Big green summers…

Big green summers…


Recycled spoon “Each one of these beautiful summer blossom, tree of life, Willow tree brooches is totally handcrafted, completely recycled and utterly unique.” – The Growler


Recycled spoon
Each one of these beautiful summer blossom, tree of life, Willow tree brooches is totally handcrafted, completely recycled and utterly unique.
Inspired by walks through the lovely greens of Cambridge. Old, unwanted antique dessert spoons are transformed using traditional hand tools and a passion for green principles and ethics.

Each tree is carefully outlined on the surface of the spoon. This is slowly traced with a piercing saw. The final shape is filed and polished to perfection. An old spoon recycled into a gorgeous, wearable brooch.

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 meaningful and traditional tree of life brooch with fantastic credentials and a great conversation piece. Handmade and recycled in Cambridge.

Size : Approx 65 mm * 50 mm

1 review for Big green summers…

  1. Hen

    lovely birthday present

    My husband gave me one of these silver tree brooches for my birthday several years ago. It was a cedar tree, which is fitting as both houses we have lived in have had cedar trees in the front garden. It is so beautiful and unique that almost everytime I wear it someone admires it and I jot down the hairy growler website address for them.

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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.