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.
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
That's me, Dan Ouimet, hugging Nona. I live in rural Wisconsin with my family which manages to never be without a couple of dogs and a cat "helping" in the shop.
Nona was our gentle, beautiful girl who excelled as an enthusiastic Lunch Supervisor here at Parus Pen. She was a rescue who never lost her sweet temperament through surgeries and cancer treatments. We lost our girl to cancer in September of 2021.
Henry is the most recent addition to the family. Through the grace of a wonderful rescue network, Henry escaped a life of misery and cruelty in Texas. He's a sweet boy adjusting to his new life and role here in the shop as lead Sleep Coach.
Clara is also a rescue from Mississippi. She's a bossy little chiweenie with a personality that makes her ideal in her role as Security.