Glastonbury Tor

Isle of Glass

Glastonbury Tor earrings – handcrafted using traditional hand tools and techniques.  Handmade from recycled silver shillings.

Silver shillings are recycled to craft these lovely magical Tor earrings. These coins are unwanted by coin collectors due to wear marks from being used to buy and sell over one hundred years ago.

Rather than let them simply be melted down for the silver content I absolutely love coming up with designs and ideas to transform them into something desirable. By doing this the historical details are retained, simultaneously adding depth, interest and intrigue to the design.

The Glastonbury tor earrings have been individually hand cut from the old ‘out of circulation’ coins with a traditional jewellers saw then carved and engraved .  For added interest an ‘off-cut’ surrounding coin is included with the earrings. The Glastonbury Tor comes complete with a celestial assortment of a pair of stars and moon.  This allows you the option of wearing a traditional pair or alternatively an asymmetrical unique look.

Tor is an English word referring to a high rock or a hill, deriving from the Old English torr. The Celtic name of the Tor was Ynys Wydryn, or sometimes Ynys Gutrin, meaning “Isle of Glass”. At this time the plain was flooded, the isle becoming a peninsula at low tide. Once again our ancestors understood that the surface of water is level, even, like glass.

Handmade and completely recycled in Cambridge, UK.

Size : Approx 10mm * 5mm

£175

Isle of Glass

Glastonbury Tor earrings – handcrafted using traditional hand tools and techniques.  Handmade from recycled silver shillings.

Silver shillings are recycled to craft these lovely magical Tor earrings. These coins are unwanted by coin collectors due to wear marks from being used to buy and sell over one hundred years ago.

Rather than let them simply be melted down for the silver content I absolutely love coming up with designs and ideas to transform them into something desirable. By doing this the historical details are retained, simultaneously adding depth, interest and intrigue to the design.

The Glastonbury tor earrings have been individually hand cut from the old ‘out of circulation’ coins with a traditional jewellers saw then carved and engraved .  For added interest an ‘off-cut’ surrounding coin is included with the earrings. The Glastonbury Tor comes complete with a celestial assortment of a pair of stars and moon.  This allows you the option of wearing a traditional pair or alternatively an asymmetrical unique look.

Tor is an English word referring to a high rock or a hill, deriving from the Old English torr. The Celtic name of the Tor was Ynys Wydryn, or sometimes Ynys Gutrin, meaning “Isle of Glass”. At this time the plain was flooded, the isle becoming a peninsula at low tide. Once again our ancestors understood that the surface of water is level, even, like glass.

Handmade and completely recycled in Cambridge, UK.

Size : Approx 10mm * 5mm

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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.