Summer & Winter Solstice
Stonehenge solstice coin necklace – handmade and recycled little halfpenny coin
These are definitely tiny, sweet little charms / necklaces. Each piece is carefully and considerately handcrafted from a very small UK half penny (no longer in circulation, 1984 was the last year of the half-pea). It is only a tiny 17 mm diameter coin, now i have started working with them i realise i quite miss them being in circulation! I used to buy sickly little ½ penny chewy sweets as a little boy. It is a beautiful little coin to work with.
The stonehenge stones I have manage to cut and carve are approx 2mm tall !! Your main decisions are to choose a Summer solstice with sun, a winter solstice with Moon and Stars or as pictured a Summer & Winter solstice with Sun, Moon and Stars. Next you can choose an available year 1971 – 1984. This date is visible on the front bottom left of the pendant and could add that extra special birthday touch. It is worth noting that some of these years will carry a surcharge as they are scarce. If date is not important I will recycled the first and best wee half penny I get my grubby mitts on.
Size : diameter 17 mm