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Jeweller creates Monty Python cufflinks

A NORTH East jeweller has secured his strangest commission to date after creating a pair of cufflinks depicting Monty Python’s Ministry of Silly Walks.

Mobeus Jewellers has crafted a reputation for designing and making unique wedding and engagement rings or intricate items of jewellery.

But when an eccentric American got in touch asking for something flamboyant, owner Mark Lloyd knew he had a challenge on his hands.

He explained: “We were put in touch with this guy called Carl in New York through one of our suppliers in the United States. He writes a fashion and style blog and wanted a piece of jewellery that was truly unique that nobody else in the world would have.

“We struck up a bit of an online friendship and realised we were both big Monty Python fans and before long we decided to make some cufflinks, depicting the Ministry of Silly Walks sketch.

“It’s taken a while to put together and it has been a challenge, particularly because the cufflinks have movable parts, but Carl is absolutely delighted with the result.”

The cufflinks depict three ‘silly walks’ from the Monty Python sketch made famous by John Cleese. They are clasped at the back by a tiny 16 ton weight, which also features in several Monty Python sketches.

Mark and his team at Mobeus have often been commissioned to produce unique items of jewellery for customers, particularly as they have the skills and equipment to create works with moveable parts.

One of Mark’s most beautiful artworks is a mechanical silver lily, is displayed in the Bowes Museum close to the world famous Silver Swan.

He added: “The Monty Python cufflinks have been a real challenge, particularly in getting the rivets and the moving parts right. It’s been a learning process for me but something I have thoroughly enjoyed and it’s great to know that we have made something that there is only one of in the whole world.”

Carl, whose blog is at, added: “The subject matter was my idea but Mark, with his ability to think outside the box, came up with a truly unique design and he executed it flawlessly. I wish you could see the plans for our next collaboration which will be a lot naughtier and just as mad.”

Watch a video of Mark making the Monty Python cufflinks at Mobeus’ You Tube channel at

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