Recycled antique silver spoon and shilling
I believe freedom and love are the most important elements in life, so i have tried to joyfully symbolise this within this piece. As with all Hairy Growler art i have only used quality, upcycled, recycled raw materials. It is ethically made with love. To make the wings i have used a discarded, antique, ‘lost from the greater set’ (symbolic in itself!) sterling silver spoon. I selected the spoon as the curve of the ‘bowl’ of the spoon lends itself perfectly to the way i have designed the wings. These wings symbolise freedom. The central heart i have carefully pierced from a 100 year old sterling silver shilling. I decided to use a silver coin for this element as i like the way it plays with the idea of ‘you can’t buy love’. Oh, and obviously, stylistically it looks very beautiful!
The three elements are joined to form a lovely and beautifully designed handcrafted and recycled silver necklace. The necklace is finished with a combination of three little stars cut from a silver shilling, copper ½ penny and golden bronze ‘thrupney-bit’ threepence. You are welcome to opt for just a couple of stars, a single star or indeed no stars!
You are also welcome to personalise the centre piece heart with initials, date, heart, stars, etc, just let me know.
The ‘off-cut’ of silver shilling is included with the necklace as a nice little piece of provenance, adding a connection to its wonderful history, previous adventures and ethical rebirth!
Size : Each little wing approx 32 mm * 10 mm
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)