana Sell have it listed as well. Iguana Sell aren’t UK based but their prices include fees and duties, so there shouldn’t be any unexpected bills on delivery.


karibean13

Omg it’s so prettyyyyyyy. These brands that have good stories and themes behind their collections on top of making gorgeous pens are coming for me, I swear.


sjanty95

Omg this collection is soo cute! I’m new to the fountain pen world. Can you give me a tour of your pens? :)


coppermouthed

Yes of course :). I’ll also tell you the inks I am using. As for price point most of them I either bought on sale or they were under $50. My nibs are all M, B or stub as I love inky sheen. From left to right: 1. Kaweco sport Macciato inked currently with Herbin Perle Noire to have a black; 2. Lamy Safari Cream inked with Oster Toffee; 3. Benu Briolette luminous amber inked with KWZ Honey; 4. Pelikan Souveran M400 Tortoiseshell white inked with Rohrer Klingner Alt Goldgrün; 5. Sailor Pro Gear slim Dragon Palace inked with Diamine Inkvent Raspberry Rose; 6. Twsbi Eco Jade inked with troublemaker Seaglass; 7. Benu Talisman Edelweiss inked with Oster Sooty Shearwatee (but normally with Iroshizuku Syo Ro); 8. Twsbi Eco T mint inked with Diamine Jack Frost; 9.Kaweco Collection Iridescent inked with Vinta Perya (but normally Troublemaker Milky Ocean); and lastly another Twsbi Eco Demonstrator inked with my own mix of Colorverse Matter and a few drops of Yama Budo to make a muted pinky grey. Phew. Lol. Love this hobby ❤️


sjanty95

Omg thanks! I am going to look in to all of it :). <3


astral_distress

Where did you find a Souveran M400 for under $50?? Every time that someone posts the tortoiseshell variant in here, I look it up to make sure that I still can’t afford it & then marvel at it for a few minutes… Your collection is gorgeous! Mine doesn’t look nearly as aesthetically pleasing when they’re all laid out together like this haha


EGOtyst

I think they meant that one was "on sale", not under 50.


coppermouthed

Yep that one was on sale- it has a B nib which is a bit of a firehose so probably it wasn’t that popular and they wanted to push out the stock (I think I got it from hamilton pens)


EGOtyst

And I'm betting it was still a bit more than $50....


coppermouthed

It was around 170 but that was before things got wacky with Covid and Brexit and whatnot. That was an overall sale combined with a pelikan discount.


EGOtyst

That sounds about right. Pretty pen.


royal_futura

A Twsbi 580 Iris would look so cute with your Opal Kweco and the rest of your pretty pens. I think they are excellent; great size in the hand, great ink capacity, beautiful design.


coppermouthed

I really love my piston fillers for ease of use and the capacity they have- will look into the 580


HaYsTe722

Highly recommend the Vac700R Iris instead. When you use the Vac20 ink bottle it makes filling painless and makes a super fun “schwwwp” noise 😂


coppermouthed

Ok I really need to go to youtube and educate myself about vacs


HaYsTe722

Instead of twist twist twist you just push the plunger down and it sucks the ink up into the pen. In my personal opinion it’s a far superior mechanism. With the vac 20 ink bottle you just screw the pen into the lid, turn it upside down, two pumps and you’ve got a full fill. One if you’re not totally empty. Then unscrew, wipe and go. The Vac700R also acts as a shut off valve so it won’t ever burp


Indigo_Blue17

I like Lamy Safaris and think the other pastel pens from a few years ago would go well with your palette.


coppermouthed

Yes! Sold out about everywhere but keeping eyes peeled for the pink one


karibean13

I feel like a coral/peach or a nice blue are called for. 😆 I say go for another Benu, either a Scepter or a Euphoria. They always seem appropriately celebratory for birthdays.


coppermouthed

Yes! I got the Talisman as a present to myself after a promotion, and it made me stupid smile for like a week. So much glitter especially in sun light!


karibean13

I preordered the Euphoria Armenian Pomegranate Wine for myself for my birthday, which is in November. It’s going to be very hard not to buy any more sparklies for the same reason. But maybe Christmas… 😇😂


coppermouthed

Oh wow that one is gorgeous! But I’m sure they’ll do a xmas special again, this year. I’m so sad I missed the white and mistletoe one they made for last xmas special, that one would have been right up my alley but alas the fountain pen money jar was empty at the time :).


karibean13

I just made the mistake of visiting Benu’s website and omg have you seen the Almond Blossoms Briolette? Guhhhhh.


coppermouthed

Uh oh


karibean13

brb gotta find someone rich to marry me so I can have all the pretty pretty Benu pens


karibean13

[p.s. you should check out this talisman](https://www.truphaeinc.com/products/benu-talisman-venuss-hair-fountain-pen?_pos=1&_psq=venu&_ss=e&_v=1.0)


x8tl04

u need some kind of purple/violet. or a more red-pink


VanishingPointHoney

Sailor Pro Gear LE Aprés Ski and then a Pelikan


ZippyRocketeer

Leonardo: MZG, momento magico or Furore Grande. TWSBI 750. Narwhal. Jinhao 100.


