Love & Kismet Owl Earrings
owl earrings – handcrafted and recycled sterling silver shilling.
These beautiful wee owls (which i’ve named for you! ‘Love and Kismet’) have stud type fitting earrings have been recycled from an English sterling silver shilling coin. 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 pair of love owls come complete with moon and star earrings and have been individually hand cut, carved and engraved from the silver shilling with a traditional jewellers hand tools. The unusual set of four earrings allows you to wear a traditional pair of beautiful owls or an individual, original asymmetrical variation. It also means you have a couple of spares in case kismet has other ideas
Each set is completely unique, contemporary, ethical and beautiful. They are presented complete with a sterling silver ‘off-cut’ which beautifully demonstrate the origins of the owls and connect them to their interesting, recycled material history.
sizes approx : 14mm * 6 mm