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Celebrating The Original

   winesap1.jpg Apple Pencil   

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1. An instrument for writing or drawing, consisting of a thin stick of graphite or a similar substance enclosed in a long thin piece of wood or fixed in a metal or plastic case that you use by pressing the black or colored part in its center against paper or some other surface and make a black or colored mark.


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Actual size of single graphite pencil in clear case is 7" long.  Actual size of single graphite pencil, mixed colors in bundle or tin is 5" long. 

 winesap1.jpgApple Pencil™  is packaged in a clear case or bundles and old fashioned tins with 7 mixed colors.  Single graphites are also available! 



 Twig Pencils  

are handmade from kiln-dried twigs from Winesap apple trees and limited editions of other sustainable resources. Our graphite and colored pencils make wonderful creative writing & drawing tools for children and adults. 

  Twig Pencils™  are excellent for use with paper, coloring book, notebook, pad, sketchbook, or tablet. They have been handcrafted and madeinusa.jpg since 1990.



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Paper Pencil Collection™ 

featuring the original Dictionary Pencil™ are handcrafted from the pages of vintage books.







 Twig Pencils   Retail Shop


applelampno6.jpg The winesap1.jpgApple Lamp  for the table & floor and Apple Twig Furniture, all handcrafted from Winesap apple tree and desert chaparral woods & recycled materials shall be available this Spring 2017. The new product line will include one of a kind benches, lamps, and other furnishings. 



Approximately 2 billion pencils are used in the U.S. each year. That represents about 82,000 trees cut for pencils, as each tree makes approximately 170,000 pencils. 

No trees are cut down to make   Twig Pencils