It's nice that this set came with two dip pen types to try. I found the little glass cup superfluous since it's easier and cleaner to dip the pens directly into the ink bottles. The glass cup might be nice if mixing colors. It seems that all the inks have the same golden glitter in it. The bottles do have to be shaken vigorously for even dispersal of the glitter. The rubber stoppers in the bottle are difficult to remove without getting ink on your fingers so I would recommend gloves. There are two reds and two oranges that look very very similar in color. There's no yellow in this set. This product is great to try out dip pens and to simultaneously add some iridescent inks to your collection. So I would recommend this product.
My girlfriend loves them!! Very easy to use and clean up. Would definitely recommend.
A great gift for anyone that loves lettering, pens, or ink. So many colors, so much fun to use. Just be careful with the thin glass tips.
Bought for my wife she has too dip it about every sentence or so very cool little setup
Best money every spent.
Great set!Love the pens and all the different colored inks!Perfect for sending hand written "thank you" notes or any type of note or letter.Beautiful addition to any desk!
Great value and gift
Beautiful set! I've missed the experience of simply writing by hand. The variety of ink colors are great! The pens themselves are art forms. Very happy customer!
Very cool product, but highly messy!The ink doesnâ€™t always just stay in the tip and will stain your fingers!
not only is the BOX beyond beautiful, i mean REALLY... but the pens are very elegant and in 2 nib sizes, they are really really nice! the inks could have been a bitof a mess had i not read other reviews, but i have so i knew what to be aware of, and mine all came with push in rubber plugs so other than getting a bit 'o ink on my fingers when taking out and putting back in~ those plugs~ all is well.like other reviewers said SHAKE the ink bottles really well before using them, but make certain that rubber stopper is still in them when you do this, and you will be fine.really lovely inks, NOT waterproof when dry though... so thats another consideration. but they are still well worth the price and your time to get to know the set.
Love this! Be careful with the ink though cause it is one of the hardest things ever to get off of anything
I mean, it's an inkwell pen. It makes it look so much cooler than it is. Trust me it's just less messy. Other than that....... It's just a fancy glass pen.
Loved this unique way of writing and all the various colors to choose from.
I love it
L. A. Taylor
Arrived quickly despite weather issues. Lovely pens, the glass is durable and very sheer. Delightful designs inside each pen. Pens and inks are very easy to use, rubber stoppers in each bottle to keep them from spilling in the beautiful box that is perfect for gifting. Excellent gift for anyone wanting to perfect their writing skills, they make a person want to write better.
Nicely boxed. The inks are very pretty. The pens work well and it is fun to write with. One pen tip was super scratchy but after a little use, it smoothed out. Open the ink stopper with a kleenex so you donâ€™t get too much ink on your fingers as the first time you open them, they are a little pressurized so a little ink will bubble up. Some ink colors are smoother than others but overall, all inks work and I recommend this set!
I liken this to a paint set but with glass tip pens as your brushes. I have to feel really inspired or bored to pull this out to use. I do like the ink colors and the metallic sheen they have I just have to be in the right frame of mind to set up and use them
I bought these as a gift for my dad! He loves them and they hold a lot of ink. You can write quite a bit before having to re-dip.
I'll never use a pen at home again lol
I love this product! I bought this as a gift for my husband. Its easy to use and very fun to see how it works.
Daughter loves them, she spent hours using them the first night she got them
Takes a bit to get the hang of. Got this for my teen and she loves it.
Got this for my daughter for Christmas she absolutely loves it.
This is so amazing! Itâ€™s actually kept my sometimes not so easy to please 14 year old daughter (I know teen angst big surprise) totally enthralled since we got it! Sheâ€™s used it both on posters and in a coloring book. Itâ€™s been wonderful to encourage her creativity during a time most of us are going a bit mad from stir craziness being stuck at home.
Bought this for my 17year old Daughter for Christmas. Wow, absolutely love it. The pens are amazing and do not leave any pool marks with the ink, that is easy to do with calligraphy pens. Even shaking the pen, the ink does not splatter off. The inks in this set are beautiful colors, as a heads up they have glitter sparkle to them (not something I remembered reading.
