This is my first instructables so please feedback to what you like and what i could have done better.
Step 1: Materials
-1 calligraphy Nib
-1 foot of thin leather strips
-20 gauge jewelry wire
-Gold or silver candy wrapper
-super glue ( I used Gorilla Super Glue)
-something to cut ( I use razor knife)
-used or new led pencil (you can use normal pencil but it looks nicer with led pencil)
Step 2: Start
Cut the top of the eraser off so that it is flat on top.
Next we will be pressing the nib into the top of the eraser so that we can see where we will need to be cutting into the plastic.
Step 3: Cutting and Covering
Take your thin leather strip and spiral down the led pencil. Just enough from where you hold it to where the back of your hand may rest I use a little under a foot. This is needed for comfort you may want to add something with compression underneath to give more comfort on your fingers.
Glue both sides down but be careful not to glue the nib in place or block where the nib comes through the backside of the eraser.
Then carefully cut around the edges to make endings nice and smooth.
Step 4: Covering Ends and Gears
Using your razor knife cut any extra wrapper that is covering the leather or press it down so it is not covering.
Place to gears at end of led pencil so they are touching each other side by side but not right under each other. Then glue them down.
Step 5: Adding Chain Rings
Then connect chain rings together to make a chain.
Attach the chain from one copper ring to one of the back sides of the gears so that it spirals down behind the gears.
Step 6: Finished
This is my first instructables and would love feedback what you like and what i need to do better.
I will be making another one soon for refillable pens if enough people enjoyed this one.
Hope you enjoyed.