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. I think 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 particular pair of flowers 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, blue 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 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 earrings come wrapped in a 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.