We were asked by Kew to create exclusive cufflinks for their gift shop using wood reclaimed from their gardens. We received the wood from the gardeners back in August last year. It was from a Parotia persica tree which had been newly felled so needed to be dried for some time before we could use it. The wood was slowly kiln dried for 8 months before it was carefully cut into very thin pieces and sanded ready for use. The wood was then laser cut into small discs and handmade into rhodium plated cufflinks. Wood is a fantastic material to work with and each pair is totally unique in grain and appearance.
Here are some photos of our visit to Kew:
From top left: The Waterlily House // Victoria Plaza entrance of the gardens // The Palm House // The Princess of Wales Conservatory
From top left: Parrotia Persica tree // Kew gift shop // Our cufflinks on display in the gift shop // Our exclusive Kew wood cufflinks
Interested in getting yourself a pair of Kew cufflinks? You can buy them in the online gift shop now!
For more information about visiting Kew Gardens, entry prices and opening times visit the website here.