May Tree Earrings
May Tree earrings – Hawthorn leaf stud earrings handcrafted and recycled from a 100 year old silver shilling.
May tree earrings, beautifully sweet hawthorn leaf stud type earrings. Silver shillings are recycled to craft these lovely Hawthorn leaf earrings. These coins are unwanted by coin collectors due to 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 to transform them into something desirable. By doing this the historical details are retained, simultaneously adding depth, interest and intrigue to the design. The Hawthorn leaves have been individually hand cut from the old ‘out of circulation’ coins with a traditional jewellers saw then carved and engraved .
For added interest an ‘off-cut’ surrounding coin is included with the earrings. Handmade and completely recycled in Cambridge, UK.
Size : Approx 10 mm * 12 mm