"May Hill Hare" Silver Necklace
This beautiful piece of jewellery is inspired by Shelly's 'May Hill Hare' print. It is limited to an edition run of just 50 pieces.
The piece features an intricately carved silver hare with details both front and back. The back of the hare features a delicate wren and geranium flower from the print and is also hand numbered with its edition number out of 50. The secure toggle fastener is also solid silver and features a intricate geranium charm. It is also hallmarked on the reverse with Bethan's personal hallmark and has the initials SP set into the back of the geranium charm (Shelly Perkins).
The hare sits on a beaded chain, each of the beads have been chosen to represent the colours from the original print. The beads are semi precious stones, featuring a combination of Mookite, Moss Agate and Sodalite. There is also one solid silver, geranium bead nestled in amongst the stone.
The necklace measures 21 inches long. The Silver Hare measures 5.5cm wide and 1.8cm at the highest point. Each piece is individually hand-finished.
The necklaces come packed in branded P&W boxes. Necklaces will be posted out special delivery.
Shelly produces the jewellery line with Bethan Williams collectively they call themselves 'P&W Designs'.
Bethan has been working as a model maker for over 30 years from her studio in the Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham. Bethan carves her intricate models into wax before having them cast using the lost wax process. Working together, Shelly and Bethan take Shelly's detailed line drawings of wildlife and scale them down to the finished pendant size. Bethan then faithfully copies the details of the pencil lines into the low relief wax master pattern using her experience and skill to make the drawing come alive as a, partially three-dimensional, miniature sculpture.
This is a gorgeous conversation piece and one of a very limited edition.
*Please note* All beads are made of natural materials and due to that may differ slightly in colour and clarity - this makes each necklace unique.