Sacred Willow Tree Earrings
Willow Tree earrings – Willow leaf stud earrings handcrafted and recycled from a 100 year old silver shilling.
These enchanting Willow leaf stud type earrings could’ve fallen straight from a Weeping Willow tree. I recycle silver shillings to craft these lovely Willow leaf earrings.
The Willow of the sacred Ogham trees Tree of the 5th of the 13 Lunar Moonths. 15th April – 12th May seeing in the May Hare full moon.
The Willow is sacred and helps deal with grief, loss, depression and ultimately death. The willow also provides inspiration, emotional and psychological protection with a pathway for Love. Our ancestors thought it had the power to enhance fertility, which I also believe.
These wee stud earrings are recycled from a 100 year old silver shilling. Coincidently, coin collectors do not value these shillings. This is down to marks and blemishes on the surface. For the most part, wear and tear make these coins unwanted – but not to me. I refuse to let these coins be melted down for the silver content. Instead, I’ve transformed them into something desirable. I create designs and ideas to preserve the coins’ personalities and quirks. By doing this, I make sure the historical details are retained; which adds depth, interest and intrigue to the design.
I cut the Willow leaves individually from the old ‘out of circulation’ coins with a traditional jeweller’s saw then carved and engraved.
For added interest, I add an ‘off-cut’ surrounding coin is included with the earrings. Handmade and completely recycled in Cambridge, UK.
Size : Approx 16 mm * 2 mm