Blue end of the Rainbow fountain pen


This variation of the African Miyuki Magic fountain pen features beads on the blue end, aka the ABC end, of the rainbow: Amethyst, Bondi Blue to Cyan. There also some beads on the violet-purple-blurple end of the spectrum, not to mention some cerise and burgundy. All of them silver-lined and therefore all sparkly.

The glass beads are Miyuki Delicas, made in Japan and prized by the beading community for their uniformity in size and the intensity of their colours. Each bead is tiny – about one-fifth the length of a grain of rice (uncooked!). They are embedded in clear resin, so the outside of the pen is completely smooth, and are accompanied by a few trapped air bubbles that add to the sparkly effect..

The pen body is made of a shimmery violet-magenta resin that shifts colour slightly in sunlight. The shape is cylindrical with the cap fractionally wider than the barrel. The ends are very slightly rounded and the grip section can be made to fit a Jowo #6 or Bock #6 nib (supplied).


African Miyuki Magic model


This model is a beaded pen that we make in a number of different variations in terms of the areas that can be beaded: either the cap or the barrel, or both cap and barrel. It is a wide pen with sides that appear parallel, however this is a slight taper between the beaded areas and the finials. The finials are very slightly conical and the cap is a flush fit with the barrel.


mm inches
Total length (closed) 144 5,7
Length (pen only no cap) 133 5,2
Diameter at widest point (excl. cap) 16 0,6
Width of section at narrowest point 10,8 0,42
Section length 25 1
Cap thread 14 0,55

The section can be made to fit either a Bock #6 or a Jowo #6 nib.

Refill type:

Standard international fountain pen converter (supplied) or ink cartridge.


International shipping to your door via DHL Express is R350 and should take less than 10 days once despatched. Pens are securely packed.

Shipping within South Africa to your door is R60.

More information on this model is available here.