The Irish hare

The Irish hare

moon gazing rabbits and hares jewellery made by hand in England

The Irish Hare

And gathered around the illumined ground

Were common beasts and rare,

All kneeling at gaze, and in pause profound

Attent on an object there.

‘Twas the Pyx, unharmed ‘mid the circling rows

Of Blackmore’s hairy throng,

Whereof were oxen, sheep, and does,

And hares from the brakes among;

And badgers grey, and conies keen,

And squirrels of the tree,

And many a member seldom seen

Of Nature’s family.

The ireful winds that scoured and swept

Through coppice, clump, and dell,

Within that holy circle slept

Calm as in hermit’s cell.


(49 customer reviews)

Style of cut *

no necklace or cord thank you. £0 Finesse Silver chain 16 inch +£40 Flourish Silver chain 16 inch +£57 Omnia Silver chain 16 inch +£85 Finesse Silver chain 17 inch +£40 Flourish Silver chain 17 inch +£59 Omnia Silver chain 17 inch +£89 Finesse Silver chain 18 inch +£42 Flourish Silver chain 18 inch +£61 Omnia Silver chain 18 inch +£93 Finesse Silver chain 21 inch +£48 Flourish Silver chain 21 inch +£71 Omnia Silver chain 21 inch +£113 Finesse Silver chain 24 inch +£54 Flourish Silver chain 24 inch +£80 Omnia Silver chain 24 inch +£131 Finesse Silver chain 32 inch +£74 Flourish Silver chain 32 inch +£112 Omnia Silver chain 32 inch +£197 Black Adjustable length braided cotton neck cord £0 Choco Adjustable braided cotton neckcord £0 Zesty Green Adjustable braided cotton neckcord £0 Red adjustable braided cotton neckcord £0 Yellow Adjustable braided cotton neckcord £0
No charm thank you £0 Star +£3 Heart +£4 Moon +£5 Acorn +£12 Oak leaf +£16 Feather +£20 Paw print +£20 Lucky +£20
No charm thank you £0 Silver +£3 Golden bronze £0 Reddish copper £0

The Irish Hare

Irish hare coin jewellery – hand cut coin jewellery, the recycled Irish hare threepence coin.

The three-pence coin was a pre-decimal coin worth 1/80 of an Irish pound. The Irish name (leath reul) literally meant “half reul”, the reul being a sixpence coin worth the same as the Spanish real. Each one of these lovely Irish Hare three pence pieces is totally hand cut and recycled. This makes the pendants green in more ways than one. Again these cute little coins make perfect little lucky charms, pendants and key ring charms. If you decide upon a silver chain you are also welcome to choose a little charm to hang from the hand wrought silver ‘hairy growler’ safety hook. The pendants also 100 % hand made and recycled from silver, bronze and copper coins.

Size : Approx diameter 18 mm

Weight 0.07 g

49 reviews for The Irish hare

  1. supermiffy.

    Irish hare necklace

    I received this today for my birthday after a subtle hint to my husband. I love this so much! It is beautifully crafted and retains the origins of the coin while making it very wearable. Thank you.

  2. Ginnyknit

    Just popped by to show my admiration.

    I absolutely love this piece, its so perfectly done with such style and grace.

  3. Bartlebee Scrivenor

    Irish Hare

    I’ve just ordered one of these and can’t wait for it to come!

  4. rockhugger2000

    love it

    Received as a leaving present from my old team. I love it, they chose it because I’m Irish and love wildlife…I love it for those reasons but also because it is so well made. Thank you!

  5. Tracey Courage

    Irish Leat coin pendant/entry to bracelet competition

    Bought for me by my daughter before I went to Dublin for a revisit to my favourite place! I wear it everyday & I’ve received loads of comments & compliments! I love it! Thank you

  6. Veronica

    Simple, yet lovely

    This piece has caught my eye from the beginning. It is simple, yet lovely and one day I hope to own one.

  7. Tracey Minall

    Love these beauties!

    I’ve coveted one of your gorgeous hare pendants for ages and it’s my birthday next month so hopefully I will finally own one!

  8. Tracey

    Love these beauties!

