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Button Cuff Links

Martha Stewart Weddings, January Winter 2002

Use new or vintage buttons to craft cuff links for the groom or ushers to wear at the wedding. Begin with four shank-backed buttons -- borrowed, perhaps, from a grandfather's wedding coat or grandmother's gloves. You'll also need two eye pins per set. Clip the looped end off an eye pin using wire cutters. Bend one end into a hook wide enough to slip into a button's shank and long enough to be folded down into a loop without pinching the button. Bend opposite end in opposite direction to form S shape; cut away excess. Slip buttons onto hooks, and squeeze wire ends down to close. Repeat with other two buttons to make second cuff link.