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This recumbent ram is larger that a charm bracelet charm but still a light weight pendant you can wear every day. Scottish Blackface Sheep are often seen wandering the hills and moors of Scotland. This handsome ram was carved from life and photos by the artist. It comes with a 24 inch stainless steel chain with a silver wash. This ram pendant is signed by the artist Beth Maxwell Boyle and is cast in fine lead-free Jeweler's Pewter. The ram is about 1 inch wide from nose to tail
This pin depicts a four horned ram and could be a Jacob or Navaho-Churro ram as he is carved and cast in lead-free, jeweler's pewter which shows no color markings. This is a very striking pin carved with great detail by the artist James E. Boyle. There are other four horned breeds in Great Britain such as the Scottish sheep known as the Hebridean, and still another rare breed known as the Manx Loaghtan. This Pin is hand cast in solid, Lead free jeweler's pewter and the findings are all hand soldered by the artist. The actual size is 1 1/2" X 1 1/4"
These are perfect little sheep earrings! The sheep were designed by James E. Boyle and hand carved to exacting detail. The little ewes are hand cast and signed by the artist right here in the USA and they are truly delightful. The French style earring wires are surgical steel and suitable for people with allergies and sensitive skin. They are cast in 100% fine, jeweler's pewter and contain no lead. The pewter has a 2% sterling content to add hardness and shine.Each sheep is slightly over 1/2 wide. They look a bit like Southdowns or chunky little Dorsets. Romney Breeders like these little fluffs too!
This necklace is lovely. The tiny sheep was carved in realistic detail and cast in solid, lead-free, jeweler's pewter by artist/jeweler James E. Boyle. We have included a quality 24 inch chain. Even if you don't own sheep this necklace is delightful. The little cast pewter sheep looks hungry but I am sure one grain of rice will feed it. The sheep is about 1/w inch wide.
The name of this pin is Highland Mary's Son. This is a large, well made piece by artist James Boyle. It was hand carved and cast in solid, lead-free, jeweler's pewter. the pin is 2 1/2" X 1". There is a great ammount of detail in this brooch which shows a Border Collie herding Scottish Blackface Sheep. In the background is a gate or a sheep hurdle and it has wonderful depth. The pin is signed and findings are hand soldered!
This Merino head pendant is 7/8 Inch High. It was hand cast by the artist here at The Rams Horn. It hangs from a 24 inch stainless steel chain. In Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and the western United States where sheep are bred for their wool rather than their mutton, merino sheep dominate. Australia produces about 80% of the world's Merino wool. Before the 18th century the export of merinos from Spain was a crime punishable with death. In the 18th century a new era began, small exportation of merinos from Spain and local sheep were used as the foundation of merino flocks in other countries.
In Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and the western United States where sheep are bred for their wool rather than their mutton, merino sheep dominate. Australia produces about 80% of the world's Merino wool. Before the 18th century the export of merinos from Spain was a crime punishable with death. In the 18th century a new era began, small exportation of merinos from Spain and local sheep were used as the foundation of merino flocks in other countries. This brooch was carved from photos by the artist, James E. Boyle. The brooch is 2 inches wide and has hand soldered findings with a safety clasp.
This necklace is so fantastic. The double-bowed, sheep shears are carved in realistic detail and cast in solid, lead-free, jeweler's pewter by artist/jeweler James E. Boyle. The shears are 1 1/4 . We have included a quality 24 inch chain. Even if you don't own sheep this necklace is grand. The little cast shears look ready to shear a wee fairy sheep!
This unusual shearer pin is cast in lead free jeweler's pewter and is 1 1/2" X 2". The original was carved from life by James Boyle. This pin depicts a gentleman shearing a sheep in the traditional manner with hand shears. You will receive allot of comments when you wear this striking pin. This detailed and beautiful pin is signed by the artist!
These earrings are sounique and wonderful. The double-bowed, sheep shears are carved in realistic detail and cast in solid, lead-free, jeweler's pewter. They are 1 1/4 " long and very light weight. Even if you don't own sheep these earrings are grand. The little cast shears hang on surgical steel, French style, earring wires. James carved these with exacting detail and now all we need are some very small sheep!
This little set of hand shears was carved by James E. Boyle. The shears are 1 1/4 inches tall. The tie tack comes with a standard tie tack back with a chain to attatch to a buttonhole to keep your tie in place. It was hand cast in solid pewter and was signed by the artist. The pin was cast in place not soldered for added strength. This makes a a wonderful gift.
Highland Mary's Son -This belt buckle is in a signed limited edition of 5000. The buckle is made to fit a 1 1/4" or 1 1/2" belt . The scene is of a Border Collie herding Scottish Blackface sheep. The buckle is oval shaped, 3 1/8" X 2" carved by James E. Boyle in fine detail and hand cast in leadfree, Jeweler's Pewter that contains 2% silver. This belt buckle looks great on a man or women!
This is a most handsome ram or tup pin. Here is a very classic carving of a Scottish Blackface ram with his handsome curly horns and Roman nose. This brooch was reproduced from an old Scottish piece. This brooch also has a bar pin and safety clasp . This pin is fairly large and was hand cast in solid Jeweler's pewter that contains no lead!
