Bee Lucky Sixpence
Bee necklace – handmade and recycled silver sixpence coin jewellery.
Without bees there would be no flowering plants, and without flowering plants there would be no bees. Without bees biodiversity would not be so great!
“BEES ARE GOOD FOR TREES AND TREES ARE GOOD FOR BEES.” Bees and trees belong together. Given the choice, wild honeybees chose nesting places in trees rather than in an open landscape. Most often the honeybees prefer to build their combs or nests high in trees instead of close to the ground, but bees nests can be found everywhere in a tree. When enough bees are present in a forest, they provide a better pollination that leads to improved regeneration of trees and conservation of the forest’s biodiversity.
Each one of these pendants is handmade from a 100 year old solid silver sixpence coin. Using a marker pen a quick inspired sketch is dropped on to the surface of the sixpence. I then meticulously carve away the design with a traditional hand engraving tool and cut details using a traditional jewellers saw. Once the details are cut the pendant is given an extremely bright polishing which really brings the coin to life.
As I hand cut each coin individually to order every one is completely unique and unusual. They look and feel special.
Handcrafted and recycled in Cambridge, UK.
Size : 19 mm diameter