Bicycle necklace – handcrafted and recycled silver Half Crown
This lovely necklace is totally handcrafted and made completely from an recycled sterling silver Victorian Florin coin. The first task is to layout the traditional English / Dutch bicycle to make best use of the coins size and thickness. After a basic guide sketch the pendant is free hand cut using a traditional jewellers saw. Once the shape is formed all of the finer details are added. There is a love heart growing out of the basket 🙂 . You are also welcome to request a couple of initials to be engraved on the reverse of the basket.
As mentioned old English silver Florin coin is used. These coins become uncollectible due to wear and use over 100 years of trade. Important details to a collector are missing, rendering the coin ‘scrap’. This allows the opportunity to create new, contemporary offerings, without consuming newly processed silver.
The mining and processing of precious metals is extremely destructive to the environment. An unseen and little talked about unethical industry.
Size : Approx 25mm * 20 mm
Sustainable green trader of the year, Glastonbury Festival