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.