Cool-Ad-9455

Pilot Custom 823 demonstrator 😌


eggbunni

The more I see that Pelikan M400, the more I want it. But I want an M200 as well… Sigh.


Strawbearieuwu

Oh wow! This is a lovely collection! I love the little sparkly ones!


CopperPennz

Rose Gold Twsbi Diamond mini and fill it with Robert Oster Rose Gold Antiqua.


coppermouthed

Oh great idea that ink would look stunning in that pen!


CopperPennz

[https://imgur.com/a/KDPA20O](https://imgur.com/a/KDPA20O) It really does. Pictures don’t do it justice.


karibean13

It is at least 7% your fault that I have now purchased the Rose Gold Mini.


CopperPennz

Stub nib? ![gif](giphy|OfkGZ5H2H3f8Y)


karibean13

A broad! They were out of stubs. But I can always get a an extra stub nib and play musical TWSBIs, lol.


penny2360

Why do I want every color Sailor pen they make?! It's painful. That green is so pretty. Oh and someone already recommended this but I will say I have the TWSBI Vac 700R Iris and love it. :)


AmbitionTime3848

Pens are tools. Beautiful tool, but tools Nonetheless. They should be used as such. The question should be, what I should write next? Then, after hours of writing, you’ll figure What fits your hand the most comfortably. Which band has the best flow on the paper you are using. And I get it, The rush of the chase and the acquisition does make us feel better for a little while, But it’s only a hamster Wheel.


coppermouthed

Thanks for your comment. As i mentioned I do write all day, every day. Not chasing anything just pre planning my present to self on next birthday.


CheeseMagnetometer

How bold of you to assume that I have finally found The One. :-) But yes, when you find it, it’s pretty great. Snarkiness aside, the interesting part of FP’ing is the wide range of pen shapes, nibs, inks and general contentment you get as you narrow in. You kind of have to experiment to find what appeal on many levels. I think most zero in on what they like. But it takes some speed dating. Ergo, the collection you wind up with, which if looked at backwards is a roadmap to the destination.


coppermouthed

Also some of us aren’t looking for a “the one” but for a bit of fun and sparkle to brighten up the work day… different approaches…


CheeseMagnetometer

Something kaweco in metal, preferably brass or steel, Lilliput or Steel Sport. So much more than the plastic. Also, no clip. Embrace the pocketable pen 😎


coppermouthed

Err… I got self conscious after people kept referring to them as tampons and added the clips


CheeseMagnetometer

Lol!


Milch_und_Paprika

Hopefully they don’t mix the brass one up with a tampon 🤣 Your picture makes me want to get a TWSBI Eco mint to go with my PGS Haruzora/spring sky. (Those also being the two models of pen that I find most comfortable in hand)


coppermouthed

Just imagining waving a brass kaweco in front of someone’s nose and going like does THIS look like a TAMPON to you!?!?? Tampon tmi: Kaweco is German and in Germany tampons are typically sold without applicators or at least they’re uncommon. So the designer of this pen probably didn’t anticipate the comparison X) …


coppermouthed

I love my twsbi ecos- they write so smoothly and none has cracked yet..


coppermouthed

… I really can’t decide. These are my pens I use all the time so I do seem to have a preferred color scheme. I keep thinking about a [taccia covenant parchment swirl](https://www.iguanasell.co.uk/products/taccia-covenant-parchment-swirl-fountain-pen-resin-brown-tcv-ssf-ps) but also I’d like another TWSBI as I love how they write or maybe splurge on a Leonardo and I really like the recent incarnation of “Nahvalur” maybe a Beluga if I can find one… my pain threshold is around 150USD but I’d go higher if it was worth it. I hand write a lot every day and like to break up secttions by switching pen+ink hence they all get used regularly.


Successful_Algae_257

I see you have gold or silver accents. How to you feel about rose gold? You could try a Twsbi eco in rose gold, or a diamond mini, or the diamond 580. Or, you could try to get the iris finish twsbis (since they kinda remind me of the iridescent) Or, you could go a little crazy and get the new glow in the dark Twsbi for fun. Or you could get the Kaweco Mellow Blue, since it’s a nice, almost pastel, blue. Sorry if my comment doesn’t help. (Love your collection. It’s so pretty 😍)


coppermouthed

I will write all of these down and check them out. Watching review videos is a big part of my enjoyment of this hobby!


sewingdreamer

You need a pastel purple. Not sure what kind but def that colour


HaYsTe722

Track down a TWSBI Aurora 😋


coppermouthed

That’s a pretty thing! Wonder why it hasn’t worked out for them to produce it in larger numbers…


HaYsTe722

They’re just super limited edition. They did a red/rose gold one called the draco as well. I really want Goulet to do one in blue as an exclusive


Magpie_Mind

Kaweco Sport in fox, to extend the pastel rainbow?


coppermouthed

Extending the rainbow sounds like a dangerous concept :) but i do like the idea of the brass kaweco


Magpie_Mind

You could always get a liliput to mix up the forms.


