These writing implements have been covered by me with polymer clay, in one of my signature millefiori designs.
The color and finish is inherent in the clay. No paints or sealers are used, so there is no possibility of chipping. After baking, the barrels are wet-sanded through several grits of sandpaper, and then buffed to a nice, soft, satiny shine. They are exceedingly smooth, and pleasant to touch.
If your pens and pencils are constantly going missing from your desk, consider one of these the solution to your problem. Nobody would dare make-off with such a unique specimen…
Plus, when the ink or lead runs out, you can replace it. The Twist Pens take Cross refills.