I am drawn to all things old and rustic, especially metal. I re-purpose old metal tins that once contained candy, cookies, tea, coffee, and spices into vintage-inspired adornments: earrings, bracelets, necklaces, brooches, rings, and cufflinks. Most of the tins I use were made in England, some are from West Germany and Holland, and a few are candy and talcum powder tins made in the USA. Each piece is a unique and colorful combination of color, texture, and old loveliness. I hand make many of the metal components, hammering and oxidizing the surfaces. I use sterling, raw brass, which is nickel and lead free, and copper.