Prof. Barn Owl

Prof. Barn Owl

Prof. Barn Owl

Coin owl – hand cut, carved and recycled silver Shilling.

A delightful little curious barn owl pendant which has been lovingly and meticulously hand cut from a 100 year old silver shilling. Inspired by a quote by a prominent psychoanalyst Donald Woods Winnicott “Artists are people driven by the tension between the desire to communicate and the desire to hide”.
Each pendant is carefully handcrafted to order, using only these recycled silver coins. The coins themselves are the perfect medium for this beautiful design, inline with a love of nature using these coins is the perfect ethical and green solution. No new silver is destructively ‘mined’ and old, uncollectible pure silver coins are saved from the ‘melting pot’ of bullion merchants so some of their history and story live on.

Once the design has been freehand sketched on to the coin it is carefully hand cut and carved using traditional hand saws, chisels and files. This traditional process allows me to have a close connection to each piece, ensuring the end result is personal and unique. Handmade and recycled in Cambridge, England.

Size : Approx 24 mm diameter.

£310

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Prof. Barn Owl

Coin owl – hand cut, carved and recycled silver Shilling.

A delightful little curious barn owl pendant which has been lovingly and meticulously hand cut from a 100 year old silver shilling. Inspired by a quote by a prominent psychoanalyst Donald Woods Winnicott “Artists are people driven by the tension between the desire to communicate and the desire to hide”.
Each pendant is carefully handcrafted to order, using only these recycled silver coins. The coins themselves are the perfect medium for this beautiful design, inline with a love of nature using these coins is the perfect ethical and green solution. No new silver is destructively ‘mined’ and old, uncollectible pure silver coins are saved from the ‘melting pot’ of bullion merchants so some of their history and story live on.

Once the design has been freehand sketched on to the coin it is carefully hand cut and carved using traditional hand saws, chisels and files. This traditional process allows me to have a close connection to each piece, ensuring the end result is personal and unique. Handmade and recycled in Cambridge, England.

Size : Approx 24 mm diameter.

1 review for Prof. Barn Owl

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Claire

    Beautiful pendant

    I could not decide what pendant to choose from the website so went along to the craft market today. This beautiful owl pendant just shone out. It is so intricately engraved and the detail on it is amazing. Such a lovely piece of jewellery and completely recycled from an old silver coin. I love the shape and the remaining coin details on the pendant too. Excellent chatting to Les about his work, every piece is unique and he was able to tell me about the original coin he used. A true artist. Very happy with my purchase, I’m sure I will be back for another though, decisions, decisions….

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NECKLACE INFORMATION

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..

 

BRACELET INFORMATION

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.