Little Lion heart and Bird brain
Recycled silver Half Crown coin
Lion heart and Bird brain are inseparable friends. What we have captured here is a typical example of little lion heart having a quiet word in bird brains ear. I will leave you to imagine the content of this particular moment. The piece is recycled from a beautiful 100 + year old sterling half crown. To begin creating this piece i firstly chip away any existing details from the centre of the coin. Once this is a ‘blank-page’ I spend time filing and and sanding the surface so that i can draw the little scene. I then meticulously carve away the design with a traditional hand engraving tool and cut details using a traditional jewellers saw. Once the details are cut the pendant is given an extremely bright polishing which really brings the coin to life. Bird brain has a lovely piece of solid gold sovereign inlaid into his collar and formed into a heart.
As I hand cut each coin individually to order every one is completely unique and unusual. They look and feel special.
Handcrafted and recycled in Cambridge, UK.
Size : Approx 32 mm diameter