Silver Nissan 350Z cufflinks with moving gold wheels.
What’s the story?
Made as a gift for a man who loved his car…possibly too much.
You can have it in other metals if you like.
And the price…
These take forever to make. They are a real fiddle as the wing mirrors have to be made individually by hand and soldered on neatly. They measure about 1mm! All in all, to make the cufflinks is about 2 hours work start to finish.
Nissan 350Z silver and gold cufflinks
According to Wikipedia…
“The Nissan 350Z is a two seat sports car that was manufactured by Nissan Motor Co, LTD.
The 350Z is the fifth generation of Nissan’s Z-car line, originally introduced in 1969 (as a 1970 model year) as the Datsun 240Z. The 350Z entered production in late 2002 and was sold and marketed as a 2003 model. It was available in several trim packages and is sold as both a coupé and roadster before being succeeded by the 370Z for the 2009 model year.”
It’s a car that seems to arouse strong passions as I’ve now made three sets of these cufflinks on behalf of women who love their men who love their cars.
The problem with this kind of job is that the initial work in making the first one as a model takes for ever. Once that’s done then the thing can be moulded and duplicates cast. This cuts down the production time by a good deal but it’s still a long and labourious process to clean them up and polish them without loosing the detail. And then there’s the tiny wing mirrors to be made and soldered on…
All in all it’s a long process and I’ve not yet recouped the costs of my initial investment, so I need a few more of you devoted women to purchase a gift for the man you love so that he can look natty as he hurtles down the motorway in his shiny wheel-box.