Fancy Cats - Tin Assemblage Brooch/Ornament/Earrings
A fabulous Cat cookie tin, discovered at World Market, (info below) is the basis for this quirky collection. I figured the collection would be all earrings, but it took an interesting tangent and became so much more - miniature works of assemblage art!
The beauty of these one-of-a-kind pieces is that they can be worn as a statement brooch, but can also be hung as a Christmas ornament or wall hanging! Gold ball chain is included with each piece. These make amazing gifts (hint🎄 hint). See photo for the "unboxing".
The earrings also make a wonderful gift and have a much more streamlined aesthetic.
How are these pieces made? Tin shapes have been cut out, shaped and sanded, and paired with hammered and textured brass components, rivets and earwires. Brass eyelets add a nice finish.
Choose your design from the photos and the drop-down menu.
There is also an option of ordering handmade niobium (hypoallergenic stainless steel) for those with nickel sensitivities for an additional $5.
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!
This tin was Grandma Wild's Cats in Jumpers British Shortbread, purchased at World Market.