What happened to cuff links?

I have a couple of nice French cuff shirts, but no cuff links! While in town one day I looked in several stores and couldn’t find any cuff links. Finally, in a swanky men’s store in the Mall, they had exactly one pair, priced at $25.00. I found this too much—and I didn’t even like them!

I decided right then to try and make my own. I got on ebay and looked up “cuff link findings”. I found one store that had exactly what I was looking for. I bought several pair.

Making the links was simple. I have quite a collection of things I have saved over the years, like stones, old coins, etc. With a  little dab of epoxy on the mounting surfaces of the links, I could mount anything. That is, anything I had enough of to make a pair of about the same size. 

To show these to you, I mounted them on a block of white Styrofoam I found out in the garage. This way, one picture does the job nicely. Here it is. IMG_1630

George and his wife, Marie, sailed professionally, chartering boats in the Bahamas, then in the Virgin Islands. They then leased an uninhabited island, Little Thatch, in the British Virgin Islands, and turned it into a small hotel. After six years, they left the island and bought a lovely beachfront property on Jost Van Dyke (BVI) where they built Sandcastle Hotel and the original Soggy Dollar Bar. George is now the author of Incredible Virgin Island Adventure: A True Story.

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