This bold pewter pendant was designed by artist/jeweler Beth Maxwell Boyle. It is hand cast in solid lead-free pewter. Beth has Norwegian and Scottish ancestors and wanted to create a line of jewelry that reflects her interest in ancient Celtic and Norse cultures. These two cultures often clashed but intermarried thus a great deal of their artwork shows the influence of both. This piece is not a mass produced item. Each one is finished by the artist and comes on a waxed linen cord. The ram head is 1 3/4 inches across. You will find this pendant draws many compliments!
This is a humorous new piece we created for the sheep enthusiast. The pin has a bar pin on the back with a saftey clasp that is hand soldered to the words, "Sheep Happen". The small sheep charm dangles below. This piece was designed and cast by hand by the artist James E. Boyle.
This is a very attractive pin with hand soldered findings. It was hand cast in lead-free jeweler's pewter. This pin was etched from one of the drawings of artist, Beth Maxwell Boyle. It is a really nice size to pin on a vest or blouse but it also would be very appropriate on a hat! It is 3/4" wide.
This horned sheep is large and a fairly, heavy weight pendant. This is a perfect gift for those who have Shetland, Icelandic, or Scottish Blackface Sheep. It comes on a waxed, cotton cord. This sheep pendant is signed by the artist Beth Maxwell Boyle and is cast in fine lead-free Jeweler's Pewter. The ram is about 2 1/2 inches wide from nose to tail. These also make very nice Christmas Tree ornaments.
Here is a wonderful new pin by James E. Boyle of The Rams Horn. This is truly beautiful on any garment. The pierced out areas allow fabric to show through between the figures which gives this design a nice light effect. The little shepherd with crook extended works his dog and gathers his ewes. The overall length of this pin is 2 1/4 inches and it is light enough to be worn on a blouse or hat. I like it on the lapel of my tweed blazer. The original was carved by hand and each pin is hand cast by the artist in 100% lead-free pewter. This pin has a traditional pin and safety clasp, not tack pins. All findings are hand soldered.
Here is a great little pin for your blazer or hat cast in fine 100% lead free jeweler's pewter. This design was carved by James Boyle and introduced at the Border Collie National Trials in Bell Grove, Virginia a few years ago. A perfect gift for a man or women, this light weight pin adds a nice touch to any outfit. This is a tack pin with two pins to keep it secure on your garment. The pin is 1 and 1/2 inches across.
This is a very special, little, herding pin showing a group of sheep or lambs flocking on a shepherds crook. This pin is wonderful for any shepherd and is also perfect for any dog handler. People who work breeds other than Border Collies, like this herding pin. Of course this also is perfect for those who do work B.C.s. This tack pin is a nifty size to go on a man's hat or lapel. It is light and can be worn by either sex. It is a handcrafted piece made from fine , lead free, jewelers pewter. The artist, James Boyle, carved this from life. This pin is signed by the artist. The herding pin is 1 1/4 " wide. It secures to your garment with two tack pins that are cast in place. The pinch backs hold it very securely and because it has two it will not swivel around or tare your clothing.
This lovely ram pin has a feel that almost reminds me of Art Nouveau jewelry. Perhaps he is an Icelandic or Shetland ram or he could be a Scottish Blackface tup! This is a beautifully detailed brooch by the artist/jeweler James E. Boyle. This piece is made entirely by hand and signed by the artist. The pin is cast of fine lead-free jeweler's pewter and is 1 1/4" wide.
This ram head belt buckle was designed and sculpted by Beth Maxwell Boyle. It is hand cast in a high grade of lead free, jewelers pewter and polished to a warm luster. This belt buckle is very comfortable to wear and is suitable for men or women. If you own Sheep or just enjoy fine artwork this handcast buckle is an item you will enjoy for years. For a 1" to 1 1/4" belt. Approx. 3 1/4" x 2"
This is a wonderful handcrafted pin made from fine , lead free, jewelers pewter. The young shepherd lad is holding a Cheviot lamb and has his trusty Border Collie by his side. This quality pin is a sheep lovers delight. The artist carved this from an actual photograph of a shepherd from Scotland. It has quality findings and is signed by the artist. Pin size, 1 1/2 " X 2 1/2"
You can see in this photo the smaller size shepherd pin beside the full size one. If you add this to your shopping car you will be getting only the small shepherd.
This is a wonderful handcrafted pin made from fine , lead free, jewelers pewter. The young shepherd lad is holding a lamb and has his trusty Border Collie by his side. This quality pin is a sheep lovers delight.The artist carved this from an actual photograph of a shepherd from Scotland. It has quality findings and is signed by the artist.
The mold for these was made from an antique Victorian piece we purchased to reproduce for our Sheep and Wool line. We have fashioned these as comfortable post earrings with surgical steel posts and ear nuts. The rams are cast in fine detail and they are stunning. We just added these to our sheep and textile jewelry line this May. They are cast in 100% fine, jeweler's pewter and contain no lead. The pewter has a 2% sterling content to add hardness and shine. Each ram's head is about 5/8" wide. They look a bit like Merinos, Rambouillet or Persian rams. Perhaps They show Greek influence and come from Classical Greece or the Roman Empire. They definitely look like something from an ancient civilization and that's why we were so attracted by the design.
This is a delightful new piece we created for the sheep enthusiast. The pin has a bar pin on the back with a saftey clasp that is hand soldered to the word, Sheep. The small sheep charm dangles below. This piece was designed and cast by hand by the artist James E. Boyle.
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