Little Bobby

Little Bobby

Recycled ‘out of circulation’ two shilling ‘two bob bit’ coin “This sweet little crafty bird, ‘Little Bobby’ has been crafted and transformed from old British two shilling ‘two bob bit’ coin. When Searching through the enormous coin collection i have gathered over the years there are coins which just scream out at me, the old British ‘Two Bob Bit’ is certainly one of them. These are the coins which have intesting ‘text’ and texture or an interesting metal composition. Once the coin is selected i plan the design, scribe it out, engrave the design and cut it out all by hand with traditional tools. From here i hand carve intricate details and give the pendant texture and form.” – The Growler

£175

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
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Recycled ‘out of circulation’ two shilling ‘two bob bit’ coin
This sweet little crafty bird, ‘Little Bobby’ has been crafted and transformed from old British two shilling ‘two bob bit’ coin. When Searching through the enormous coin collection i have gathered over the years there are coins which just scream out at me, the old British ‘Two Bob Bit’ is certainly one of them. These are the coins which have intesting ‘text’ and texture or an interesting metal composition. Once the coin is selected i plan the design, scribe it out, engrave the design and cut it out all by hand with traditional tools. From here i hand carve intricate details and give the pendant texture and form.

It may be worth noting that all two-shilling coins with dates pre 1920 are sterling silver. The two-shillings with dates from 1920 – 1946 are nice silver, just not sterling. These are ideal if you have a nickel allergy. If you have a nickel allergy its probably best to avoid wearing the ‘two-bob-bits’ dated 1947 – 1970 as these may irritate you.

The specific art of looking at coins and turning them into lovely unusual jewellery began during the terrible world wars. Some artisan soilders would take these coins and transform them into rings and brooches for loved ones and to remind them of loved ones back ‘at home’. The resourcefulness of these soilders is admirable and inspiring. This resourceful intent has now resurfaced in my work as a silversmith with green ethics looking to create original and unusual wearable pieces of art. Trench art to recycled art.

Size : diameter 28.5 mm

1 review for Little Bobby

  1. sam.molloy

    Having spoken to Les on the phone about this pendant I made a trip to Cambridge to see him and couldn’t be happier with my new necklace. Les was extremely helpful and it was lovely to be able to speak to him in person about how he makes these pieces.
    Little Bobby is even more gorgeous in real life and something I will treasure forever.

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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.