Here are 3 flourishes for your viewing pleasure. Each one is a detail shot taken from my Quaker Wedding Certificate shown in yesterday's post. I learned to make the top and bottom flourishes--or cartouches really--from Pat Blair. Pat is the head calligrapher at the White House, and she is an incredible calligrapher and a very, nice lady.
I based the flourish below on one I saw in The Universal Penman. I love that book! It is chock-full of beautiful, pointed pen examples.