A Design a Day – Day 205

Today’s design is one I did for one of my most faithful and supportive clients.    Glenda is a colleague and friend at the Milwaukee Symphony.  She was also one of the first people to commission me to make something for her when I was just starting out in business.  She has been a faithful repeat customer, so when she approached me with a cuff link project for her husband’s birthday, I was more than happy to be involved.

Glenda and Gary (both terrific musicians) own and run Greenhoe Trombones, a premier manufacturer of trombones and trombone components.  To celebrate Gary’s birthday, Glenda wanted me to design 14K yellow gold cuff links around their company’s logo.  The elegant double-G logo is perfect just as it is, so I came up with the following rough CAD rendering to convey my idea for the cuff link tops:

CAD Preliminary Rendering for Logo Cuff Links by Joana Miranda

Upon discussion of the type of cuff link backs, overall sizing and receiving Glenda’s approval, the final CAD was reached:

CAD Final Rendering for Logo Cuff Links

The finished cuff links came out beautifully!  And, for my reader’s benefit, I tried to photograph them in exactly the same position as the CAD rendering:

14K Yellow Gold Logo Cuff Links Designed and Photographed by Joana Miranda

The cuff links are high polished with a recessed bead-blasted finish…

golden treasures for a golden couple!

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2 responses to “A Design a Day – Day 205

  1. Hi Joana,
    Thank you for very kind words all around. The cuff links could not be more beautiful…beyond all expectations. Gary was shocked and thrilled. I can’t wait for our next jewelry project together.
    Warm Regards,
    Glenda

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