The cuff links that came with my shirt came apart, so I needed a new pair, and I like the styling of the silk knot cuff link.
According to silkknots.com, silk knot cuff links are usually made out of a variation of turk’s head knots.
This 2-color one by Brooks Brothers is pretty cool:
Here’s my attempt at tying a turk’s head knot using rope and instructions from Troop 54.
Obviously I was just practicing the knot. This would be too big for a cuff link!
You can of course make cuff links out of anything! Hmmm… Maybe I can make a pair out of guitar picks!
And I LOVE novelty cuff links like this one sold by cufflinks.com:
I wouldn’t personally wear these “fun” ones myself. But hey, I wouldn’t mind being on the arm of a guy who wore this!
Next up in my random objects of fancy, Mom’s Craftsman edger/trimmer and seeing if I can fix it. I’m trying to avoid adding to our overflowing landfills. Plus, this edger is better than the one Mom bought to replace it! If I get it to work again, that is!
It shouldn’t be too hard, except the last time I checked, about a third of the major parts were discontinued! And when I checked just now, everything is discontinued!!! I’ll have to check again later… Or call Sears directly. But assuming I can find parts, this shouldn’t be harder than switching out the window motor of my car, right? We really do need to start thinking in a cradle-to-cradle way.