Gathering wild flowers

Gathering wild flowers

Gathering wild flowers

Once in a golden hour
I cast to earth a seed.
Up there came a flower,
The people said, a weed.

To and fro they went
Thro’ my garden-bower,
And muttering discontent
Curs’d me and my flower.

Then it grew so tall
It wore a crown of light,
But thieves from o’er the wall
Stole the seed by night.

Sow’d it far and wide
By every town and tower,
Till all the people cried,
‘Splendid is the flower.’

Read my little fable:
He that runs may read.
Most can raise the flowers now,
For all have got the seed.

And some are pretty enough,
And some are poor indeed;
And now again the people
Call it but a weed.

-Baron Alfred Tennyson (1809-1892)


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Gathering wild flowers

flower bracelet – handmade and recycled silver shilling coins

This beautiful wild flower bracelet is completely handcrafted from old pure silver coins, primarily florins, shillings and sixpences. These beautiful sterling silver coins are unwanted by coin collectors when elements become rubbed and marked. For these collectors and investors they are then only valuable in terms of their silver content.

For me these coins are a fantastic raw material to use as they have lovely details and history (most being well over 100 years old!). It is a real privledge having the opportunity to re-use them rather than collectors ‘scrapping’ them for the basic silver content. Indeed, often these historical origins can be seen through the surface of the silver, the ‘odd’ letter and design element showing through.

The coins are flattened and stretched into an elongated elipse shape. The unique, individual flower design is sketched directly onto the silver surface. I then proceed to cut out the design with a traditional jewellers saw.

Each bracelet is completely unique, handcrafted in cambridge and totally green, ethical and recycled.

Size : Each flower link approx 10 – 14 mm wide.

1 review for Gathering wild flowers

  1. MamaBear

    A thing of beauty!

    I was lucky enough to be given this bracelet for my birthday. It’s absolutely beautiful. The individual flowers are all different, and the attention to detail both with the cutting and the engraving is stunning. Mine also has my name engraved into it, making it extra special. I’ve had so many compliments on it, not to mention envious stares from my friends. As it’s hand drawn and engraved, each piece is truly unique. This is one of my treasured pieces of jewellery, and I rarely take it off!

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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.

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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.