As I comb the Earth looking for items that would translate well into cufflinks, I was staring at a wall, hoping for inspiration.
I found it! In the wall! Whoulda thunk? A cinderblock!
As I design more and more cufflinks, I find interesting quirks with different materials and what prints in which material. I typically like test printing in Polished Alumide as it is strong enough to test in a real world cufflink situation, has a cool finish, and costs a lot less than Stainless or the other metals. Also, rules for printing are a bit more strict, so if it prints in PA, I'm confident for Stainless.
But these cinderblocks happen to look INSANE AWESOME in polished alumide! A happy accident, as these were initially a test print, but they look super awesome in this material. I'm looking forward to seeing them in Stainless (any day now) but can't imagine them looking better than this. A great substiture for real concrete.