Little Green Birds Upcycled TIn Earrings
Little Green Birds Upcycled TIn Earrings
Little Green Birds Upcycled TIn Earrings
Little Green Birds Upcycled TIn Earrings
Little Green Birds Upcycled TIn Earrings
Little Green Birds Upcycled TIn Earrings

Little Green Birds Upcycled TIn Earrings

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$38.00
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$38.00
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I LOVE these fat little birds. They remind me of the wild parakeets that roam the skies around central Austin. They make these amazingly gigantic cascading nests and create a huge racket, but since they don't do this in my back yard, it works for me!

These earrings are hand cut from a gorgeous European tin given to me by a really great friend. It sat around for a while in my shop because I didn't have the heart to break it down. I'd look at it every day until finally I just had to release these avian gems into the world. Since I don't think I'll be lucky enough to score another tin like this any time soon, these birds are in limited supply, so get them while you can.

These tweet guys are 1" (25mm) tall and about .875" (22mm) wide. Once cut the shape is refined by hand filing and then the edges are finished smooth. I punch a tiny hole and then attach them to rigid German silver eye pins. They are finished with surgical stainless steel French hook ear wires and hang approximately 2.5" (65mm) from the ear.

All adaptive reuse pieces come to you neatly displayed on an upcycled card ready for gift-giving.

Please contact me if you have any other questions.

© 2018 Christine Terrell

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I've been making contemporary jewelry from decorative tins for nearly a dozen years and still love absolutely everything about the material. Searching for them in thrift shops and antique stores. Breaking them down to add to my stash. Finding the perfect piece of the tin to create an intriguing necklace. The fact they come pre-loaded with so much color, imagery and typography. Lately I've even learned to love removing and distressing the finish to create totally different looks. My work has been featured in Art Jewelry Magazine and is for sale in boutiques across the country. See more of my work and learn more about my process @ christineblogs.com or @ instagram.com/christineterrell/

Materials: Steel