The Solstice tree
Unique tree pendant – double sided, handmade and Recycled sterling silver shillings
This beautiful ethical recycled silver solstice tree pendant was inspired by spring walks in the local woodlands. I have created it using only traditional methods and tools. Each pendant is the result of acquired skills, patience and green principles.
The design allows you to wear the necklace everyday throughout the year. One side communicates the tree of life in the spring months and summer solstice. The other side reflects autumn and the winter solstice. Both sides of the tree are lovely so it is down to your particular mood to dictate which to show to the world and which side to keep a secret.
Old English silver shilling coins are used. These coins become uncollectable due to wear and use over 100 years of trade. Important details to a collector are missing, rendering the coin ‘scrap’. This allows the opportunity to create new, contemporary offerings, without consuming newly processed silver. The mining and processing of precious metals is extremely destructive to the environment. An unseen and little talked about unethical industry.
Handcrafted and recycled in Cambridge, UK. An ‘off-cut’ of a silver shilling is also included to closely connect the new wearer to the tree’s prior wonderful history and green, ethical, recycled origins.
Size : Approx 24 mm * 15 mm