Sometimes you need something really out of the ordinary. So far out that the only way to get there is to have it custom made!
These cufflinks were a commission for a client who wanted his school crest executed as a cufflink design. I took the artwork and I made a custom stamp which I used to create a bas-relief design to metal clay. Then the cufflink blanks were dried, sanded and shaped, fired at very high temp in a kiln (where the metal particles in the clay fused into solid bronze.
Solid bronze cufflink backs were soldered (not glued) to the cufflink face. The set was then tumbler and hand polished, oxidized to bring out the design and texture of the bronze, then hand polished again and protected with a tarnish retarding coat of Renaissance wax.
The stamp making process requires black and white line art in order to create the stamp. Because of the nature of metal clay and the stamp making process, I probably won't be able to reproduce a highly detailed motif with hair thin lines all through it, or one with lots of shades of grey ...but there is a whole lot I CAN do. Contact me and I will be glad to take a look at your proposed design and see how we can make it work. The cost for art and stamp making runs from about 50 to 150 dollars depending on how much adaptation needs to be made. In addition, I can make you a lovely key fob in solid bronze (65.00) or sterling silver (175.00)from the same stamp! https://www.custommade.com/solid-bronze-monogrammed-keychain-fob-with-solid-b/by/jennybuttons/
These are wonderful for men or women of any age. They would also make a terrific groomsman's gift for your wedding party. Or a special gift to the lucky groom himself.
(and because bronze is the traditional material for eighth anniversary gifts, they would make a wonderful surprise for your sweetie eight years later if he didn't get a pair to wear your wedding )
IF YOU WOULD LIKE INITIALS OR A DATE ON THE BACK, THAT IS AVAILABLE AS AN OPTION (20.00 ADDITIONAL). SEE LAST PHOTO.