Litha – Summer Solstice

Litha – Summer Solstice

Recycled silver Shilling

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

£335

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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.

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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.