Cuff Links

I recently purchased 20 pairs of cuff link blanks.

The goal here is to craft these little guys into epic emblems of individuality – little accents of irreverence to be worn by an otherwise tied, pressed, and primmed Mike D.  The three pairs that I already own are:  Rockstar insignia, Scrabble Pieces, and Veloceraptors (link to pics).  The top of my new blanks are 10mm in diameter, so I have plenty of room to glue fun tops that surpass the awesomeness of my purchased french cuff frills.

Example Cuff Link Blank

With the help of a few friends, I’ve come up with the following ideas:

Tiny cupcakes
Guitar Picks
Tiny Battle Star Galactica Raptors (spaceships)
Circuit boards
Tiny Nintendo Controllers
Typewriter letters
Tiny gears and/or mechanical linkages

Do you have any recommendations?

11 thoughts on “Cuff Links

  • 7/23/2010 at 10:39 am

    A Small image of an Ocelot.

    the Greek Letters for APO

    Xwing on one, Tie fighter on another

    2 pennies, both from teh year of your birth,
    preferably after a good polishing

    something to do with Roller Derby

    Something for Rock climbing

    a small image of Mayo

    Pic of jpabad on one, me on another

    Half of Sander on one, the other half on another (due to his large size)

    Master Chief’s Helmet

    Small Steaks and/or bacon pieces

    Something to do with your IQP and MQP locations

    Thats just off the top of my head

      • 7/23/2010 at 11:12 am

        How about just two granite rocks for climbing(granite somehow seems like a good climbing rock).

  • 7/23/2010 at 2:44 pm

    individual planets or model solar system
    atomic orbitals
    vinyl albums
    your fav cd labels
    functional timepiece/compass/thermometer/etc.
    autobots/decepticons symbols
    sweet magnets
    giant robots smashing into other giant robots logo
    minesweeper mines
    magic eye picture (good luck making that work)

    • 7/23/2010 at 2:45 pm

      Was there a GRSIOGR logo?

      These are good ideas. Individual planets would be especially sweet I think!

      • 7/23/2010 at 2:58 pm

        Jesse informs me that yes. There is such a logo. he has provided it:


  • 7/23/2010 at 4:05 pm

    I totally meant the Battlestar Galactica Viper by the way. not the raptor.

  • 7/25/2010 at 11:53 am

    Not something that you should make, but a way that you could carve it:

    scratch in your design with a sharp pointy piece of metal. Then rub Silver Black into the entire front of the cufflink, then polish it off. Scrimshaw!!

  • 7/29/2010 at 9:48 am

    3-D Diamonds carved into the metal. Imagine how classy you’ll feel…


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