Cross Stitch Cufflinks

As the Lord of cross stitch, its no wonder I wear cufflinks, but I feel all the manbroiderers and partners of cross stitchers should hold up the flag more often! Cufflinks are a great way to do this, but also pose quite a challenge to make in themselves.

The first pair featuring characters from the Cave Story video game, are fantastic examples of super tiny cross stitching; these are 42 count! By Benjibot
cave story cross stitch cufflinks by benjibot
Alternatively you could lower the count and make something like these awesome Just Dance cross stitch cufflinks to show off that you can break into spontanious dance moves as soon as the suit is off.

If video games aren’t your thing, you can always use them to monogram your shirts on the cheap. These linen based cross stitch cufflinks ooze class.

Or, if you want hard wearing, how about resin filling a pair, like these from craftster?
pacman cross stitch cufflinks

Colour Changing Tie Clips

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Title: Colour Changing Tie Clips
Date Completed: March 2015
Design: Lord Libidan
 
Following my last contemporary tie clips, I’ve seen a lot of colours tie bars in GQ, and mens’s magazines. Well, I wanted in. As a result I’ve designed and printed a two part tie bar that you can change the top of in under 5 seconds, this means you get get 9 coloured tie clips the price of a plain metal one. You can pick them up on my shapeways shop.
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These worked so well that I used my knowledge from creating my 3D printed button cufflinks to create some color changing cufflinks in the same style too.

Last Of Us Cross Stitch Watch

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Title: Last Of Us Watch
Date Completed: December 2014
Design: Lord Libidan
Count: 18
Canvas: Black
Colours: 5
Video Game: The Last Of Us

I used to have a 360, so never got to play The Last Of Us, however when I got my new PS4, it came with it in all its remastered glory. My play through just so happened to co-inside with a Sprite Stitch challenge of ‘wearables’. Who was I to say no?
This is the non-broken version, however you can find the other one here.

Last Of Us Broken Cross Stitch Watch

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Title: Broken Last Of Us Watch
Date Completed: December 2014
Design: Lord Libidan
Count: 18
Canvas: Black
Colours: 5
Video Game: The Last Of Us

I used to have a 360, so never got to play The Last Of Us, however when I got my new PS4, it came with it in all its remastered glory. My play through just so happened to co-inside with a Sprite Stitch challenge of ‘wearables’. Who was I to say no?
This is the broken version, however you can find the other one here.

3D Printed Button Cufflinks

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Title: Button Cross Stitch Cufflinks
Date Completed: July 2014
Design: Lord Libidan
 
A combination of things led me to this point. After the Adventure Time pendants, the fifth element key and tie bars I finally feel I’ve got to grips with 3D printing. My end goal finally complete, I decided to start my project goal; a pair of daily cufflinks that would last.
 
I don’t mind saying that designing these didn’t go smoothly, in fact there were more than a few issues. I had to get them replaced twice as the shells weren’t closed (my fault) and once due to faulty printing, however eventually they were finished.
As for the design, I knew I wanted to make a pair of cufflinks that reflected my cross stitch routes, whilst still being professional as possible. I had seen some button cufflinks made by Links of London a few years back, and whilst the stitching was also metal, I decided this would be a great little nod to cross stitch. I made them in high polished nickel steel and then used embroidery thread to create the center cross.
 
Update: 4 years after first creating these button cufflinks I’m glad to say that not only do I still use them, but out of the 20 pairs I have, they’re still my favorite. I’ve sold quite a few on my store, I’ve been complimented on them, and recently someone saw them and I got a 3D printing commission as a result.
 
Whilst you can no longer buy this pair, you can see lots of other cufflinks I’ve created at my shapeways store.
 
I also created some color changing tie bars, which I use on a daily basis too!

3D Printed Contemporary Tie Bar

Title: Open Hole Tie Clips
Date Completed: July 2014
Design: Lord Libidan
 
Due to a breakage I recently needed to make a new order at shapeways to print off a new base for my fifth element key. I used the excuse to make a couple of tie clips as I had planned to create some work jewelery following my Adventure Time golden sword pendant. Both of them were based on the idea of seeing the tie through the clip, whilst still being a feature themselves, and so they feature modern cut aways to give that appearance.
Whilst they looked good, and work well, the designs didn’t sit right with the ties I had and so I never printed them in polished nickel steel like my 3D printed button cufflinks.
 
If you want you can buy these tie bars, and a series of other tie clips and cufflinks from my Shapeways store!
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Not truly happy with the style, I revisited these tie clips and created some new color changing tie bars.

Adventure Time Demon Sword Keyring

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Title: Finn’s Adventure Time Demon Sword
Date Completed: June 2014
Design: Lord Libidan
Show: Adventure Time
 
I always loved the idea of 3D printing, and I was given time on a 3D printer recently where I created some dice. However I wasn’t too bothered with dice, and in my mind, if you’re going to 3D print, make something you don’t normally see.
I’d be watching a lot of Adventure Time rencently, and as I was creating a golden adventure time sword for a Sprite Stitch gift swap I relised the red plastic would go perfectly for a Demon Sword.
 
You can buy a copy of oen of these on my shapeways store!

Adventure Time Golden Finn’s Sword Pendant

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Title: Finn’s Adventure Time Golden Sword
Date Completed: June 2014
Design: Lord Libidan
Show: Adventure Time
 
This was made as the main gift of the SpriteStitch mini swap 2014 for my partner.
She mentioned how she liked Adventure Time, and that as a girl, she’d received very male gifts in the past. So I decided to create a girly gift, that was also Adventure Time based. After some initial planning I decided to create a pendant, and tried to work out how best to make it.
 
I recently played around with 3D printing and decided to create it, using cast metal by that method. Its gold plated brass, and about 2 inches long.
You can now pick one of these up on my shapeways store.
 
I also created a 3D printed Adventure Time demon sword to go along with this in the gift.

Working Minecraft Watch

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Title: Minecraft Watch
Date Completed: March 2014
Design: Lord Libidan
Video Game: Minecraft
 
Whilst working on my custom handmade lightsaber I was playing Minecraft, and I just couldn’t get the idea of making a prop for it out of my head. As time went on, this project started forming a bit better, and thanks to reusing some pain from the lightsaber I created this minecraft watch.
 
Its a working replica prop of the minecraft watch which moves one whole spin every day. In order to get it to work I had to slow down a watch (so it only span once every 24 hours), and then replaced the hour hand with a full dial. I covered this dial in a slightly curvier version of the minecraft dial (taken from the ingame resources), and pained over the glass front to replicate the style of the game one.
 
I’m a big fan of watches, and always love seeing them in games, and so I had intended to also make a cross stitch version of the minecraft watch (I even looked at how to make this a working watch), but I FINALLY got around to playing the Last Of Us, and instead created a Last Of Us cross stitch watch.