All the stationery in my shop is drawn from my own holster! Sharing my illustration toolbox with you, these items are my personal favourites, go-tos for myriad illustration and lettering jobs.
These gorgeous, golden pencils from Japan are traditionally given for good luck ahead of an exam, and kept in one's pencil case or bag pocket. They're unusual in that they have five sides - pencils normally have six!
They have a soft, multi-purpose HB lead as good for drawing as for making notes, and sharpen to a delicious point. They're 7" long and a normal diameter; very comfortable to write with.
Even if they don't *actually* bring you good luck, they'll bring you good vibes: they glimmer in your hand as you use them. Buy them for yourself or for friends who have a nerve-wracking event coming up - whether an interview, exam or something else!
They come with pink, silver or blue kanji at the top (chosen at random, but please send a message if you REALLY want a particular colour!) which roughly translates as 'Pray for success in academic achievement'.
Pencils make for surprisingly deep envelopes, thus postage falls into the £1.50 category for these and other pens. There's been a recent rise in mailing costs to the US recently made by the UK Post Office, too, pushing postage to the US higher then previously; sorry American friends!.
** If you'd like Tracked postage, you can add this separately by putting it in your card (it's listed in the shop - choose UK or International Tracked). A proof of postage is obtained for each parcel we send, but parcels are not automatically sent using a tracked service. **