Â It's a really nice idea. I would love to recieve things like this as a gift even as someone who doesn't typically draw or color. I just wish the glass cup they include was at least twice Its current size.
I got these for my grand daughter for Christmas. She loves to draw and is using this all the time right now, I think it is her favorite
This is a very fun set to use. If the end of the nib is too scratchy, you can always sand it down with some very fine sand paper but I haven't had to do that. If you rotate as you write, you can get great mileage out of one dip in to the ink. The ink is also really cool and fun to use. I love the colors!
Bought as a gift for my assistant..easy to use and she loves it!
Purchased for our daughter and must say she was one happy 21 year old. She said she had been looking at a set but never said anything and what do you know she got one
This glass pen set is amazing. I bought it for my daughter.. and now I want one!
This was a gift for my friend and she opened it up and she Loved it! She tried out a little bit of ink and it lasted a while. It is cute and functional and has a fun variety of shimmery inks. Recommend.
I gave this kit to a friend of mine that normally writes only with fountain pens. She's a bit of a purist when it comes to inks and writing. I thought I would send her something different to try for Christmas. At first, she swore she would never give them a try because they "would never compare to her beloved fountain pens."She was right. These are completely different. The "hand-feel" of the glass pen is something unique to a traditional fountain pen. It's much lighter and in my opinion, allows for a unique twist when it comes to writing. It does take a bit to get used to dipping the tip into the ink, twirling it to grip onto the color, then carrying it over to your paper without making a mess. This technique is much different from a normal fountain pen. You will have to get used to this when you first start out. Give it time though.This kit is a great one to start out with. Lots of colors, two stands, and two different pens to use. You'll love it!There are a couple of things to note when starting out:- The ink names are not in English. I would suggest making a color swatch card then labeling your bottles with corresponding numbers. This will help you in the long run.- Remember to shake your bottles. There is glitter in multiple bottles. It tends to settle on the bottom. If you don't shake it up, you are going to be sadly disappointed when you go to use the inks. They are going to appear lackluster for half of the usage until you get to the middle of the bottle then suddenly, you will have brilliant ink.- The glass pens are different. One writes a bit thicker of a line than the other one. Experiment with them so you know which one you like to write better with when it comes to different fonts.- Some of the inks do bleed. I would suggest placing something protective under your paper just to be sure you aren't staining your tabletop until you know for sure which inks bleed or don't bleed.- I did notice that the bottles don't have any type of sealing ring around the lid so be careful when storing the inks. Don't lay them down. They may leak.- I would also use some type of tissue or gloves when you first open the ink bottles. Some seem to be pressurized when you try to open them. I am not sure if this a result of shipping or to preserve the ink. I won't try to claim to be an ink specialist by any means. I only know that there is a limited amount of ink in each tiny bottle and that I like to keep my clothes and hands free of ink as much as possible. So, be mindful that some of these bottles may "pop" when you open them.- Lastly, check your paper before you write with the inks. I noticed that with each ink, it reacts differently with the type of paper I wanted to write on. This is true with most inks but there were a few inks here that it bled a lot on. I would hate to see you ruin a great project you had already put a lot of time and effort into if you hadn't pretested the ink.There you have it! In short, my friend genuinely enjoyed playing around with this set. Will she give up her fountain pens? No, absolutely not. Will she play with this for cards and different illustrations? Yes. It is a great starter set for anyone looking to get into the world of glass pens.
Loved it, absolutely just as described. Of course it could have a better flow on certain paper but other than that, it's perfect! Easy cleaning, easy dipping, easy opening of the inks. It comes with two pens, a little glass to pour the ink, and a selection of inks!
The large glass pen was perfectly fine it was the smaller one the tip was chipped and was scratching the paper when used.This was very unfortunate does this was a gift for someone else.
I love these pens. They are beautiful,feel good in hand and are easy to use. The reason I took a star off is cause even though it is easy to use, I use calligraphy to write letters and for me. This pen just does not work well for small print for me to use it for it's intending purpose
All of the ink colors were glitter. I had to buy a separate black ink.
Both the pens and the inks included in this set are of excellent quality and are easy to use. Colors are bold and vibrant, with swirling sparkle. Great for gifts!