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 particular flower pendant is made from a tin box I found while I was thrifting around Gatlinburg, TN after taking a class at Arrowmont School of Crafts. I found it at the cutest antique store a little bit out of town called Vintage and Variety. It was a true treasure chest. I looked like a museum. The tin I found was a Barton’s Almond Kisses tin. I had collected the first one of these tins many years ago in an Antique Mall in Albuquerque but it was so beautiful that I could not take it apart. I used it to store things. I was drawn to the colors in the tin, the Jetsons-like retro font and the absolutely wonderful designs on it. So many things about the design drew me in...cute cars, a man riding a bike, sidewalk cafe, dogs, couture ladies, a chef, AND it says “The Best Kiss You’ll Ever Have”! Not to mention the colors (pink, yellow, green with a black background). They are splendid! It was not until I found the second one of this same tin that I could actually use it.
Tins and collecting them bring back sweet memories of my childhood. 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.