This was a lovely commission to take on as I was sent a hefty chunk of copper cut from a decommissioned still at Tomintoul Distillery to work with. I was asked if I could make a set of cufflinks for a very special anniversary. The first stage in making Tomintoul Whisky begins with malting barley. I was inspired by the photographs they’d sent me of the making process and created a bespoke metal stamp in the shape of a grain of barley. The surface of the copper was stamped repeatedly before I pierced out the shape of the two final cufflinks. The edges were smoothed and polished and a set of my own handcrafted sterling silver cufflink stoppers were soldering onto the back of each. The cufflinks were then oxidised and polished back to reveal the random barley pattern.