Together Forever

£245

Día de Muertos

Day of the dead skull earrings – handmade and recycled sterling silver shilling coin.

Day of the Dead skull earrings –  Día de Muertos earrings are ancient Aztec celebration amulets handcrafted from old silver coins. I individually hand cut each one and carve using traditional hand tools and age old techniques worthy of such ceremony.   In the same fashion as the festival of the Day of the Dead, I made the earrings joyous rather than mournful figures. This, to me, perfectly reflect the idea of being together forever.

These day of the dead earrings are super difficult to cut and engrave . The space is very small, at only 12 mm diameter working area. The special earrings are handmade from a Victorian shilling silver coin. Coincidently, coin collectors do not value these shillings. This is down to marks and blemishes on the surface. Wear and tear make these coins unwanted – but not to me. I refuse to let these coins be melted down for the silver content. With this in mind, I made it my job to transformed them into something desirable. I create designs and ideas to preserve the coins’ personalities and quirks. I do this in order for the historical are retained, which adds depth, interest and intrigue to the design.

For each one, I individually hand cut, carved and engrave the pair of Calaca’s into the silver shilling.  Each pair is completely unique, contemporary, ethical and beautiful. I present the earrings with a sterling silver ‘off-cut’ which connects them beautifully to their interesting, recycled material history.

Sizes approx : 12mm

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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.