Bespoke Soap & Whimsical Pens
Thirteen-year-old artist and entrepreneur Fenley has grown up frequenting antique shops and flea markets, and has learned the art of scouting for unique artifacts that he can repurpose into products that are both useful and beautiful. An avid traveler, he draws inspiration from places he visits around the world.
His glycerin soaps are formed in antique Jello molds and Madeleine cake tins from France. Fenley mixes colors and infuses delightful smelling essential oils to create soaps that have been described by customers as "colorful gumdrop explosions" and "bits of stained glass."
His hand-sculpted polymer clay pens are crafted using colorful clay,wrapped around a refillable pen,baked,and coated with glaze. Each design is unique and the swirling, whimsical patterns are reminiscent of the marbled paper made famous in Florence, Italy.
Since 2015, Fen has been selling his creations at local artists' and farmers' markets. He has also made custom orders for holiday parties, bridal showers, and corporate events. He has won awards for "Best Business", "Best Presentation" and "Best Sales Pitch" in his age category at young entrepreneurs fairs in Washington, DC and Maryland in 2016, 2017 & 2019.