Messenger bird shilling.

Messenger bird shilling.

Recycled silver Shilling

“Inspired by a friendly little daily visitor to my garden, a little robin sitting on a branch in a tree opposite my workshop window. You are welcome to specify a small personal message for your messenger bird to tweet to its recipient!” – The Growler.


(3 customer reviews)

Engraved message

no necklace or cord thank you. £0 Finesse Silver chain 16 inch +£36 Flourish Silver chain 16 inch +£52 Omnia Silver chain 16 inch +£80 Finesse Silver chain 17 inch +£38 Flourish Silver chain 17 inch +£55 Omnia Silver chain 17 inch +£84 Finesse Silver chain 18 inch +£40 Flourish Silver chain 18 inch +£57 Omnia Silver chain 18 inch +£88 Finesse Silver chain 21 inch +£46 Flourish Silver chain 21 inch +£67 Omnia Silver chain 21 inch +£108 Finesse Silver chain 24 inch +£52 Flourish Silver chain 24 inch +£76 Omnia Silver chain 24 inch +£126 Finesse Silver chain 32 inch +£68 Flourish Silver chain 32 inch +£100 Omnia Silver chain 32 inch +£156 Black Adjustable length braided cotton neck cord £0 Choco Adjustable braided cotton neckcord £0 Zesty Green Adjustable braided cotton neckcord £0 Red adjustable braided cotton neckcord £0 Yellow Adjustable braided cotton neckcord £0
No charm thank you £0 Star +£3 Heart +£4 Moon +£5 Acorn +£12 Oak leaf +£16 Feather +£20 Paw print +£20 Lucky +£20
No charm thank you £0 Silver +£3 Golden bronze £0 Reddish copper £0

Recycled silver Shilling

I have decided to hand cut each one of these sweet messenger bird pendants from only the finest antique sterling silver lucky shillings.

Inspired by a friendly little daily visitor to my garden, a robin sitting on a branch in a tree opposite my workshop window. I initially needed to create a special gift for a special teacher. Eventually I decided that this sketch would really come to life if i carefully hand cut the design out of an old English shilling coin. The design is freehand drawn onto the silver shilling. Several holes are drilled and the sections are delicately cut away. The edges are filed and the details are carefully hand carved, smoothed and finally polished. The end result is a lovely, original, recycled pendant with a fantastic history.

You are welcome to specify a small person message for your messenger bird to tweet to its recipient!

The messenger bird shilling is presented on either a fab sterling silver necklace with a handmade shepards crook safety catch and accompanying wee star, moon or heart… or a simple but lovely adjustable braided cotton necklace cord.

100% Handcrafted & Recycled in Cambridge, UK

Size : approx 24 mm

3 reviews for Messenger bird shilling.

  1. Janet B

    so pretty!

    I love how you have combined the two images on the shilling.

  2. Helen

    Beautiful !!!

    I love my new necklace I’ve had so many comments about it, not just the charm itself but the clasp. It will always be very special to me.

  3. Douglas


    Hi Les Thanks for the beautiful necklace it was a birthday gift for our daughter in law Allison. She is so pleased with it and she also wants to add her thanks for a stunning piece of jewellery .
    Best Wishes Douglas

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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..



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.