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January 2013 -
Barrett-Jackson
Auction Company
- Scottsdale, Arizona

Steven Shaver creates
car part cufflinks and
keychains to be sold
as promotional items
for Barrett-Jackson.



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Limited Edition Signature Car Part Jewelry - Cufflinks, Belt Buckles, Keychains and more
Engine wear as wearable art.

What customers are saying...

"When I saw the cuff links, I knew they were the perfect anniversary gift for my car-crazy boyfriend.  I've shown them to several people who all thought they were really smart, would go with most shirts/suits, and were a very unique gift. The quality appears top-notch and delivery only took about a week. Two enthusiastic thumbs up!" - A.Koblas

"He was speechless and thought they were so unique (BMW cufflinks). He said 'Best gift, hands down!' Thanks again!" - J. Goode

"These (cufflinks) are AMAZING! Another awesome piece by Steven!" - J. Shellan

"My husband’s a Detroit guy and his father used to crawl under the streetcars to get to work at the auto factory back in the days when the auto factories had schools in them...well before WWII.  I know he will treasure this buckle." - G. Finamore

Close up of salvaged car engine bearing shells repurposed for cufflinks and jewelry.  Artist Steven Shaver.  Copyright 2011.
Reclaimed engine piston rod bearing shells before becoming wearable art.

1940-1941 vintage (twill) fabric seat cover swatch from dealership catalog for GM cars and trucks before becoming wearable art.

The discovery process involves sifting through oil covered auto parts from engine shops to find distinctive, metal “piston and camshaft bearing shells” that once weathered the harsh elements inside engines.  It was by accident that I discovered these "gems" because I often search for larger car parts that have a sculptural shape. It would have been easy to overlook them at first glance because of their simple ring shape. Yet, upon wiping off the oil, the amazing metal surface is revealed...a palette of distressed patina resembling a landscape or terrain.  The original specs, logo and year that identify the car, origin and point in time are also stamped into the the worn metal.

In addition, I search for vintage automotive materials and emblems that were once part of the interior or exterior of vehicles or purchase or sales process such as sales brochures containing actual fabrics or paint chips that have a distinct look or material that defined the era of that period.


The artistic process
involves envisioning a new function for the worn out automotive bearing shells and transforming them into wearable cufflinks, key chains and belt buckles and incorporate other automotive objects such as fan belts, fabrics, paint chips, engine metal, emblems and automotive factory tags.  With the decline of the automotive industry and car capitols like Detroit
- where many of the parts and artifacts originated - the jewelry pieces become even more collectible, historic and valuable.
- Artist / Designer - Steven Shaver


Limited edition cufflinks, belt buckles, etc. made from original parts from Ferrari, Mercedes Benz, Audi, BMW, Chevy, Ford and more!
Wear a piece of your favorite car!  We carry cufflinks and other items made from parts of more cars than listed here.   Send us a request.

Our Ferrari car bearing cufflinks were featured in June edition of AutoWeek Magazine Father's Day Gift Guide!

Got questions?  Please contact Steven at (310) 707-8160 from 9-6 PST or email:  steven@stevenshaver.com.
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2012 .  Steven Shaver Designs.  All rights reserved.

Buckle made from Ford piston rod bearings with a vintage Ford factory employee badge.  Artist Steven Shaver.Cufflinks made from a 1940s GM fabric seat cover swatch.  Artist Steven Shaver.Men's cufflinks made from recycled Mercedes Benz piston rod bearings.  Artist Steven Shaver.Keychain made from a recycled BMW rod bearing piece.  Artist Steven Shaver. Cufflinks made from BMW catalogue paint chips.
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Car Part Cufflinks, Keychains and Belt Buckles and Bracelets
Car parts, materials and vintage factory artifacts become wearable automotive art with a story to tell.
Each item is one-of-a-kind and will vary.  Gift box and certificate of authenticity included.

For purchasing please contact Steven at (310) 707-8160 from 9-6 PST or email: 
steven@stevenshaver.com.

Car Bearing Cufflinks
308 Ferrari
®
Piston rod bearing pieces with
stamped part #'s and engine wear.
Curved backing follows shape of part.
Cufflink gift box and certificate included.

Men's cufflinks made from recycled Ferrari 308 auto piston rod bearings.  Artist Steven Shaver.
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$250.00

 Car Bearing Cufflinks
Chevy with GM® letters
Piston rod bearing pieces with
patina, stamped logo and part #'s.
Curved backing follows shape of part.
Cufflink gift box and certificate included.
Automotive cufflinks made from recycled Chevy piston bearings.  Artist Steven Shaver.
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$95.00

Car Bearing Cufflinks
80's BMW®
Piston rod bearing pieces with
stamped logo, part #s and patina.
Curved backing follows shape of part.
Cufflink gift box and certificate included.

click to enlarge
$155.00

Car Bearing Cufflinks
Mercedes Benz®
Piston rod bearing pieces with
stamped logo, part #s, and patina.
Curved backing follows shape of part.
Cufflink gift box and certificate included.
Men's cufflinks made from recycled Mercedes Benz auto piston rod bearings.  Artist Steven Shaver.

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$155.00

Car Bearing Bracelet
vintage Ford FOMOCO®
Camshaft bearing part with
patina, stamped FoMoCo logo
and part #'s.  Bendable so one
size fits most.  Clear lacquer.
Men's and women's bracelet made from recycled Ford engine beaing.  Artist Steven Shaver.
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$75.00

Car Fabric Swatch Cufflinks
1940-41 GM® cars and trucks
Seat cover fabric (twill) swatch pieces
from dealership catalog encased in
round silver cufflinks and clear lens.
Cufflink gift box and certificate included.
Cufflinks made from a 1940s GM fabric seat cover swatch.  Artist Steven Shaver.
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$125.00

Car Bearing Cufflinks
Audi®
Piston rod bearing pieces with
stamped logo, part #s and patina.
Curved backing follows shape of part.
Cufflink gift box and certificate included.

click to enlarge
$155.00

Car Bearing Keychain
BMW®
Piston rod bearing piece with
stamped logo, part #s and patina.
Back lined with soft black velvet.
Gift box and certificate included.
Keychain made from a recycled BMW rod bearing piece.  Artist Steven Shaver.  Copyright 2012.

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$75.00

Car Paint Chip Cufflinks
2001 BMW®
Dealership catalog paint chip
pieces cut and encased in round
silver cufflinks and clear lens.
Cufflink gift box and certificate included.

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$125.00


 

 



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