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How To Bling Your Own Custom Rhinestone InkJoy Pen
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How To Bling Your Own Custom Rhinestone InkJoy Pen

Custom Rhinestone InkJoy Pen

Does anyone else feel the need to jazz up everyday items by adding some bling? So it’s not just me? Thank goodness! Lately, I’ve been seeing gorgeous rhinestone pens for sale and I just had to try my own DIY version. Today I’m sharing a tutorial on how to make your own beautiful handmade rhinestone Inkjoy pens because, why not?

Adding some sparkle to your office supplies just makes life (and work) a little more exciting! These custom pens would also make a great gift for the student, boss, or business owner in your life. So if you don’t want to wait 1-3 business days for your beautiful rhinestone Inkjoy pens, follow the steps below to make them yourself!

What you need to make Custom rhinestone Inkjoy pens

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  • glass rhinestones: (feel free to use resin rhinestones they might not sparkle as much), size ss8/10/12 or whatever the template suggests
  • Rhinestone tray (I like these because they have a lid and can close)

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How to make rhinestone Inkjoy pens

1. Choose your custom colors for the pen and rhinestones. You can use a single color to match the color of the ink or multiple colors. 

2. Remove the finish of the pen by using sandpaper. Some people also like to use nail clippers to remove the clip and then sand or grind it down, but I left mine on.

Sand to remove the finish

3. Use rubbing alcohol to clean the surface.

Clean with rubbing alcohol

4. Add rhinestones to the tray (if you do not have glass)

5. Place the pen inside the pen holder and begin adding adhesive

Use the pen holder to allow for two hands

6. Starting at the tip, apply rhinestones in the honeycomb pattern. Typically, I work on one color at a time. If you are not sure what pattern to use, you can find digital downloads on Etsy. The digital downloads are a rhinestone pen template that is easy to follow. The download comes with the full details to create beautiful rhinestone pens.

Apply rhinestones in a honeycomb pattern

If you’re new to hand-placing rhinestones and want to learn more about the honeycomb pattern and other placement methods, check out my course on How to Hand Place Rhinestones Like a Pro!

7. Rotate as needed. 

Rotate as you work

8. Let dry for 24-36 hours

Finished custom rhinestone Inkjoy pen

Use your beautiful rhinestone pens to spark some joy every time you write! There are so many ways to customize this project based on the user of the pen. Are they a more classic black ink person or a bright and colorful ink person? You can repeat this DIY project with other types of pens even fine or medium point. 

Due to the nature of this product, there will be some slight handmade imperfections. Don’t worry about minor imperfections you won’t notice them once you’re finished. If you’re gifting these custom pens to a student, make sure they’re in middle or high school. I wouldn’t recommend giving this to small children with the small rhinestones. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about making DIY rhinestone pens

Can I use any type of pen for this project, or are there specific ones that work best?

While you can technically bling any pen with rhinestones, we recommend using the Ink Joy Pen for the best results. Its smooth barrel provides an ideal surface for adhering rhinestones, and its comfortable grip makes it easy to work with.

What size rhinestones should I use for my rhinestone pen project?

The size of rhinestones you use depends on your personal preference and the design you have in mind. For intricate designs or smaller pens, opt for smaller rhinestones like SS6 or SS10. For larger pens or bolder designs, larger rhinestones like SS16 or SS20 can make a statement.

What type of adhesive should I use to attach the rhinestones to my pen?

We recommend using a strong, clear-drying adhesive specifically designed for rhinestones and jewelry making. My favorite is Liquid Fusion, but E6000 adhesive is also a popular choice among crafters for its strong bond and versatility.

How do I create a pattern or design for my rhinestone pen?

You can create your design using rhinestone templates, which are available online or can be custom-made using design software like Cricut Design Space. Alternatively, you can freehand your design directly onto the pen barrel using a pencil or marker before applying the rhinestones.

Can I wash my rhinestone pen after it’s been blinged?

While rhinestone pens are not typically designed to be submerged in water, they can withstand gentle cleaning with a damp cloth. Avoid soaking or scrubbing the rhinestones directly to preserve their adhesive bond and shine, and keep them out of extreme heat.

Can I use different colors or shapes of rhinestones for my pen project?

Absolutely! Get creative with your design by mixing and matching different colors, sizes, and shapes of rhinestones. Consider incorporating birthstone colors, gradient effects, or even adding charms for extra flair. The possibilities are endless!

Want to do more rhinestone projects? Check out this page!