Lucky Sixpence Solstice
Recycled silver sixpence coin Solstice necklace
I hand-make this beautiful little Solstice pendant an 100 year old silver sixpence coin. Using a marker pen, I drop a quick Solstice sketch onto the surface of the lucky sixpence. I then meticulously carve away the design with a traditional hand chisels and cut details using a traditional jewellers saw. Once I cut the details, I give the pendant an extremely bright polishing which really brings the coin to life.
The coins I use are marred from wear marks from being used to buy and sell over one hundred years ago. Rather than let them simply be melted down for the silver content, I absolutely love coming up with designs and ideas. Then, I can transform them into a little Solstice. By doing this I retain the historical details, simultaneously adding depth, interest and intrigue to the design.
I have individually hand-cut, carved and engraved the solstice from the silver sixpence with a traditional jewellers hand tools. As I hand-cut each coin individually to order, every one is completely unique and unusual. They look and feel special. If you liked this little Solstice, why not have a look at a little Winter Solstice to match?
Handcrafted & Recycled in Cambridge, UK.
Size : Approx 19 mm diameter