So to get started, this is how to make the backings.
Step 1: Rivets repurposed
Now that we know how to make the backings, lets move on to the business side of the cuff links.
Step 2: One likes Rasta music
I made these cuff links by taking wire and shaping a square and a spiral. I then soldered them onto a piece of sheet metal. Next I filed the wire flat and polished it. I filled the recesses with polymer clay the same colors as Rasta and baked it in the oven.
Step 3: Another likes his Corvette
I cut a Chevy symbol out of brass and chamfered the edges with a file. I then soldered it on to a piece of sheet metal, cut out the excess and continued to file in the Chevy shape.
Step 4: Another likes Dasani Water
This I made by turning a bolt in my drill press and filing until it looked like a bottle. I used a printed bottle for size reference. After I polished it I printed out the label on photo paper and super glued it on. I used an engraver to texture the cap.