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Tin Metal Work

About this design:

Components cut from thrift store tin canisters. Watch out though...Lots of filing and sanding the sharp edges. Sealed with Permalac spray.


Tin, sterling findings, silver plate findings, jade, Coral, Chalcedony, gun metal

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  1. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    These are sooo cool! What a fab way to re-cycle!!

  2. Jane MS
    Jane MS says:


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    Beadaholic1 says:

    I love these! What an ingenious idea–well done!

  4. Laud
    Laud says:

    All of the above–plus PRETTY!

  5. rootware
    rootware says:

    These are great! Love the colors and patterns. (One of my best investments ever… I bought a six inch bench grinder/sander… changed one side to a 3M buffer wheel… takes the sharp edges off in seconds. One of the best moves ever. I HATE TO FILE EDGES! LOL!)

  6. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    These are great! Such a fun use of your finds.

  7. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    LOVE these! So very pretty and imaginative! The addition of a little bit of crystal sparkle really makes the colors pop! :)

  8. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    These are just too cute for words!

  9. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    Totally charming – - love the vivid colors and your great creativity !

  10. foxhill designs vt
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  11. Asia
    Asia says:

    This is such a cool idea, love them :D

  12. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    love everything about these!

  13. Chickie Nonnie T
    Chickie Nonnie T says:

    So creative, looks great!

  14. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Very cool repurpose idea. They are all pretty.

  15. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    AWESOME!!!!! Rootware–I’m gonna get me one of those! :)

  16. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Thanks, everyone! And thanks for the heads up, Rootware, on the sander. If I stick with this, I’ll surely get one. I don’t consider myself ADHD, but when it comes to jewelry making, I don’t seem to stick with anything for long. I’m off to explore the next cool thing I see or imagine…

  17. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    She right about the bench grinder. Small ones are relatively cheap. Try Harbor Freight of course but then Lowe’s has an inexpensive store brand. You’ll
    be able to use it for lots of jewelry projects I’m sure.

  18. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    What a wonderful way to repurpose…so cute.

  19. Miannda
    Miannda says:

    I would never have guessed that those are tin cans. How nice! Love the patterns on them :-)

  20. Zippy-Klunk
    Zippy-Klunk says:

    Its been several days and my daughter and I keep coming back . . . Love these!Sooo Cool! Never found anything this interesting at a thrift store.

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