Pennsylvania Dutch Hex Collection - Repurposed Vintage Tin Earrings & Necklace
This fun new collection is entirely created from a vintage Pennsylvania Dutch Hex symbol tin. From the interwebs: "When early Swedish and German Dutch settlers first came to Pennsylvania in the 17th century, they brought with them a rich cultural tradition of creating Hex Signs to commemorate special life events. Dutch Hex Signs can be seen painted on barns, sheds, and displayed across many homes in the northeast and the southern United States."
Each piece in this collection comes from the symbols on the tin, whether the round, colorful hexes, the repeating blue garland, or the symbolic "distelfink" birds, which symbolize good luck & happiness. "Using 2 distelfinks together on a hex represents "double good luck." Depicting 2 Distelfinks crossed over each other or intertwined means “true friendship”.
Paired with brass components, rivets, chain, and earhooks.
Choose from the following designs:
1. Fan shape garland earrings with brass chain and brass french earwires. 3 1/4" long & 2" wide
2. Etched black triangles with brass rivets & brushed brass circles & brass ear hooks. 2 1/4" long & 1 1/4" wide
3. Round hex symbols with brass rivets, brushed brass circles & brass leverback earhooks. 2 3/4" long & 1 1/2" wide
4. Etched elongated black rectangles with silver-tone brass rivets, silver crescent moon dangles, and silver plated brass ear hooks. 3 1/2" long & 3/4" wide.
5. Large shields with single distelfink bird, brass chain, & brass leverback ear hooks. 3" long & 1 1/8" wide.
6. Round hex with brushed brass circles & leverback hooks. 2 1/4" long & 1 1/2" wide.
7. Tailfeather section earrings with brushed brass half circles, brass rivets, brass chain, and brass leverback ear hooks. Total length is 2 1/4" and 1 1/4" wide.
8. Double distelfink bird necklace with brushed brass components & brass rivets. Entire pendant from top to bottom is 3" long and 2 1/4" wide. 17" brass rolo chain.
PLEASE NOTE: Because these pieces are made from vintage tins, the metal surface may be uneven and/or have imperfections, tiny dings or scratches. To me, this is part of the piece's history. Please look carefully at the photos before purchasing so you know what imperfections exist, & so you are happy with your purchase!