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Hand cut Jenny Wren Farthing coin pendant necklace made in the Hg workshop
Hand cut Jenny Wren Farthing coin pendant necklace made in the Hg workshop
Hand cut Jenny Wren Farthing coin pendant made in the Hg workshop
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handmade, upcycled, ethical contemporary jewellery


Ethical Jewellery Designer


Recycled Farthing coin
A farthing (derived from the Anglo-Saxon feorthing, a fourthling or fourth part) was a coin of England, Great Britain, and finally of the United Kingdom, worth one quarter of a penny, 1/960th of a pound sterling. Such coins were first minted in England in the 13th century, and continued to be used until 31 December 1960, when they ceased to be legal tender.

Most wrens are small and rather inconspicuous birds, except for their loud and often complex songs. Quite symbolic ! This lovely little coin looks even prettier when it has been hand cut, filed and polished. An old farthing coin given a fantastic new life as a pendant. A lovely, original pendant with a fantastic history and symbolism

Size : diameter 20 mm

Customer Reviews

excellent service Review by gaynor
Posted on 19/03/2018
the necklace was a present for my sister and she loves it thank you
Jenny wren Review by gaynor
Posted on 19/02/2018
The necklace was for my little sis jenny hence the wren it was greatfully recived
Perfect Review by Jane
Posted on 09/01/2018
As my farthing coin is from my year of birth it is particularly special. A great little necklace that I wear most of the time.
Beautiful Review by Lisa
Posted on 19/12/2017
Absolutely beautiful. Really appreciate the work that goes in to your pieces. I have a fox necklace and butterfly wing earings that my husband bought me a couple of years ago, I love them but I think the jenny wren Is one of my favourites. Thankyou very much.
Really lovely little Wren Review by Jane
Posted on 08/12/2017
My Birth year date farthing is a joy to wear and many people have commented on how dainty and original it is.
Perfect Review by Louise
Posted on 22/11/2017
Great craftsmanship, beautiful pendant. I know the recipient will love it very much.
Can't recommend the Hairy Growler enough.
Posted on 13/11/2017
Absolutely delighted with my Jenny Wren necklace. Beautifully made and exquitely packaged. A present for my daughter Jenny , the coin has my birth year and her namesake bird, I’m sure she will treasure it. Thank you Hairy Growler , I will definitely order from you again
Beautiful! Review by Emma
Posted on 25/07/2017
stunning and unusual. Review by Lesley
Posted on 08/05/2017
The Jenny Wren necklace is a beautifully made, stunningly unusual piece of jewellery. It was purchased as gift and the recipient was overjoyed. I will definitely be visiting the Hairy Growler again for those unique, special gifts.
Such quality Review by Piers
Posted on 06/11/2016
Such quality and attention to detail on one of the lower price items. Delicate metalwork a very lovely gift.
Your Wren for My Jenny! Review by Sally
Posted on 05/10/2016
Thank you for creating the Jenny Wren necklace for my very own Jenny Wren. I gave it to her for her birthday as a special gift from Me to Her as it was minted originally in the year of my birth so it was of particular significance. She was as delighted with it as I was so thank you again.
Beautiful and unique Review by Joanna
Posted on 08/09/2016
I bought this necklace for my mum whose name is Jenny, hence the Jenny wren! And the fact that it had her birth year on it too made it the perfect birthday present! Thank you!
She LOVES it! Review by Andy
Posted on 06/09/2016
We stumbled across the Hairy Growler stall at Glastonbury Festival. My girlfriend loved the farthing pendant. With her birthday a month later I stored this info and ordered online on our return. It arrived within a couple of weeks and she absolutely LOVES it! It's even more special knowing that it has been created by hand. Thank you for earning me some brownie points :-)
Perfect gift Review by Joanna
Posted on 09/08/2016
My dad has always called my mum Jenny Wren as her name is Jenny so it's the perfect gift especially as it had her birth year in it too! Absolutely gorgeous!
Posted on 03/06/2016
I bought this beautiful and unusual pendant for my younger daughter’s sixteenth birthday. I wanted something really special to mark the occasion and she loves it. As well as the quality of the craftsmanship, I really appreciated the attention to detail that went into its presentation (wrapped in tissue paper, with confetti, and the whole thing in a cotton gift bag). I also had to make some special requests regarding the timing of delivery, and the service was great.
Very fitting gift. Review by Michelle
Posted on 05/02/2016
I brought the Jenny Wren necklace as a gift for my mum's birthday. Wrens are a family favourite - my Great Grandad used to own an iron works called the Wren's Nest, and my mum's house is also called Wren's Nest. It was especially nice that I could chose a coin with my mums year of birth on it. Mum really likes her new necklace.
So cute & perfect. Review by Sandra
Posted on 16/01/2016
Love this! Bought as a gift & was greatly received. The workmanship is perfect.
