Irish Wolfhounds – Gra dilseacht cairdeas
Irish sixpence – Wolf hounds Recycled sixpence Coins
The six-pence coin was a pre-decimal coin worth 1/40 th of an Irish pound. The Irish name (reul) is derived from the Spanish real. Grá Dílseacht Cairdeas means Love Loyalty Friendship and these words are usually associated with the famous and romantic Claddagh Ring.
I have created this wonderful eco-conscious, Love Loyalty Friendship, two coin fusion from a pair of Irish sixpence coins. It is a tricky design to successfully make but one which is very special when finished. The origins of the necklace are clearly visible and the design is very striking. I hand-cut and carve it. I use traditional hand saws, chisels and files, in order to give the piece the true English-traditional flare. This process allows me to have a close connection to each piece. Too, this leads to the added bonus of each piece being completely and organically unique.
complete with silver necklace and trademark Hairy Growler ‘shepherds crook’ safety catch with wee paw print charm cut from a silver sixpence
Handcrafted & Recycled in Cambridge, UK.
Size : Each coin 21mm