These are the result of seeing an idea in an old magazine then carrying that idea forward, putting my own ideas with it, and making something new. I had discussed wanting to find little vintage tartlet/chocolate/butter tins with my mom, and she found some at a flea market in Florida. So, I played and experimented, and these "tin pins" are the result. I had originally wanted to embellish the outside bottoms of these...but, alas, that would be too hard to fix a pin to. I had some vintage jewelry pieces--some of them very old pieces--that are beautiful but too delicate to really utilize on my other projects. So these assemblage pins are the result. What do you think?
This one uses a sugared flower piece. I love the glass leaf spray and the heart shape of the tin.
This one has a Bavarian theme with an aurora borealis rhinestone piece with a spray of pine cones and tassels...then I added a cuckoo clock.
There are three others that I've listed in my Etsy shop if you would like to see.