    I’ve coveted one of your gorgeous hare pendants for ages and it’s my birthday next month so hopefully I will finally own one!

  9. Ruthie Rabbit

    Ears too long!

    It’s always hares, but you made me a lovely rabbit from a spoon. I remember that at Cropredy you told me you could just shorten a hares ears lol.

  10. Odette

    Well earned review

    Beautiful craftsmanship and fantastically priced, love my hare but equally love the handmade clasp on the necklace which it came with! Thank you so much for such a unique piece!!

  11. Bartlebee Scrivenor

    My hare arrived πŸ™

    I am so disappointed with it. It’s so much smaller than I expected – my fault for not checking the size properly. The silver chain doesn’t go well with it at all and I can’t wait to find a better chain for it which is very annoying as I paid extra for a 24″ chain.

  12. John

    Why 4 out of 5???

    I’ve purchased this item as a christmas gift for my wife. As such i unfortunately can’t give this item a 5 star rating as its not yet been worn and wont be for some time to come. However i’ve given it a 4 star as the piece looks amazing and im very happy with it. It is slightly smaller than I imagined, but thats more to do with me being a man and picturing things larger than they are. I would certainly recommend the product and will be looking to order from the site again in the future (no doubt my wife will be after christmas aswell).

  13. Patricia


    I bought this for my friends birthday as well as a few other pieces. They are as beautiful in real life as on the pics. Wrapped beautifully and with care. I can’t praise the seller enough.

  14. Keith

    A lovely, unusual gift.

    Really please with this unusual gift. There are some lovely items on the website – will probably be making more purchases in the near future.

  15. Carol


    Just what I was after – my partner hasn’t taken it off.

  16. Kenneth

    Perfect gift

    My wife is Irish, she likes hares and loves recycling so was very pleased with the pendant made from an Irish threepenny coin. Carefully crafted and well presented, it’s now one of her favourite pieces.
    I thought later it would be good to have the option of choosing a coin from a specific year, if available, but I didn’t ask and it’s still a great gift.

  17. Anthony

    irish hare & necklace

    Dear Les,;many thanks for the excellent service,the irish hare & necklace are delightful & a quality item ; my wife was delighted with them.thank you once again.I look forward to placing another order with you in the future,best regards,Anthony

  18. Beryl



  19. Gary

    Wife’s birthday treat

    Hi, this was purchased for my wife’s birthday and being of Irish decent she loves anything like this, she is delighted with it; she hasn’t taken it off since. Will be back for more.

  20. Anthony

    irish hare & necklace

    Lovely piece of jewellery,my wife was delighted with the quality & workmanship;will be buying again from the Hairy Growler for future presents

  21. Nancy


    My husband hasn’t taken this off since it arrived. It is so unusual and so beautifully made. Delighted with it!

  22. Peter

    Review of birthday present

    Bought as a birthday present and it is of excellent quality and looks beautiful.

  23. Elizabeth

    Five Star

    I have ordered this beautiful necklace as a gift for a Friend. Her Birthday is not for a few more months, so I am unable to give you her reaction, however I can tell you that I am over the moon with the necklace, it is a beautiful piece of craftsmanship. The whole order and delivery process could not have been bettered . Thank you Harry Growler for a lovely unique gift.

  24. jamie

    Top Quality!

    Beautiful piece of jewellery. I look forward to purchasing other items soon.

  25. Suzanne


    A very well crafted unique piece of jewellery,
    It is an eye catcher.

  26. Jenny

    loved it

    Bought this for a friend. She absolutely loves it. The design is novel and different to normal jewellery designs. Very happy with my purchase.

  27. Jonathan

    Beautiful. Original.

    Such a beautiful creation. I know there will be others out there with the same piece but it feels special, one of a kind.

  28. JD


    A treasure to be loved

  29. Susan Wilkinson


    I purchased this for a dear friends 70th birthday. She loves hares and I thought that this one was very nicely different! Really liked it a lot ….want one for my self now!

  30. Shaun (verified owner)

    Lovely work

    Another purchase made in honour of my Irish heritage. Marvellous.