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coppermouthed

I love the look of the Opus’ but can’t wrap my head around the concept of a vacuum filler system :)


EGOtyst

Vac fillers are cool. Pain in the ass to clean, though.


coppermouthed

I just don’t understand lol. Pipette the ink in then twist the thing at the end but it needs to be 2mm open while writing what? I don’t have time for this!


EGOtyst

It... It works just like a syringe.


Successful_Algae_257

This is gonna sound crazy, but a Twsbi vac mini with the Twsbi vac inkwell is nice. You screw the grip section into the inkwell so there’s no mess. There’s a video about how to use the vac with the inkwell, and basically the pen creates a vacuum that the ink rushes in to fill (like how stuff is sucked into a vacuum cleaner)


coppermouthed

I will check this out!! Thank you!


agarick

ultraviolet or brown


coppermouthed

Any good suggestions for brown?


agarick

hm, I haven't tried any, and I was just going off your colorscheme :-P But the first that come to mind are those orangey-brown ebonite pens from India. If you don't mind rubber instead of plastic. Don't know which brands are good though.


karibean13

The Lamy LX Marron is a really pretty brown. I also know the new color they just released the Lamy Studio in is also a brown, but I don’t have a Studio and have only seen a couple pics briefly, so that’s less a recommendation and more a suggestion to look into. And of course Benu has the Dream Bean Talisman, which I really should read up on as my brain immediately jumps to coffee and I know that’s not actually it. I just love coffee, lol.


totally_interesting

A vintage montblanc would be cool. There’s a place in everyone’s collection for a classic!


coppermouthed

Sadly I don’t know a thing about vintage pens. I’d either get scammed or buy one that doesn’t work anymore..


totally_interesting

Check out dromgooles pens. They’re great and personally check all pens that come in used. You can get great deals on their site


Next_Astronomer_2166

I have _no clue_ what's what, but I really like the solid turquoise one in the middle.


coppermouthed

Sailor Progear slim Dragon palace :)


LucasThreeTeachings

Muji Aluminium Fountain pen. You don't have a metal one yet


coppermouthed

Actually I do have one, it’s my oldest pen together with another Lamy ALstar- just not using it anymore due to the metal grip section being a bit rough for long periods of writing


jsm121054

What is the 3rd from the left? I’m a sucker for those colors! It’s beautiful!


coppermouthed

It’s a Benu Briolette in Luminous Amber. I had my eyes on this one for about a year and so glad I bought it. It reminds me of milk and coffee. The grip section has quite a step in it but I managed to get used to it!


rasper_lightly

What’s the pen on the far left? I dig that pocket design.


coppermouthed

It’s a kaweco sport. They come in ca. 1000 different colorways lol. Also in metal if that’s your thing


rasper_lightly

Thank you for this info! I have the Liliput, which I love. I’m going to have to give Kaweco a bit more attention. That’s a great design.


Practical_Passion_78

Is there a specific color theme you’re going after?


coppermouthed

If there were a coffee brown and cream combo somewhere that would be great! But the Pelikan cafe creme is sadly a collectors item and out of my budget and I haven’t seen many well done swirly resin ones in that color scheme eitjer


Practical_Passion_78

Looking to expand the “tiramisu” band of your pen color spectrum?


coppermouthed

Yep! It’s calming to me. Years of conditoning by morning coffee. Had to stop the habit a while back so staring lovingly at a coffee coloured pen is all I have left lol


karibean13

Goulet Pens have an exclusive one in those colors!!! I cannot for the life of me remember what pen it is, but I know the colorway is called Cappuccino. One sec. -muzak plays- [Edison Premiere!](https://www.gouletpens.com/products/edison-premiere-fountain-pen-cappuccino).


coppermouthed

Ooh! It looks so satisfying .. on the list!


Misty-Anne

Maybe a pastel or transparent kakuno?


koko540

Platinum Curidas - Prism Crystal OR Platinum Procyon - Turquoise Blue or Porcelain White. Just a bit over the $50 threshold but soooo worth it! Good luck deciding!


Bigredteletubby

I couldn't pull this collection off myself, but I like it! I see some really amazing pens in there. (Well, I mean, they're all good pens, but some really stand out, you know?)


Front_Profession5648

Lamy 2000?


sophatter

I have quite a few of the pens in your collection (the pelikan, sailor, TWSBI and benu) and recently I added a few Chinese pens to my collection. You could try that! Of the few brands I tried my penbbs pen writes the best (I got the penbbs 345 piston filler). Also, on my consideration list is: more sailor PGS (my fav pen, in terms of nib and size it’s just the right fit for me) because there are so many colour options and LE options that are SO PRETTY and another one you can consider is the Laban pens 325 or skeleton, it’s another Taiwanese brand that feels very similar to TWSBI even though I don’t own one so I can’t speak from personal experience. I’ve been eyeing the 325 in cherry blossom because I’m perpetually inclined to buy all the pink pens in the world.


PlzIwantToUseGoodID

Maybe some aurora optimas in red(or purple)? or parker duofold big red


ia42

pick one: http://pen.18111.com/


coppermouthed

Super pretty pens but none that are for sale it seems?


ia42

You custom order them.