A number of months ago I was approached by a bride to be about creating cufflinks for her groom, the groomsmen and fathers of both the bride and groom. We chatted about creating something personal to the families, something that had a sentimental connection and that signified the union between the bride and groom. After some taught I developed the idea of using wood from both family homes or gardens. I was presented with a piece of wood of a fruit tree from one family and a piece from an oak tree from the other family. Once the wood had dried I cut slices off each log and glued them together with a narrow strip of ebony, the ebony helped to differentiate between the different layers giving an overall pinstripe look. The main body of the cufflink was fabricated with sterling silver to provide a protective bright silver frame around the wood. The contemporary simplicity of the cufflinks showcases the main story which is the combination of the two significant pieces of wood. I cherish working on bespoke commissions like this, there is a true sense of sentiment with items like these cufflinks. If you have a wedding and would also like bespoke cufflinks made don't hesitate in contacting me.