Badger and the Moon
Badger and Moon earrings – handmade and recycled sterling silver shilling coin.
I recycled these little badger and moon stud earrings from an English sterling silver shilling coin. These coins are unwanted by coin collectors due to wear marks from being used to buy and sell over one hundred years ago. Rather than let them be melted down for the silver, I transform them into something desirable. By doing this, I help retain the historical details and the original aesthetic is maintained.
I individually hand cut, carve and engrave the badgers and the moon from a silver shilling with a traditional jewellers hand tools. The unusual triplet of earrings allows you to wear a traditional pair, or asymmetrical variation of badger and moon. It also means you have a spare in case the worst occurs!
Each set is completely unique, contemporary, ethical and beautiful. They are presented complete with a sterling silver ‘off-cut’. This demonstrates the origins of the badgers and connects them to their unique, recycled material history. Alternatively, you can check out some Raven Moon stud earrings, or branch out with some Rowan leaf stud earrings.
sizes approx : 13mm * 13 mm