Ancient Woodland.

Ancient Woodland.

Recycled silver Crown coin “After a ‘tangental critique’ of society I got talking about the land our ancient ancestors looked after, a land which would have very probably had very few fields and ‘rolling landscapes’ that now seem idyllic when sitting on an A-road. A land filled top to bottom with what we now term ‘ancient woodlands’. A land inhabited by ‘tree roots’ peoples who understood and cared for the woodland. In our pre-imperial native cultures and in for example Irish Brehon law there were laws which prevented the felling of noble sacred tree’s and protections for nature and all living beings.” – The Growler.

£635

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Engraved initials on reverse of trunk ?

Recycled silver Crown coin

At the art and craft mkt the other day I had the opportunity to meet various lovely people from “all of the shop”. Whilst taking to a couple from Japan (in English! – as best i could) they remarked on how beautiful and ‘English’ the landscape was with rolling hills and fields of crops. The convo moved on to urban development and the corporate nature crushing machine that is encouraged by whichever govt is ‘elected’. (my fault)

After a ‘tangental critique’ of society I got talking about the land our ancient ancestors looked after, a land which would have very probably had very few fields and ‘rolling landscapes’ that now seem idyllic when sitting on an A-road. A land filled top to bottom with what we now term ‘ancient woodlands’. A land inhabited by ‘tree roots’ peoples who understood and cared for the woodland. In our pre-imperial native cultures and in for example Irish Brehon law there were laws which prevented the felling of noble sacred tree’s and protections for nature and all living beings.

Less than 1% of the ‘country’ is now what is termed as ancient woodland. Extremely sad, especially as they feel so good to be roaming around. I’m sure my mother once said to me (or a witch) that to experience the reality of your existence and express it through art there are three ideal places. First next to water; where the ocean meets the land at your feet and the distant horizon; next to a stream, by a loch, water. Second looking up at the stars on a clear night sky, preferably on a new moon (when the moon mysteriously disappears for a couple of days each month! lol – the ‘explanation’ for this is very flimsy). The third, simply sitting in the company of an oak tree.

Discarded and uncollectible by numismatists due to excessive wear to surface details, these coins are just screaming out to be lovingly and sympathetically recycled. Rather than simply melting them down for the silver i prefer to invest time into creating a piece which is beautiful and ethical. I aim to not only create a contemporary, wearable design but also revive some of the original history, interest an beauty.

Each one of these trees is a complete pleasure to make, totally unique and completely individual. Once crafted the tree is finished with a simple mounted star, moon, leaf or heart hanging freely at the front fitting hand forged shepards crook safety catch.

The ‘off-cut’ surrounding silver coin is included with the necklace which connects the wearer beautifully with the trees former history and heritage.

Size Approx : 55mm * 50 mm (Large! and lovely)

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NECKLACE INFORMATION

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..

 

BRACELET INFORMATION

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.