Recycled silver Shilling
Solstice necklace crafted from an old silver coin. I have decided to hand cut each one of these lovely solstice celebrations at the stone circle pendants from only the finest 100+ year old antique sterling silver lucky shillings.
The longest day and shortest night of the year, means the earth is at her most vibrant awash with light and life. The word solstice literally means standing still which is what the sum appears to do for three days of merriment, marking the hight of summer, the passing of responsibility from the oak to the holly. For me it is a day which opens an increasingly diminishing porthole; giving me a window to the greater story of our lives and connections to ancestors almost forgotten by the ‘modern’ world. The fire with branches of oak provide a meaningful ceremony which quickens a tree root connection to our story and one which could never be matched by modern so-called ‘grass-roots’ movements (dont get me started!)
The solstice at stonehenge or stone cirle design is freehand drawn onto the silver shilling. Several holes are drilled and the sections are delicately cut away. The edges are filed and the details are carefully hand carved, smoothed and finally polished. The end result is a lovely, original, recycled pendant with a fantastic history.
You are welcome to request some personal, meaningful initials for the reverse.
The Summer solstice shilling is presented on either a fab sterling silver necklace with a handmade shepards crook safety catch and accompanying wee star, moon or heart… or a simple but lovely adjustable braided cotton necklace cord.
100% Handcrafted & Recycled in Cambridge, UK
Size : approx 24 mm
If you like this solstice necklace you may enjoy this stonehenge ring.