Anchor of the Soul

The surface of the water is scarred by waves, clawed black swathes reaching to blot out the moon. The sky retaliates, hurling freezing rain down to earth, lightening splitting clouds in two with frenetic fingers, and the wind rushes over the sea swooping past peaks of water into the deep troughs rushing towards shore. To those who have been caught outside, unaware of the warning signs, of when the smell of the storm first permeated the air, this feels like it might be the end of the world as we know it. Maybe the world will be cracked right in half by the warring elements.

The harbour curves protectively around the ships like an embrace, sailboats bobbing on water that is still rocky despite the shelter. Deep below the surface of the water, anchors remain undisturbed, planted firmly in sand. The commotion that feels so impossibly great does not even rock the shining spokes, does not loosen their grip on the earth.

There is silent surety here, the absence of sound and fury. Only the shifting silt and silky seaweed move, brushing gently past the anchors, following the ebb and flow of the slow-moving current at the bottom of the sea.


Anchor of the Soul

Recycled vintage spoon – Anchor of the Soul Earrings

These are completely unique and original earrings, carved in the shape of an anchor to give the wearer steadfastness of courage in the face of adversity. Everyone can use a little grounding sometimes! Each and every pair of these earrings is hand cut and carved from an unwanted vintage spoon, making them a perfect, ethical choice.

During the process of creating them, I sketch the anchor designs onto the surface of the spoon, then meticulously carve away the design with a traditional hand chisels and cut details using a traditional jewellers’ saw. Once I have cut the details, I give the earrings an extremely bright polishing which really brings them to life. As I hand-cut each coin individually to order, every one is completely individual; they look and feel special.

You are welcome to request these lovely anchor earrings to be presented with the ‘donor’ spoon, which closely connects the wearer to their interesting history and green, ethical origins. If this option is chosen, I can also engrave a lovely personal inscription on the spoon handle.

These earrings provide a reminder that no matter how stormy the seas, there will always be a safe harbour waiting.

If you liked these wee anchors, why not have a look at some flying pigs to restore your faith in the fantastic?

Handmade & Recycled in Cambridge, UK. Complete with the finest sterling silver ear wires and ‘donor’ spoon.

Size : Approx 33 mm * 9 mm


Weight 0.1 g


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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)

Ring Sizes.

A local jeweller will happily provide you the ring size you require for the desired finger you wish to adorn! Its a quick, easy, simple process we all offer!However if you are buying a surprise gift please fee free to download this simple ring size guide to help.

Silver Chain lengths size guide

Silver chain lengths are many and various.  Mostly it comes down to two factors your size and individual style.  These will determine whats going to suit you at the times you are wearing it.  Click the link to see a guide of the most popular sizes and how they look, comparatively.