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.