All of my pieces are handmade and one-of-a-kind. They are rustically elegant. Many of the tins I use are antique and show signs of wear and tear. In my opinion, it just adds to the beauty of the piece, which has had a history. The tin flower is approximately 1" in diameter and is hung on a 20 inch, 1.8mm sterling silver bead chain. On the back is stamped the word "BLOOM". I have always loved the quote "Bloom where you are planted" by Mary Engelbreit. I hope you love it too!
This flower pendant is made from an antique Prince Albert tin. As a child, I watched some old television shows. I'm not sure exactly on which show I saw it, I think it was the Little Rascals, there was a joke where a person would say, "Do you have Prince Albert in a can?" and the shopkeeper/person would say "Yes" and they'd say "You better let him out" then there would be a lot of laughter. I once asked my Mom about this joke and she explained that Prince Albert was a smoking tobacco that came in a can. I had never seen it and I didn't know what smoking tobacco was in those days so it didn't make sense to me. Many years later when I saw the tin it finally all made sense. I have collected many Prince Albert tins over the years, mostly the small, pocket-size ones. This particular one though was large, coffee can size. I love those because the yellow font is bigger, there is so much more material and it is a really beautiful red.
Tins and collecting them bring back happy memories. I love using tin boxes in my work, giving them a new life in a one-of-a-kind jewelry piece that hopefully you will love and enjoy wearing for many years to come.
All of my pendants come wrapped in a box. If you are buying them as a gift for someone I can ship to them and add a gift card. Thank you for looking! I am also happy to take requests for different color combinations so feel free to contact me.