I love tin in jewelry and have been collecting tins for a while in anticipation of using it. I finally started just a bit. In addition to the tin bead caps tutorial by Lorelei Eurto, I have her new one for tin toggles and a fabulous one from Tracy DiPiazza about how to make tin beads and bangles. I will be over the moon if I am able to make some decent pieces. While I may be slow to try the tutorials, I am not slow to collect the tins.
It surprises me then that I haven’t checked more often at the thrift store within walking distance from my work. I walk by it often on my way to the co-op for lunch but rarely stop in. Something a co-worker said the other day made me think I should check there for tins. I went that day and immediately found a cute tin!
Love this one! On the back, there are a couple of animals. I will cut them out and use them as sweet earring dangles!
Love the soft green color and aged look of this one.
The side has a lovely lattice pattern. I think this will be great to make a tin bangle!
I’ve long been a Mary Engelbreit fan, and I envision making mismatched disc pairs from the skirt and apron in this picture – or maybe a two sided bead!
This lovely heart shaped tin is different – and beautiful – on each side. Sweet flora on a yellow background on this side.
So if you are looking for tins, stop in your local thrift shop. All these tins are from just two trips. I imagine I will find some relatively often when I visit. Pretty tins are the exact sort of thing people keep without really having a use and then go on a cleaning spree and release them into the wild of the thrift shop for someone like me to find!