  31. Lesley

    Delightful, beautiful and very special!

    I was delighted with the necklace I bought for a very special friend, who in turn was extremely pleased to receive it. Beautifully packaged and as always lovely to own. I had been given a farthing with my year of birth on, by my son and daughter-in-law. They had purchased their wedding rings earlier this year too.

  32. Julie


    I purchased this as a birthday present for my friend. She absolutely loves it! The whole process of ordering was straightforward with no hiccups whatsoever. I would recommend you to others and would happily buy from you again. Thank you for making a much loved friend very happy!

  33. Hayley

    Irish hare

    Beautiful necklace and great personalisation options which really add to the look of the necklace.
    Love the item and the service provided – Thank you

  34. Mark

    Stunning jewellery

    Beautifully made and packed. Stunning item that looks unique and made with skull. I will definitely be buying more.

  35. Waring

    Perfect – just as I expected.

    As for the necklace itself – looks excellent and was just as I had expected, and the recipient was delighted!
    I ordered this on the strength of seeing a friend’s jewellery, and she is keen to order more – all in all, a great product and excellent service.

  36. Mark

    A work of art

    Fantastic piece of jewellery.

  37. Dawn


    My partner and I have long been huge fans of the mystical hare and your beautiful necklace catches the hidden charm of the beast. Many .thanks

  38. Allan


    Dear Les,
    My husband sent me your message so I could send feedback.
    I absolutely love my hare pendent which I received as a Christmas gift . I also received a pair of dangle earings with stars cut out these were from my daughter. I have admired your work since I watched a YouTube of you carving out a tree of life. You are very skilful and create such beautiful items. Thank you so much . I wish you a very happy 2017 with continuing success with your unique creations.
    Warm regards
    Su Robinson

  39. William

    Great item, good communication.

    Great service – I ordered an Irish farthing (Hare) for my wife, and she was knocked out by it (as was I actually)
    H.G. offer lovely pieces, good communications, and a high quality finished product.
    Please give them some business and see for yourself!

  40. Emma (verified owner)



  41. Lady Jane (verified owner)

    Beautifully crafted

    I was very pleased with my hare pendant when it arrived. Exactly like the picture on the website.
    Beautifully handcrafted. I would certainly recommend to friends and easy navigation thro website. I shall be ordering again.

  42. Carol


    Lovely hare necklace. We are delighted with it. Good service. Highly recommended. We shall be back for more I suspect..such a choice of original pieces! Thank you.

  43. Louise


    Really pleased with this necklace. Pretty & quirky & I like the fact it is made from recycled items. I will be sharing the link to this website with my nearest & dearest with big hints πŸ™‚ They will never have any excuses again!

  44. Nick


    Great quality and distinctive jewellery.

  45. Steve

    Perfect size, lovely work

    Foolish me – I had assumed that the coin was like an old penny (closer in size to a modern 2p) when in fact it’s more like a modern 1p in size… and all the better and more impressive a piece of work as a result. Chain and clasp match it perfectly. My wife was thrilled πŸ™‚

  46. Emmna


    Love, love, LOVE my hare knecklace. It is stunningly beautiful and I could not be happier. Owning a piece of jewellery from Les has been something on my wish list for years, ever since we first saw him at Glastonbury in 2010/11. It is perfect

  47. Victoria


    Thr irish hare pendant I bought for my friend who loves hares was beautifully unique and gratefully received by her. A beautifully unique present.

  48. jennystevens (verified owner)

    So intricate… yet robust! Just a lovely piece of jewellery. I will treasure it.

  49. Anon

    The Irish Hare
    Not the first piece I’ve bought and hopefully not the last. My wife loves Hairy Growler jewellery and this piece is as beautiful as I had expected it to be. Beautifully crafted, I know she’ll love this piece
    Sorry to sign off as anonymous but my wife likes to browse this site and if she sees my name, she’ll know what her birthday present is going to be…


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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).Β  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)

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.Β  Mostly it comes down to two factors your size and individual style.Β  These will determine whats going to suit you at the times you are wearing it.Β  Click the link to see a guide of the most popular sizes and how they look, comparatively.