Whispers on the Ocean

Whispers on the Ocean

The water is silky and fine,

Warm as summer’s kiss

From the decadent sun

Green and blue, green and blue

Calm ocean, lapping at golden sand

Each wave has a delicate frill of foam.

A fragile breeze laced with the scent of salt

Flies above the sea.

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Whispers on the Ocean

Whispers on the Ocean – Mermaid Earrings – Recycled silver shillings

Gorgeous, asymmetrical mermaid earrings completely handcrafted and totally made from recycled raw materials, bringing the feel of the ocean. I have carefully cut them from 100 year old solid silver shilling coins.

I hand-draw each beautiful mermaid onto the surface of the flattened silver coins and then pierced them out with a traditional jewellers piercing saw. Then, I carefully detail the silver silhouette with hand engraving chisels to bring the ladies alive. They are presented with a third (spare) anchor earring so you have options! The reverse can be engraved with name or date upon request.

The coins I use are marred from wear marks from being used to buy and sell over one hundred years ago. Rather than let them simply be melted down for the silver content, I absolutely love coming up with designs and ideas. Then, I can transform them into Whispers on the ocean. By doing this I retain the historical details, simultaneously adding depth, interest and intrigue to the design. As I hand-cut each coin individually to order, every one is completely unique and unusual. They look and feel special. If you liked these delicate earrings, why not have a look at some ash leaf earrings?

Handmade and completely recycled in Cambridge, UK. Complete with the finest sterling silver ear wires and silver shilling ‘off-cut’.

Why not learn about the lore of the mermaids?

Size : mermaids approx 40 mm * 13 mm


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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)

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.