Recycled Irish 3d Threepence coins
This beautiful brooch is a design i have been making for many years but it just keeps getting better and better the more i create it. The triple hare motif is prevalent in many cultures for over 1000 years of history, probably many more!
The reason i make and reinterpret the triple hare design is to primarily recycled these ‘out of circulation’ Irish threepence coins. I have recently been fortunate enough to have a huge bag of these coins donated to me and thus now have the ideal coins to create and sell this design on the website.
It is a tricky design to successfully make but one which is very special when finished. The origins of the brooch are clearly visible and the design is very striking. Using a fine nibbed marker pen a quick layout sketch with registration points is dropped on to the surface of the three threepence coins. I then meticulously cut away the hares with a traditional jewellers saw. Once the details are cut the coins are fused into the three ‘leaflet’ clover / shamrock. A nice piece of sterling silver fork prong is used for the finishing stem.
I handcut each coin individually to create this three coin brooch, as a result each one is completely unique and unusual. They look and feel very special. You are welcome to choose the triple hare or Clàrsach harp design.
Handcrafted and recycled in Cambridge, UK.
Size : Approx 60 mm * 38 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)