Delivery was very quick & packaged beautifully. Thank you.
Troglodytidae-tasting Review by Nick
Posted on 13/01/2016
The Jenny Wren pendant was just as described and looked great, Mum (she's a Jenny and has a thing about wren's) loved it!
Fabulous Review by JD
Posted on 09/01/2016
Beautiful piece - intricate and delicate, a perfect keepsake!
cute little bird Review by hulya
Posted on 16/10/2015
perfect present
Perfect Review by Susan
Posted on 11/09/2015
I love this, just as I expected, perfect
Beautiful Review by Susan
Posted on 20/08/2015
Quality very good
Lovely ! Review by Denise
Posted on 08/07/2015
Bought two Jenny Wren's to celebrate a special anniversary. My friend was very pleasantly surprised (as was I).
necklaces Review by gwynneth
Posted on 06/07/2015
Lovely necklace nice use of old coins
Great gift Review by Beverley
Posted on 13/06/2015
Bought as a gift and both I and my mum were very pleased with it and it was a special birthday so being able to choose the year was extra special - thank you
Fabulous! Review by Amanda
Posted on 13/06/2015
A beautifully handcrafted farthing dated 1945 - perfect for my mum's 70th birthday! Arrived very quickly and packaged well with a delightful finishing touch! Fab!
Posted on 11/04/2015
I didn't see the piece as it was a gift and sent directly, but the response was very good and I will be getting another.
Excellent Review by robina
Posted on 29/01/2015
Well crafted item
Wonderful unique gift idea! Review by Adrienne
Posted on 13/01/2015
My sister loved her gift thank you! but it would be good if a necklace in a copper colour was available to purchase as the silver ones are not suitable and the 'complimentary' version is a bit young for the more mature customers. Fortunately she has so much jewellery she managed to find something to match!
Lovely Review by Penny
Posted on 29/09/2014
Very pleased with this charming little pendant. I love the little jenny wren, and the fact that you can have one from a memorable year is great idea. I have had several comments about how nice it looks. Thank you.
Posted on 28/09/2014
This coin has been magically transformed back to something of value. I don't remember the farthing but I did use the 'old money' and it brings back such memories. The Jenny Wren is my mum's favourite and I will be saving up to buy this for her soon.
A much loved gift. Review by Kirsten
Posted on 27/09/2014
I purchased this for my mum's 60th birthday. My mum is a keen bird watcher and loved the Wren. Being able to order a 1954 coin was the icing on the cake. Thankyou so much Les
Excellent pendant Review by Dave
Posted on 26/09/2014
wonderful quality and fine crafting of a farthing - really pleased with it
Love it! Review by LisaNdBayou
Posted on 29/08/2014
Birds and trees! This would be a great gift.
pretty! Review by Janet B
Posted on 29/08/2014
Such fine work!
fantastic craftsmanship! Review by Sarah mck
Posted on 27/08/2014
Love this piece, beautiful workmanship . You can tell the love and care that goes into them!
Unusual Review by Penny-SuecWolfe
Posted on 27/08/2014
These are lovely and would make an unusual gift where the year can be selected of the farthing x
30th birthday Review by Gems
Posted on 25/08/2014
I purchased this for my best friend's 30th birthday and she loved it. In fact she loved it so her much she and her partner are ordering their wedding rings from hairy growler. The service was so quick I will definitely be using and recommending
So original Review by Bagpuss
Posted on 25/08/2014
I love this although not old enough to recall the coin as legal tender I do recall looking through a small collection my Grandparents had of old coins and the farthing was always my favourite because of the wren who was a favourite of my grandfather's. Reminds me so much of them I hope one day someone will treat me to this stunning pendant filled with so much meaning xxx

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Size Guides

RINGS " Find your ring size, please download our printable ring size guide

BANGLES : Find your bracelet / bangle size, please download our printable bangle size guide


Many of the necklace / pendant designs are complete. These designs have a sterling silver chain attached to the pendant from both sides. This design is perfect for looking in a mirror to fasten the necklace. It also makes a fabulous feature of the handmade hook catch (and star if chosen).

The necklace length you choose includes the length of the actual pendant. Do not worry about the pendant dimensions we will take care of your order. Order the necklace length you would normally wear and the necklace you receive will sit in the perfect position.


Extra small : approx 170 mm

Small size : approx 185 mm

Medium size : approx 195 mm

Large size : approx 210 mm (good size if you want a looser dangly medium fit)

XL size approx 225 mm (includes an extra link; i.e. another lovely flower, butterfly, bird, etc section custom made)

XXL size approx 250 mm ((includes an extra two links; i.e. another couple of lovely flower, butterfly, bird, etc sections custom made)


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Jenny Wren

Product Code: pen0003

Availability: In stock


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