Sam and I turned three mini stylus pens as gifts for his guitar teacher, voice teacher, and band coach. They all have iPads that they use for teaching, so it seemed like a good gift to give them.
These pen kits, from Penn State, are very easy to turn. Each kit takes a single blank only 2-3/8″ long. We actually turned two at once. They are also very easy to assemble, only taking a minute or so each.
We made one out of bocote with gold, one redheart with chrome, and one ebony with gun metal.