Space Invader Cufflinks by Melinda Mulcahy
As featured in STUFF magazine, January 2012.
The memory of Space Invaders makes me giggle. I remember when I saw my first video game in the 70's on a table top!
I love hand scultping these tactile men's gifts! Solid and weighty, almost like a nugget of silver. Some may have little imperfections to remind you of it's handmade nature, not mass produced like the computer image, and these only add to the handcrafted uniqueness and charm, a guarantee no two are exactly the same.
Creating anything in PMC .999 Fine Silver is a lengthy process over several days and lots of hand's on elbow grease! Each piece is hand sculptured, individually shaped and stamped with two different Space Invaders images, fired in a kiln for several hours, sanded and tumbled for strength, and oxidized to highlight this quirky design. I then solder the cufflinks and finally polish them over to enrich the patina.
Each disc measures approx 1.8cm in diametre with quality easy to use cufflink mechanism.
All creations are handmade exclusively by Melinda Mulcahy in South Wales and carefully packaged and presented in the brown packaging with ribbon you see in the pictures. Gift tags are free of change on request.