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INSPIRATION: 7 Creative Homemade Pens For Diamond Painting

January 17, 2020 2 min read 25 Comments

Maybe your hand cramps up when you're Diamond Painting. Or perhaps you're just bored with your growing collection of standard-issue double-sided pens. Whatever the case may be, it's never a bad idea to get creative with your Diamond Pen!

We asked members of the PWD Support Group to show us their most creative DIY Diamond Pens - here's some awesome inspiration for all you DIY folks out there! 

7. This converted souvenir ballpoint pen

Melissa Ann says, "I converted my first ink pen into a Diamond Painting Pen. Was not as difficult as I expected." 

PRO TIP: Many people use old ballpoint pens when creating their homemade Diamond Pens. To minimize hand cramping, use as thick a pen as possible (the thicker the better!). Bonus points for a nice rubber grip around the outside. 

6. This collection of colorful retractable pens

This collection of vibrant homemade Diamond Pens comes courtesy of Tibha Hanson.

PRO TIP: Fill the inside of your Diamond Pen with leftover diamonds for added flair. They sparkle in the light ✨

5. This magical little unicorn swirl pen

Sometimes a little rainbow flair goes a long way. Kristina Thompson shows us her lovely custom-made unicorn picker. This one's perfect for when you're working on a unicorn Diamond Painting! 🦄

4. This football-inspired purple masterpiece

Raise your hand if your perfect Sunday involves working on your Diamond Painting with an exciting football game on in the background ✋🏈

Leanne Franklin shows off her brilliant purple custom-made Vikings Diamond Pen. Just don't brag too much about it to any Packers fans 🤣

Pro Tip: Use leftover diamonds from your previous kits to adorn the outside of your custom-made Diamond Pen with the colors of your favorite team! 

3. This collection of stunning acrylic Diamond Pens

Carrol Jakubiszen has her collection of custom acrylic Diamond Pens on display in a makeshift styrofoam stand. These beauties have a nice, wide grip to prevent hand cramping. So comfortable! ✍️ 

2. This DIY Dollar Store Adaptation 

Head on down to the dollar store, grab a clear gel pen, and get crafty! Samantha Rodriguez shows off her DIY creation alongside her work in progress. Bonus points for diamonds lining the inside and nice, soft rubber cushion to keep things comfortable 💎

1. This Special Y-Shaped Pen For Arthritis

"If you suffer from Arthritis, Writer's Cramp, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, callouses, RSI or hand weakness, I highly suggest you give this DP pen a try!" 

Terry Nickels makes and sells these wonderful Y-shaped pens specially designed with an ergonomic index finger cradle. If you've had to put down your normal pen because of hand pains, it's now safe to come out of DP retirement with this fantastic little invention! Contact Terry on Facebook for more info. 

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Which DIY Diamond Pen is your favorite? Have you tried getting creative with your own pens? Let us know in the comments down below 👇

PS - in case you'd rather purchase than create, check out our Dual-Sided Premium Diamond Pen for the ultimate in ergonomic comfort. 


25 Responses

Melissa Baumler
Melissa Baumler

April 17, 2020

I would like to know how to use the pen tip and how it works. Thank you

Dorri Smith
Dorri Smith

April 02, 2020

I would really like to purchase a Y pen from Terry Nickels. The article says to message her on Facebook. I am not able to find the correct Terry Nickels. Would really appreciate a link

lisa
lisa

April 02, 2020

Hey the idea of taking a picture of the canvas before I started was great. I love the idea of looking back at the empty canvas after I have completed the entire painting. It gives me a sense of fulfillment when I see the efforts which I have put in and how much work has come out of it.paint by numbers

Rose Thomisee
Rose Thomisee

April 02, 2020

I like the special Y shaped pen that Terry Nickels made. I would like to purchase some of them. I was unable to find her on FB. Could you help me get in contact with her?

Mary Bonham
Mary Bonham

April 02, 2020

I couldn’t find Terry anywhere. But I did find a lady on Etsy that has them for $11.25 plus shipping. The shop name is – The Cheeky Turtle -

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Susan
Susan

March 03, 2020

I would like to purchase a few pens so I will be able to maybe make mine in the future. I would
Refer a arthritis one for myself and a normal pen for my granddaughter..

SHIRLEY I HUNT
SHIRLEY I HUNT

March 03, 2020

I would like to buy one of Terry Nichols pens for the arthritic hand, also the cost. I’m not on any web site so if she could send me an e-mail I would be very thankfiul,

Barbara
Barbara

January 26, 2020

I LOVE this idea! How do you make these? Do you glue the tip from your standard pen into the new pen/how does it fit in there?

Joyce
Joyce

January 26, 2020

I cannot find The lady who makes the pens for arthris. Is there a link?

Wanda
Wanda

January 26, 2020

I like the ink pens for the color

Annie LaStar
Annie LaStar

January 26, 2020

What a fun idea. You’ll be finding these pens at my house from now on. Thanks everyone for sharing.

Heather Mutch
Heather Mutch

January 26, 2020

Where can I get one of these pens please? I have carpol tunnel and arthritis. I love doing dimond paintings but find it difficult.

Elizabeth Slocum
Elizabeth Slocum

January 26, 2020

This is great but how do we make them?

Stacy
Stacy

January 26, 2020

I cant seem to find the right Terry Nickels on Facebook to look at more Y pens. Is there a link to make it easier to find her?

Rosemary Zumbiel
Rosemary Zumbiel

January 26, 2020

I like the acrylic pens # 3

Kim Lanagan
Kim Lanagan

January 26, 2020

Go Vikings! Ok, maybe next year… I am a die hard Viking fan so that is my favorite pen. But I have arthritis and have had surgery for carpal tunnel so would like to try the Y shaped pen. Where can we find it to buy one?

SHIRLEY I HUNT
SHIRLEY I HUNT

January 26, 2020

How much is the pen for arthritis hands

Marsha
Marsha

January 26, 2020

Love these idea for using ballpoint pens as new diamond pens but I’m not sure if you’re supposed to get the diamond pen tip off first and put that into the new ballpoint or what — a little instruction please! Thx!

Diane Morris
Diane Morris

January 26, 2020

Terry Nickels- if she could email me about her pen, I would love to get one of them. Those thin pens hurt my hand b/c of old fingers that cramps. Thanks!

Wanda Craft
Wanda Craft

January 26, 2020

Are you going to be selling the colorful pens

Robyn Scott
Robyn Scott

January 26, 2020

Q1….How do you straighten out a painting that has been creased in postage? It’s very hard to read the numbers & symbols on these creased areas.

Q2….what glue can you use on paintings where the glue is not strong enough to hold diamontes on the paintings?

Q3….What glue can you use on ceramics, china etc to use left over diamentes eg. China or plastic drinking mugs, HOME white signs etc?

Q4….What do you use to seal these paintings so that they can be frames without glass or frameless?

Thank you in advance for answers to my questions.

Helyn E Lappin
Helyn E Lappin

January 26, 2020

Where can I get the light panel to place under my painting? I have a pic w/three flowers and I really messed up the centers ad I removed a load of diamonds and now cannot read the correct letters to well?

Jacalyn Opatz
Jacalyn Opatz

January 26, 2020

How can I get a y shaped pen and how much are they?

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