These earrings are made from a vintage Bower's Mint tin that has the loveliest shade of crosshatched teal.
The .625" (16mm) circles are hand punched, formed and then the edges are finished smooth. The basins are then drilled and finished with surgical stainless steel kidney wires. The finished earrings are .5" (13mm) round and hang just about 1" (26mm) from your ear.
Each pair of earrings is made to order, so please allow for some variation with your particular pair.
Each piece of metal comes to me having lived a previous life--in some cases multiple lives! It is not unusual for the material to sometimes have scuffs, scratches, faded portions, and general wear and tear. If a flawless finish is important to you, please zoom in to the pictures here to look for imperfections that might be distracting for you.
All adaptive reuse pieces come to you neatly displayed on an upcycled card and sustainably wrapped ready for gift-giving.
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