adaptive reuse -- upcycled jewelry from sustainably harvested tins

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I’m especially drawn to materials that are decidedly not precious--things that some might even consider to be trash. In this vein, my current work is primarily concerned with re-purposing decorative tin containers. I like to use the term upcycling. Finding the tins and then selecting the most intriguing areas to work with is, in many ways, a holdover from my graphic design training. Somehow, I find it both comforting and challenging to work with found imagery.

The variety within the raw material is almost limitless, so I have focused largely on the circle as a unifying theme. As I grow in the work, I am also exploring different shapes and more complex constructions. It is by far the most engaging work I've ever done. I can't wait to see where it will next take me. --Christine Terrell, Reckless Recycler