Recycled 100 year old sterling silver coins
For wild animals of nature like ‘us lot’ we never tire of moon and star gazing in overwhelming wonder. The cold, hard and often ridiculous ‘explanations’ given by “astro physicians” not only stretch credulity but completely miss the point. I always close my bunny ears when ‘man’s’ theories, unproven ideas, etc try to destroy and explain away the unfathomable, beautiful secrets of the unreachable lights in the sky.
I have hand cut and carved this lovely moon and star gazer ring from a beautifully worn and unwanted sterling silver Victorian shilling coin. This is a very time consuming and mentally ‘taxing’ piece to create, especially so giving that i am only using recycled silver coins! Obviously I only use silver coins that have found their way to me due to being unwanted by coin collectors. Often these lovely coins become uncollectible due to being in circulation and losing important details which collectors desire. These ‘imperfections’ are elements that i cherish as they show the previous life of the coin and provide lovely food for my imagination! I love to ‘adopt’ these little orphans and reinvent them into desirable, wearable jewellery. Each ring is completely hand cut and carved using traditional tools and techniques. As a result each piece is unique, individual, original, and 100% ethical and recycled!
The sweet design is freehand drawn onto the surface of the of the prepared silver coin. This basic sketch is embelished and detailed with a miniture hand saw, hammers, chisels and micro drill. Once cut out the piece is formed into a lovely ring. Even as the maker of these rings i look at each one in its newly shiny shape and form, and feel quite pleased! Days earlier it had been an unwanted worn silver coin.
Size : max width 14 mm front. Back of band 6mm.