These new cufflinks are on show at the Dazzle Oxo Tower Christmas exhibition and have now also been added to our website.
These new “Face” cufflinks are great fun and we are having a wonderful time developing ideas for them, as you can see below.
Although we like our little bald-headed cufflinks, we thought that they would look even more charismatic with hair. This also fits in with the tribal look of African masks that we had seen in various ethnographic museums, which originally inspired the cufflinks.
Getting the right kind of hair is proving to be a challenge. We have tried different materials including fur, which looked wonderful but fuzzed up very quickly. Silicon rubber strands were interesting, as they are available in all kinds of wonderful colours but these broke if stretched too much. We have finally settled on wild boar hair. It is tough and rigid enough to be practical, it is not too bristly and it doesn’t fuzz up.
Unfortunately, they have had to have a trim. Although we really love the long-haired version, they would be very impractical to wear as cufflinks, so it was time for the chop! We are coming up with other ideas for using the long-haired version though. One includes John’s idea for a little kinetic art figure so watch this space.
John is now wearing the cufflinks to test them out before we let them loose in to the world.
We love the simplicity of these cufflinks and because of their simple design, the opal triplet stones are shown off at their best. On our website there is also the option to choose from eleven other different stones.
We occasionally get asked to make matching His & Her jewellery, especially for weddings, so we thought that matching earrings would perfectly complement the 6mm cabochon cufflinks.
As with the matching cufflinks these earrings can be made with other choices of stones, including amethyst, amber, pink corundum, other colours of opal and more. For a full list please check out our website.