Brand Ambassador for Tom's Studio
Mar 23, 2022
It's been a while since my last blog post..but I'm excited to come back with an exciting announcement! I will be joining as a Brand Ambassador (BA) for Tom's Studio 🎉 If you haven't heard of them, they are a small business/brand run by Tom + his wife Gemma. They are quite a dynamic duo and produce some of the most beautiful pens that are made to last a lifetime. When Gemma reached out to see if I would be interested in joining as a BA, there was no question in my mind. I am so thrilled to partner with a brand that I can stand behind and look forward to sharing more collaborative projects with you this year.
For this post, I wanted to share my thoughts about their oblique penholders. I was able to write with them for a wedding project this week:
- The carrot pen is smaller than the standard pen, but weighs a bit more due to the thicker grip (Keep in mind that these pens are made of solid metal...so no wonder!). Some prefer a wider grip to alleviate hand cramps that may develop when writing with a thinner grip. For me, I'm used to writing with a standard grip but the carrot pen is a nice option to have.
- These penholders are made with an adjustable metal flange that you can screw to fit any size nib. At first, I was skeptical when looking at photos because I wondered if the nibs would pop out while writing. However, I was really impressed by how sturdy and secure the flange held the nib! This flange is really nice to have if you use a variety of different sized nibs.
- I was also pleasantly surprised by how you can easily adjust the angle of the nib to paper. Some penholders, depending on how they add the flange can hold the nib at either a lower or higher angle. With this penholder, you can use the allen key wrench (which is included in the box) to loosen the flange and adjust the nib as you wish. Lower angle will make it hard for you to differentiate thins/thicks. Higher angle may cause nibs to snag and catch fibers of the paper on the upstrokes. I tell my students to start at about 45 degrees and then adjust until it feels comfortable.
Overall, I'm excited to use these pens and add them to my collection.
If you guys are interested, you can take a look at their pens HERE. They generously gave me a coupon code for my followers/subscribers. Please use code LOGOS_CALLIGRAPHY to apply 10% off any order over £30.
Hope this review helps!