Recycled antique spoon
Yet another tree brooch.. I know, what can i do? i love trees. This one is a symbol of new growth, spring, wishes coming true.
It is hand pierced using a simple jewellers saw. A miniture drill is used to allow access to cut away the inner branch detail. Much time and patients is spent cutting away the form of the tree from the soup spoon raw material. Then, normally when i am about to give up and throw the spoon, a cute little tree is borne of an old battered spoon. Yipee! This is then carefully filed, smoothed and polished.
The only remaining hint that this lovely tree was a spoon in a previous life is the beveled outter shape, mirroring that of a spoon that is still a spoon. If you know what i mean?
An integral and interesting part of the brooch is the antique dessert spoon from which it was cut. This simple ‘donor’ spoon is also given a little ‘Hairy Growler’ treatment. It is transformed in to an wonderful Objects D’ Art which acts a lovely resting place for the brooch when not being worn. Both are presented in a lovely box.
A lovely, contemporary ‘spring is coming’ tree brooch with wonderful credentials and a great conversation piece. Handmade and recycled in Cambridge.
Size : Approx 55 mm * 50 mm
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..
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)