The Meanings Behind The Shorthand Collection

I was 21 when I first learnt shorthand. Training to be a journalist it was one of the key exams we had to pass to graduate. 100 words a minute, 100% accurate in under 16 weeks. 

As a class we drilled symbols and letters endlessly. Every night decamping from our classroom to Revolution, sitting in the bar with a drink hoping it might make the work go smoother. We got faster, started to dream in shorthand and it became an automatic skill. By the time I became a journalist I was no longer only working in shorthand - it was a great ice breaker for celeb interviews - but writing shopping lists and notes in it. Just like my mam before me, though her's was the harder to learn Pitman, to my Teeline. 

It's been years since I worked as a journalist but shorthand is still part of my life. I love its speed and efficiency but mainly its mystery and the beautiful shapes words take when they are transcribed into it. 

I've wanted to turn it into a collection for so long, so decided to begin with necklaces. Taking the timeless coin pendant I chose a selection of words, and one phrase, that hold power, meaning and are perfect for the world we are living in.

Two models laughing and wearing the gold vermeil shorthand coin pendant necklaces in Love is Love and Thrive



Wear these necklaces as talismans ready to guide you and remind you of what is most important to you. The bonus is they look great too. 

Discover the symbols in the collection. Which one speaks to you? 

 

BRAVE 

Claire Hill Designs Gold And Silver Brave Shorthand Necklace

Brave Gold Vermeil Shorthand Coin Necklace - CLICK HERE TO SHOP
Brave Recycled Silver Shorthand Coin Necklace - CLICK HERE TO SHOP

KIND

Claire Hill Designs Gold and Silver Kind Necklace

Kind Gold Vermeil Shorthand Coin Necklace - CLICK HERE TO SHOP
Kind Recycled Silver Shorthand Coin Necklace - CLICK HERE TO SHOP

HOPE

Claire Hill Designs Gold and Silver Kind Necklace

Hope Gold Vermeil Shorthand Coin Necklace - CLICK HERE TO SHOP
Hope Recycled Silver Shorthand Coin Necklace - CLICK HERE TO SHOP

INSPIRE 

Claire Hill Designs Gold and Silver Inspire Shorthand Necklace

Inspire Gold Vermeil Shorthand Coin Necklace - CLICK HERE TO SHOP
Inspire Recycled Silver Shorthand Coin Necklace - CLICK HERE TO SHOP

THRIVE 

 Claire Hill Designs Gold and Silver Thrive Shorthand Necklace

Thrive Gold Vermeil Shorthand Coin Necklace - CLICK HERE TO SHOP
Thrive Recycled Silver Shorthand Coin Necklace - CLICK HERE TO SHOP

LOVE IS LOVE

Claire Hill Designs Gold and Silver Love is Love Shorthand Pendant Necklace

Love is Love Gold Vermeil Shorthand Coin Necklace - CLICK HERE TO SHOP
Love is Love Recycled Silver Shorthand Coin Necklace - CLICK HERE TO SHOP