Recycled Irish One Punt
These huge stags have been honoured in folk art for thousands of years. They have been depicted in cave art as early as 40,000 years ago !! This information blew my mind (it doesn’t take much, so this really took the top clean off) Palaeolithic spiritual artwork is quite special smile emoticon I like the thought of them making artwork carved into tough stone walls, honouring them rather then just mounting their heads above the fireplace.
I knew this amazing creature was struck onto the Irish £1 Punt coin so I thought I would attempt to add a recycled edge to the 40,000 year old tradition of the Red Deer in folklore and folkart. This is a locking pin brooch made from the original coin.
This beautiful ‘out of circulation’ half crown coin provides the perfect size raw material to create a lovely brooch. The Red Deer Stag design is carefully followed with a traditional hand piercing saw. This is then meticulously followed with carving tools to detail the traditional flourishing scrolls. Each one is completely unique and special.
A lovely, original, recycled coin brooch with a fantastic history. Handcrafted and recycled in Cambridge, UK.
Size : Approx 31 mm diameter
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)