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 flowers are approximately 1" in diameter. They are hung on 20 gauge sterling silver ear wires and hang down approximately 1.5".
This tin I did not see until I was an adult. I was living in Santa Fe and visiting North Carolina with a friend who loved to go to Thrift and Antique Shops and coincidentally so did I. On that trip we did some serious shopping. I had sort of stopped collecting tins because I had accumulated so many and was running out of room for them but when I saw this one I couldn’t resist. The blue color was such a good blue. It was a beautiful vintage blue and the font of the writing on it was also beautiful. The scrolls of each letter added a very fancy quality to the box which had been a tobacco tin. The brand was Edgeworth and the tobacco was from Virginia. At this point in my life I had never seen tobacco tins. On this trip, being in the southeast, I saw many of them. I bought the Edgeworth tin that day and added a whole new category to my collection.
Tins are such a sweet memory of my childhood and my travels. I love using them in my work, giving them a new life in a one-of-a-kind jewelry piece that you will love and wear for many years to come.
All of my earrings come wrapped in little 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.