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Cufflinks with stainless steel bearings and a coloured resin centre that spin and spin and spin.
Cufflinks with stainless steel bearings and a coloured resin centre that spin and spin and spin.
71 backers pledged £2,090 to help bring this project to life.

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As someone who fidgets a lot, I find myself playing with pens, fidget cubes or my cufflinks during meetings - this gave me the idea for Spinning Steel, cufflinks that are actually designed to be fidgeted with!

Spinning Steel cuff links are made using stainless steel 626 bearings that are attached to either solid silver or silver plated cufflinks. The centres of the bearings are filled with a coloured resin and come in yellow, red, blue, orange, black, green, purple, white, turquoise, gold, silver and bronze.

Cufflinks with yellow epoxy centre
Cufflinks with yellow epoxy centre

The 626 bearings are 6mm deep, 19mm wide and the central hole is 6mm wide.

Cufflinks with red epoxy centre
Cufflinks with red epoxy centre

 

Cufflinks with blue epoxy centre
Cufflinks with blue epoxy centre

 

 

Cufflinks with orange epoxy centre
Cufflinks with orange epoxy centre

 

Black resin cufflinks
Black resin cufflinks

 

 

Cufflinks with green epoxy centre
Cufflinks with green epoxy centre

 

Cufflinks with purple epoxy centre
Cufflinks with purple epoxy centre

 

Cufflinks with white epoxy centre
Cufflinks with white epoxy centre

 

Cufflinks with turquoise epoxy centre
Cufflinks with turquoise epoxy centre

 

Cufflinks with silver epoxy centre
Cufflinks with silver epoxy centre

 

Cufflinks with gold epoxy centre
Cufflinks with gold epoxy centre

 

Cufflinks with bronze epoxy centre
Cufflinks with bronze epoxy centre

I am looking to raise funds in order to purchase higher quality bearings that will give a longer and smoother spin and to purchase a vacuum degassing machine that will improve the quality of the finish to the resin centre.

Should the project be a success then I will look at creating stretch goals such as additional colours and other types of bearings such as ceramic or hybrid. 

 

Risks and challenges

All parts of this project will be completed by myself, there are no outside companies involved other than those that I will purchase the basic materials and machinery from. Whilst this reduces the risk of manufacturing delays caused by external factors I can only create a limited number of items per day. This is why I have placed a limit on the number of items that will be shipped in November. Should these sell out I will look to add additional rewards but these will not ship until December.

The machinery needed to make the resin centres has already been sourced from multiple sources so should one company sell out I will be able to purchase from elsewhere, this will again reduce the risk of delays due to machinery not being available.

Whilst there may be potential risks that are perhaps unclear at this stage I believe I have covered all the risks I am aware of. Should issues arise that I cannot resolve, I have been making cufflinks for the past 7 years and have developed a wide range of contacts from manufacturing companies to other artists and designers that I will be able to call upon if needed.

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    1 set of Spinning Steel cufflinks

    Early backer special - One set of silver plated cufflinks with 626 stainless steel bearings with an epoxy resin coloured centre.

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    Silver plated Spinning Steel cufflinks

    One set of silver plated cufflinks with 626 stainless steel bearings and an epoxy resin coloured centre

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    Sterling Silver Spinning Steel Cufflinks

    One set of sterling silver cufflinks with 626 stainless steel bearings and an epoxy resin coloured centre

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    Pledge £140 or more About $183

    7 x plated Spinning Steel cufflinks

    7 sets of silver plated cufflinks with 626 stainless steel bearings and epoxy resin coloured centres, you can choose any of the 7 colours available.

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    12 x plated Spinning Steel cufflinks

    12 sets of silver plated cufflinks with 626 stainless steel bearings and epoxy resin coloured centres, one set in each of the 12 colours available.

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