Jenny Wren – King of birds

Jenny Wren – King of birds

“The soul & symbol of the Oak King”

Jenny wren cut coin – handmade and recycled Farthing coin necklace

The wren symbolised wisdom and divinity and was the soul and symbol of the Oak King.  This unique piece of coin jewellery is a Hairy Growler original design©

In times before the enforced doctrine of ‘the state’ and ‘religion’ belief systems our ancestors in touch with the natural world and each other were what we now refer to as ‘Pagans’, which derives from the root ‘Pagus‘ and ‘Pagai’.  Terms used by the Romans for ‘pre-urban settlements of people’, people outside of the state control.

One of the many beautiful gems of knowledge that has been passed in folklore from word of mouth is something we all know instinctively when we see a Wren, that it is a king amongst birds.

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“The soul & symbol of the Oak King”

Jenny wren cut coin – handmade and recycled Farthing coin necklace

The wren symbolised wisdom and divinity and was the soul and symbol of the Oak King.

In times before the enforced doctrine of ‘the state’ and ‘religion’ belief systems our ancestors in touch with the natural world and each other were what we now refer to as ‘Pagans’, which derives from the root ‘Pagus‘ and ‘Pagai’.  Terms used by the Romans for ‘pre-urban settlements of people’, people outside of the state control.

One of the many beautiful gems of knowledge that has been passed in folklore from word of mouth is something we all know instinctively when we see a Wren, that it is a king amongst birds.

Indeed, the wren has a king as its name in many European languages.

  • In French, Reytelet;
  • Welsh. dryw, king;  Druid;
  • Dutch, Konije, little, king.”
  •  Drui-en or Druid bird in Irish Gaelic

“He who shall hurt the little wren
Shall never be belov’d by men.” – William Blake

A farthing (derived from the Anglo-Saxon feorthing, a fourthling or fourth part) was a coin of England, Great Britain, and finally of the United Kingdom, worth one quarter of a penny, 1/960th of a pound sterling. Such coins were first minted in England in the 13th century, and continued to be used until 31 December 1960, when they ceased to be legal tender.

Most wrens are small and rather inconspicuous birds, except for their loud and often complex songs. Quite symbolic ! This lovely little coin looks even prettier when it has been hand cut, filed, hand carved with traditional flourish scrolls, polished. An old farthing coin given a fantastic new life as a pendant. A lovely, original pendant with a fantastic history and symbolism

Size : diameter 20 mm

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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.