Bet you think you've logged onto the wrong site by mistake! Well you didnt. I have just been busy with an exceedingly weird commission... the most difficult brief EV-ER to be honest.
These cufflinks were made for doctors & surgeons in Blacrock Clinic to commemorate the first non-surgical aortic valve replacement in Ireland. Irish Times Article
(incase anyone's interested)
This was what I was working from...
I made 5 pairs and actually this picture doesn't do it justice as I did light colour pairs and dark colour pairs. This is a light color valve cufflink with a dark colour letter. The letters were all different pertaining to their surnames. The valve part is made from soft brass and the chicken-wire-outsidey-bit is an actual 'renal stent' that I got from a pharmaceutical company which was super handy as making that little intricate mesh was about to send me over the edge. It took a lot of designing but hopefully the end result is recognisable (to those in the know anyway). Weirdest brief yet thats for sure!!!