The Ash Tree – The 3rd 13th Moonth
Ash leaf earrings handcrafted using traditional hand tools and techniques. Handmade from recycled silver shillings. Welcome to Hairy Growler.
Using recycled silver shillings, I am able to craft these lovely Ash earrings. Coin collectors do not want these shillings because of the marks and blemishes on the surface. This is a result of being used to buy and sell over one hundred years ago. I create designs and ideas to preserve the coins’ personalities and quirks. My goal is to do this in order for the historical details to be retained, which adds depth, interest and intrigue to the design. This means I can preserve these coins for a future generation.
I hand cut the Ash leaf earrings individually from old, out of circulation coins with a traditional jewellers saw, then I carve and engrave the design. I present these earrings with a sterling silver ‘off-cut’ which connects them beautifully to their interesting, recycled material history, and pair of earrings that I create is different, unusual and unique. This makes each coin a separate little masterpiece.
I can also engrave personal initials onto the reverse of the Ash leaf earrings upon request.
Handmade and completely recycled in Cambridge, UK. Complete with the finest sterling silver earwires.
Size : Approx 20 mm * 13 mm