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About Parus Pen

Parus Pen is a sole proprietor shop committed to the craftsmanship of beautiful writing pens, bottle stoppers, bottle cap openers, and more. I have been drawn to quality pens, especially ones with heft, since I was a kid with an impressive collection of Parker® pens and pencils. As a paperboy, I received many pens and pencils as Christmas gifts from my route customers. I guess this was natural as Parker's world headquarters was in my hometown of Janesville, WI. I also happened to live close to the plant site and enjoyed recovering their dumpster treasure.  

I use a lathe and traditional woodturning tools and methods to craft everything from rings and twig pots to bowls and miniature birdhouse ornaments. I started Parus Pen in 2015 to offer beautiful one-of-a-kind handmade writing pens, bottle stoppers, bottle cap openers, and more. For more about the workshop please see my blog post
The Summer Shop Slumbers.

Parus Pen variety of writing pens

Read more about Parus Pen in the story done by the newspaper, Isthmus. Thank you for visiting my website! I appreciate the time you've taken to look at my work and your support of a very tiny business in America.

Meet the Team



Winky just arrived in April 2023. Winky is a loveable little guy I met in Maryland while volunteering for the Humane Society of the United States. He was moved to a New Jersey shelter, so I just had to go get him. Winky was rescued from the dog meat trade in South Korea. 



Henry joined the family through the grace of a wonderful rescue network. Henry escaped a life of misery and cruelty in Texas where he was used as a bait dog for fighting. He's a sweet boy fully at ease here in the shop as lead Sleep Coach.



Clara is a rescue from a puppy mill in Mississippi. She's a bossy little chiweenie with a personality that makes her ideal in her role as Security.

Meet the Team

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