Recycled silver shillings
I have cut these sweet little seahorse baby pendants from Victorian Sterling Silver Shillings. These coins are rare. Unfortunately coin collectors do not particularly value coins with wear marks, etc, which generally means they are scrapped for the high silver content. It is these marks which i am interested in. These marks clearly demonstrate the long, active and wonderous journey the coin has been on. From being freshly minted in the Victorian era to being spent on who knows what over the 100 years of circulation.
There are two wee seahorses to choose from. The first is the bigger of the two, just by a ‘smidge’. To make this one I have flattened the shilling. The smaller one is cut directly from the shilling. On both coins the outline of a baby seahorse is scribed. This basic outline is then embellished with the jewellers saw. Interior details are made with hand engraving tools. After a few simple, traditional processes the old coins are transformed into a lovely pendants with fabulous history and green, ethical, honest credentials.
As always the lovely historical ‘off-cut’ is included for added interest! Handmade and recycled in Cambridge, England.
Size : Approx 25 mm * 18 mm and smaller one 20 mm * 16mm
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)