Bespoke | Gaupe Inspired Cufflinks
Posted on May 30 2018
Bespoke Jewelry Project
Every year, I commission a pair of cufflinks with a bespoke jewelry designer, which are both distinctive and exclusive — one of a kind. Since 2013, the theme has been uncommon Norwegian wildlife. Fast forwarding to 2016, we chose the Gaupe, symbolizing vision, insight, forward thinking. Furthermore, this silent but sturdy creature, stalking the Norwegian wilderness at night, is seen as the guardian of secrets and mystery in mythology.
Every jewelry commission starts with a drawing. However, that is the most difficult aspect of the project: capturing and freezing thoughts, perception, and perspective into a single coherent expression. As it turned out, finding the artist was not as difficult as first thought. Adrienne Seet, filmmaker, writer, and my friend turned out to be a talented sketch artist. Even better, she possesses an innate talent for drawing animals. On the first go, she drew, by hand, the image below:
Sketch by Adrienne Seet
That was converted to a wax mold, using 3D printing:
Wax form by IStudioJewels.com
The finished product turned out to be nothing short of remarkable, further inspiring our choice for brand identity.
If you are interested in custom cufflinks, expressing your interests, character, and personality, please contact us and we will get you in touch with a bespoke jewelry designer in Norway.