I got a request this last week of making a pair of cufflinks for a dad’s birthday gift, inspired in their 1 month old baby.
After several sketches, going through initials, silhouettes, shapes, some designs I had already made etc…
I suggested we could use his little foot, ..
And so it began:
First she sent me a photo and with the help of photoshop I did some arrangements to get it to a proper size to fit one of the cufflinks:
I printed a couple, and my bench was filled with adorable chubby little feet
Time to cut away with a jeweler’s saw.
She decided on a triangular shape and to have his initials engraved, I didn’t take photos of the rest of the process, because I was too busy finishing them
Here is the result!
They are sober enough to be worn to work, but works as the sweetest reminder.
These are exactly the kind of custom orders I like to make, something to hold a memory, this time of how sweet and miraculous a new life is.