Recycled Pound coin
This solid golden bronze one pound coin was issued with many variations in design. From my perspective the really lovely feature of the coin is its unique thickness and accompanying edge detail. The Latin translates to English as ‘An Ornament and a Safeguard’! They must’ve know as soon as they were taken out of circulation Hairy Growler would be putting them to work for the Ankh symbol amulet. The first step in to flatten the chunky coin into an oval so I have the correct dimensions for the Ankh. The original coin details are carefully chiselled away from the surface of the coin. I then meticulously file, sand and polish the surface to a brilliant shiny bronze finish. I then sketch a beautifully simple Egyptian Ankh on to the surface. This outline is then used as a guide while I freehand cut out the design. The overall piece is fairly tough work as the coin is a formidable thickness to compete with! But it is worth it to see the finished Ankh.
Each coin is made with moments of lovely time dissolving meditative enjoyment and contrastingly vigorous physical attention! A good combo for my style of creation 😉
Handcrafted and recycled in Cambridge, UK.
Size : Approx 30 mm * 20mm
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)