Picture of Bic Pen goes Glamorous
Taking advantage of the cement-like properties of Sugru you can take an ordinary, and quite pedestrian, Bic pen and make it like no other. It's also fun and comfy to hold. By wrapping a thin sheet of Sugru around it you can attach just about anything. For this Instructable I used beads but I would love to see what you come up with.

If you don't yet know about Sugru I will give you a little information here, otherwise move right along to the steps. So, Sugru is a really great new product made in London. It acts like sticky clay for a few minutes, then acts like clay for half hour or so, then it hardens and acts like rubber. In fact it is silicone rubber. The hardest thing about using it it to open the package and think what to do with it - once you do that though the ideas just keep coming. But don't open the package until you know what you want to do.

It bonds to itself, aluminium, steel, ceramics, glass, wood, leather and some plastics. Go to their website to find out how to buy it and for lots of great ideas on what to do with it at Sugru.

This is my entry into the Sugru contest so be sure to vote for me if you like this idea, staring when the voting starts.

Step 1: Supplies

Picture of Supplies
  • Bic pen
  • Pasta machine
  • Sugru - 1 packet's worth
  • Beads
  • Pliers 
ChrysN made it!1 year ago

Since you've posted this instructable I have made several of these Sugru and bead pens (or pencils) but I've run out of Sugru. I improvised with epoxy resin and glitter, thanks for the inspiration!

Ninzerbean (author)  ChrysN1 year ago
My pleasure - but how do you roll it? Make an 'ible !


ChrysN4 years ago
I love the way it looks! What a great way to personalize your pen.
Ninzerbean (author)  ChrysN4 years ago
Thank you, if you had patience you could spell our your name with beads of a solid color with the mixed beads in the background, but that is only if you need a reminder of what your name is.
I may be able to remember my name but I often don't remember where I left my pen, with my name on it my co-workers know who to return it to.
Ninzerbean (author)  ChrysN4 years ago
I think if you made this pen your co-workers might just change their names...
It's a Glamorous Mechanical Pencil. I added my initials on a bit of Sugru on the end so no one will steal it (my co-workers were very impressed by my fancy pencil).
Ninzerbean (author)  ChrysN4 years ago
Gorgeous! A patch is on it's way...
LaLasha4 years ago
I should stop procrastinating a just buy it I have so many thing I want to use it for like a rubberized bottom of a bag as well as grips for shopping bag
Ninzerbean (author)  LaLasha4 years ago
Great ideas! It takes more than 3 weeks to get so keep that in mind, also you must use it w/in 6 months.
Now I have another great reason why I need to purchase some sugru thanks this looks like an awesome idea :)
Ninzerbean (author)  TerminalDragon4 years ago
Thanks, I like your name, I think of myself as a zombiemom most of the time.
BestThing4 years ago
Good idea but it must hurt using it for too long.
Ninzerbean (author)  BestThing4 years ago
The Sugru is like a silicone rubber so actually it is really comfortable as it's not as hard as the plastic of the pen before, I find it really comfortable but I have not written any novels with it - yet. Maybe one day...
DMNL4 years ago
Nice Instructible - you cant go wrong with a project that includes a pasta machine in my book.

Now I am off to see if I can adapt this idea to work with my Stabilo S Move pen - it needs some jazzing up but they have a funny shape. Good luck in the comp!
Totally Cute!!
I want one :-) I guess Ii'm going to have to get making.
marcintosh4 years ago
GREAT way to personalize what might be the most ubiquitous item ever invented.

These pens are everywhere and because of that, they are appropriated by anyone " .  .  .  this must be my style-free pen - who else would own one?"

I can lose a pen (any kind) in no time so this is great for me.

Thank you for the beautification project 8-D
Ninzerbean (author)  marcintosh4 years ago
Thank you ever so much.
lemonie4 years ago
Good idea, nicely done.

Ninzerbean (author)  lemonie4 years ago
Thank you L, I think other things stuck to a pen would be good, even crazy things like rubber bands and string, I'm waiting for people to come up with more ideas.
Cute!  It looks like a pen that won't slip too easily.

Just a thought for simplifying: It might not be necessary to run it through the pasta machine. You can probably smoosh it onto the pen and use the pen as a built-in rolling pin. It should get a pretty even coating.
Ninzerbean (author)  AngryRedhead4 years ago
Thank you and yes, you might well be able to do it that way, good thinking.
I also mention it because I don't have a pasta machine... :-P
Nina, this pen is so cool and gorgeous. You are so creative.
Ninzerbean (author)  lesliearnold4 years ago
Thank you!
this is gorgeous, I love it :)
Ninzerbean (author)  projectsugru4 years ago
Wow Thanks! Especially coming from you.