Long Island Pen Show 2017

Come join us at the 2017 Long Island Pen Show this weekend!  See all of our in-stock items up close, and browse our gallery of impressions from previous custom orders.  This is the biggest pen event of the year for New York, with new and vintage pens of all types (mostly fountain pens) and a wide range of stationery items.  It’s a very special event for me, because it’s where I first found out that wax seals were still around, and where to get the good sealing wax.  Register with the Facebook Event for the latest news and previews of other vendors.

The Details:

Hofstra University, Sandra and David S. Mack Student Center

April 1, 2017 10AM-5PM and April 2, 2017 10AM-4PM

$10 admission

Graduations and Father’s Day

In honor of Graduation season, we now have available a Mortarboard Seal:

This will add class and distinction to any graduation party invitations, especially if used with sealing wax in the school’s colors!  Order now, as Shapeways can take up to 12 business days to make and ship your order.

Also, Father’s Day is coming up! What better for the man who has everything than a custom wax seal?  For a limited time we have a special offer: a steel seal with two letter monogram and 4 sticks of sealing wax for only $99 (a $140 value).  Order by Sunday (5/26/2013) to guarantee delivery by Father’s Day!*  For those who wait too long, seals and wax ordered through our Etsy Store usually arrive in about 5 business days (shipping within the USA).


*Special offer only available via email or our Contact page.  Tax and shipping not included.

Long Island Beltaine Festival and New Seal

This Saturday, May 4, 2013 we will have a table at the Long Island Beltaine Festival. We will have a full range of seals and wax available for purchase, or you can make a custom order on the spot.  Come visit for free demonstrations and samples!  This is an open event, recommended donation for admission is only $5, $4 if you bring a nonperishable food donation to Long Island Cares.

We also have a new seal available – the Unitarian Universalist Chalice.  This particular model is based on the Chalice adopted by the  Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Huntington (UUFH), which incidentally will be our host for the Beltaine Festival.  The prototype has already been sold, but we can always make more with the push of a button.

Signet Ring Co-Creators and Huntington Community Fest

Our Shapeways Store has been newly updated so that all our rings are now Co-Creator Templates.  This means that you can specify your ring size and order immediately, instead of sending a message requesting the model in a different size. This should make the ordering process much faster and easier.

Also, the Huntington Community Fest is coming up March 23 10AM-4PM in the northwest corner of the Huntington LIRR station parking lot.  The main event takes place inside a huge, heated tent, so don’t worry about the cold.  There will be food, festivities, live music, community organizations, and of course plenty of vendors including yours truly.  Everything you see in our Etsy Store will be available for purchase, including seals and sealing wax, buy on site to avoid paying shipping charges. Special deals are available for custom rings paid for at the show!

In addition to greenbacks and Island Hours, payment will also be accepted in junk silver. This is silver coin valued for its weight in silver, not for collectable or artistic value.  The easiest source for this is US dimes or quarters dated 1964 or earlier – they are solid 90% silver and have no copper colored stripe in the edge.

New Event: Harvest Moot

The Assembly of Capital Region Pagans will be hosting a Harvest Moot on September 29, 2012 at Peeble’s Island, and we’ve been promised a prime spot in the vendor area.  This is an open and public event, no admission fee, all are welcome.  This is a great opportunity for those unfamiliar with modern Pagan practice to learn about it or for the initiated to meet with others of like mind.  Other vendors will likely be similar to what you might expect at a Renaissance Faire.

Presentation was an outstanding success!

Normally 20 people would be a good turnout at a Long Island Consulting Network meeting – last night we had over 55, nearly ran out of chairs.  Sorry to the folks who showed up after we ran out of food!  I got many positive comments afterwards, about 20 people took business cards, and I’ve already got emails from people discussing possible business deals.

Watch the entire presentation on 3D Printing here…

Special thanks to John Dunn and Peter Buitenkant for their help and advice in setting this up!

Introduction to 3D Printing and Rapid Prototyping

I’ve been invited to give a presentation on the different methods available for rapid prototyping, along with their various strengths and weaknesses.  I’ve been promised that Shapeways will let us borrow some sample pieces to show off in addition to my own bag of tricks, I’m also trying to get a friend to bring his MakerBot so you can see a part grow before your eyes. Wax seals will also be available for immediate purchase – save on shipping!

Sign up and share on this Facebook Event!

Admission is free, includes pizza and soda.  Details below:

The IEEE Consultants Network of Long Island (LICN) is presenting a lecture titled:

Introduction to 3D Printing and Rapid Prototyping

Speaker:   Harry R. Burger

Wednesday July 11, 2012 at 7:00pm

This seminar is free and all are invited. Refreshments will be served at 6:30 pm.


“If you can imagine it, you can build it.” That is the promise of the newest breed of manufacturing technology.  Learn about the different processes that can produce nearly any shape you can think of as a single, solid piece, with no tooling.  Material options now include plaster, plastics, elastomers, paper, metals, glass, ceramic, sugar, and chocolate.

0.2 CEU Credits See Registration on-line

Who Should Attend?

Anyone who desires a better understanding of the issues underlying rapid prototyping and 3D printing

Speaker Bio:

Harry R. Burger is a design engineer and consultant from Huntington, NY.  He has a dual BS degree in Mechanical Engineering and Science and Technology Studies from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.  He is a member of Tau Beta Pi honor society and holds a patent for a point of purchase display.  More information is available at www.lightbringerdesigns.com


This lecture will be held at Briarcliffe College, The Great Room, 1055 Stewart Avenue, Bethpage, NY. See  http://www.licn.org/info/Directions2Briarcliffe.htm for a map and directions. The presentation will begin at 7:00 PM. Pizza will be served at 6:30 PM.


The presentation is open to the general public. Pre-registration is not required, but is requested if CEU credit is planned. Please send pre-registration e-mail to ambertec@ieee.org. There is no admission fee, but there is a $25 fee for CEU credit.

 For further information contact John Dunn at 516-378-0979.

The IEEE has been approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).  In obtaining this approval, the IEEE has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standards which are widely recognized as standards of good practice internationally. As a result of their Authorized Provider membership status, IEEE is authorized to offer IACET CEUS for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standards.”  IACET CEU Provider #1255

ICON Update

Dealer room hours have been posted for ICON:
Friday 5:30-10
Saturday 10-7
Sunday 10-5

ICON is a science fiction, science fact, fantasy, and gaming convention coming to SUNY Stonybrook March 30-April 1. There will be board, role playing, and live action games, panel discussions, movie viewings, parties and more, see full details at their website.

They have a massive dealer room every year with an assortment of geek and alternative culture merchandise that is tough to find anywhere else.  Think Renaissance Faire market, plus fan collectables, reproduction movie props, working model rockets, obscure books, scifi/fantasy artwork, anime, manga, handmade jewelry, and more, plus of course, yours truly.

This will be the first time Lightbringer Designs is available in person for you to handle our products and buy right away, along with the sealing wax you will need, courtesy of Atellier Gargoyle in San Francisco.

Long Island Pen Show

We’ve just learned of the dates for the Long Island Pen Show at the last minute – March 10-11 at Hofstra University.  This was an excellent show last year, with anything you could want in terms of pens, ink, and all things fine writing.  This was when Harry first got turned on to the idea of wax seals after a demonstration by Ian K.

Harry will be there Saturday – look for the logo on the case he’ll be carrying around.  Our first round of prototypes has just come in this week, so we’ll be able to demonstrate those.

For more info on the show, check out their website: http://www.lipenshow.com/