I find it challenging to decide what to make for men. For women, I have loads of ideas but with men I'm a bit stumped. However I'd set myself the challenge of a handmade Christmas so I needed to get thinking. (Sorry, yes I know it is now February - it has taken me a while to show you these).
First up, I made some cuff links for my brother. I really enjoyed the challenge of making these - getting them identical (well almost!) and soldering lots of pieces of wire in close proximity (i.e. making sure I didn't melt things I didn't intend to!). I've also used resin and mica for some colour and subtle shine.
My Dad is a keen golfer - I am not! So I had a search online for some ideas of what to make. When I started making his present I thought I was making a golf marker. However when I'd almost finished someone let me know that I'd actually made a divot repairer - who knew?! I quickly decided to add some wire as a bit more reinforcement. Fortunately, Dad seemed to know what to do with it!