Thunder Bird Cufflinks

Jerry Moran's ultra-light cufflinks are crafted from salvaged aircraft aluminum.
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Jerry Moran

$62.00

Jerry Moran created by

Jerry Moran

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From agile Spitfires to formidable Flying Fortresses, the history of aluminum-clad aircraft is one of extraordinary engineering and death-defying feats of flight. Inspired by this history, Jerry Moran crafts ultra-light cufflinks from new and salvaged aircraft aluminum, rivets, and other material. Cut with a water jet, polished through a five-day process, and plated in sterling silver, each pair celebrates the industrial beauty of the materials that transformed the field of flight. Inspired by vintage "Thunderbird" aircraft nose art, this pair reflects an abstracted bird, punctuated by an original rivet. They make a spiffy gift for any guy who likes to look sharp (but would really rather be wearing a bomber jacket). Handmade in Colorado.

Visit the blog to learn more about Jerry, from how he got started to where he turns for inspiration, with a bit of rugby-player wisdom thrown in.

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Made in Colorado

Jerry Moran

created by

Jerry Moran

location

Colorado

“You have to be able to see not only what is, but what could be.”

Jerry Moran describes himself as an "ordinary guy," but his adventures are anything but ordinary. A former Marine, Jerry spent his career building, refurbishing, and repurposing both commercial and military aircraft. This work has included being part of a project team that salvaged a 727 out of a South American jungle and refurbishing a C-199 that was used in the 2004 film Flight of the Phoenix. But after a visit to the Davis-Monthan Air Force boneyard in Tucson, Arizona, Jerry started to think outside the box. He had always been able to manipulate aircraft aluminum to any specification, so he decided to try making it into unique jewelry and accessories, taking materials that no longer had a purpose and giving them a new history.

Visit the blog to learn more about Jerry, from how he got started to where he turns for inspiration, with a bit of rugby-player wisdom thrown in.

Handmade Recycled Made in the USA
Made from
hematite, sterling silver plated, salvaged aircraft aluminum, Certified aircraft rivets
Measurements
1" Dia
Ingredients
Care
Polish silver with polishing cloth.
Item ID
46355

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