Rook takes Queen

Rook takes Queen

And the Raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting
On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door;
And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon’s that is dreaming,
And the lamplight o’er him streaming throws his shadow on the
And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor
Shall be lifted- nevermore!

– Edgar Allen Poe



Engrave Initials on reverse ?

Raven necklace – Repurposed upcycled 20p

Inspired by my love  of curiosity of Ravens. I personally was curious to see if I could carve a curious Raven from an old twenty pence. It was possible, but it was no simple task!

I carefully handcraft each pendant with care and love. The first task is to freehand sketch the raven onto the coin in such a way that the crown is worn. I sketch the design onto the coin, then I carefully hand cut and carve it out, using traditional hand saws. This traditional process allows me to have a close connection to each piece. This ensures the end result is personal, unique and an out right curiosity.

Obviously the unique charm of this piece is that a simple coin is transformed into a precious wearable work of art. I have set the coin with a precious wee ruby sitting in a 18ct solid gold gypsy setting.  You are welcome to request a beautiful emerald in place of the ruby.

Finally, you may also request me to engrave a special initial on the reverse.

Handcrafted in Cambridge, England.

Size : Approx 21 mm diameter.


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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.