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. These earrings are made of steel wire with a patina and the flower is made of tin (printed steel). The wires are approximately 2.5 inches long. The flower is 0.5 inches across. The leaver back earwires are sterling silver. The earrings are very light and easy to wear.
This tin blue 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.
The earrings come wrapped in sweet 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! And I am happy to take requests for different color combinations and/or lenghts so feel free to contact me.
Tins are such a sweet memory of my travels and my childhood. 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.