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How to make coin cufflinks
Cufflinks are wonderful little things to fasten a cuff. If your shirt allows for their use, why not use a pair of unique and quirky cufflinks, made with coins? Better yet, use coins from abroad as a constant reminder of your travels!
- Two coins (small ones)
- Two small buttons (make sure these fit through your cuff relatively easily)
The kit you'll need!
The small white 'cufflinks' at the bottom were the cheap ones that came with my shirt, and were the inspiration for this little project!
Roll two pea sized balls of Sugru.
Press the pea-sized Sugru onto your coin, and with your fingers, form it into a cone shape. Whilst you're pressing, avoid pressing the Sugru over the edge of the coin, as that will show up when you're wearing the cufflinks!
You'll need to create the centre shaft. I found it quite hard to roll the Sugru between two fingers to create a shaft so I used a small screwdriver to help me gather the Sugru into a shaft.
After gathering the Sugru for the shaft, I used my fingers to roll the shaft and make it smooth & centred.
This is the tricky bit - press the button (face up) onto the shaft, and then ensure as much of the back of the button is covered in Sugru.
You should end up with a lopsided dumbell shape when you're done.
Repeat steps 3-6 for your other cufflink.
Then leave to dry for 24 hours.
Wear your new cufflinks with pride!