Altered Tin Boxes, And Cigar Boxes

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Announcement    Welcome to Altered State of Tin.
Let's go shopping!!

Here you will find altered tin boxes & cigar boxes.
If you don't see what you want here please contact me, I take custom orders too.

Happy Shopping and come back often :)


Last updated on Apr 30, 2016

Welcome to Altered State of Tin.
Let's go shopping!!

Here you will find altered tin boxes & cigar boxes.
If you don't see what you want here please contact me, I take custom orders too.

Happy Shopping and come back often :)



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Patti Koosed

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Patti Koosed


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About AlteredStateofTin

Sales 297
On Etsy since 2010

Retired Interior Designer keeps her passion to design and create alive.

Altered State of Tin is a one man band.

I wear many hats. I design and produce all of my one of a kind items. I am the sales manager, I also accept special orders and do all of my own shipping and handling, and in some cases makes special deliveries. I am also a team leader in my Etsy Team. Of course customer service is number one to me.

I am a self taught mixed media/digital artist and strive to bring personality to each piece that I create. You can view my art gallery here

Detail is important to each piece and I receive many special custom orders. The most remembered is a tin that I created for a young lady in England who wanted something special to send her boyfriend who was in the Royal Air force stationed in Afghanistan. She wanted it to be masculine and small enough for him to carry close to him. Something with memories of the two of them inside. She put a photo of her hero sitting in his airplane with a special poem.

Another was a memorial tin created for a lady that had lost her Father.

Another was a memorial tin created for a lady that had to have her dog put down and wanted a little box to keep his dog tags.

Another was a Mom who wanted me to make tins with images of the Andrew Sisters to send to her daughter and other members of Sisters of Swing.

The order also included greeting cards with images of The Sisters of Swing.

Altered State of Tin cares about the special details of every custom order.

After years of creating mixed media art I discovered digital art, No paper, no glue no mess...Hey I want to lean that! I researched this wonderful new way to create collages but had lots of problems. It was expensive to begin with. Luckily I had a geek friend who graciously gave me Adobe Photoshop. Okay now what do I do with it? I belong to several artist networks and got lots of tips but it was when one of our Etsy Members showed me the basics of Photoshop that I finally got it. Practice makes perfect and I am still learning.
Now what to do with all the beautiful art work. I made collages and sold them at some festivals and lots and lots of greeting cards but didn't do so well on Etsy.

My talent was growing but my sales were low. Being new to Etsy I really had no clue until I met the president of our Etsy Team She contacted me to join an Etsy Team and that was the best thing I could have done. The support and inspiration we share is amazing. We got together about six years ago and named our team O.C.E.A.N. for Oregon Coast Etsy Artist Network. We have over 70 members today.

In Jan of 2011 one of our team members suggested I put some of my art on an Altoids tin and she would take it along to an art bizarre she was attending. Well I did and it was relatively easy to do and they turned out really cute but I had no sales.

That is when I decided to put all of my art on recycled Altoids tins and cigar boxes. That is when Altered State of Tin was born. My sales have been good and I have discovered many ways to alter these little tin boxes.

I am a people person and want all of my customers to be happy with what they buy from me. I take pride in my work.

Shop members

  • Patti Koosed


    I am a retired Interior Designer with a passion to create. My love of creating and for people is what inspired me to do something more with my art so on Jan 1 2011 Altered State of Tin was born.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 24, 2016
Welcome to Altered State of Tin
This shop has a variety of altered tins, cigar boxes and jars
I hope you enjoy shopping here. My goal is to have happy satisfied customers.

Happy Shopping !!!

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
If your item is damaged a replacement will be sent if the damaged item is returned to me within 10 business days. After examination of the damaged item, Altered State of Tin will be happy to replace the item or refund your money minus shipping charges.

I want happy customers so if you have a problem with your item please contact me and we will get the problem resolved.
I accept PayPal as my first payment method.
If you do not have a PayPal account please contact me to discuss another form of payment. Money Orders are not accepted.

I live in Oregon, USA so there are no sales tax in Oregon LUCKY YOU!
Shipping will First Class Mail through United States Postal Service to all countries
Additional policies and FAQs
Altered State of Tin will be happy to take custom orders. Please contact me with details.
A small fee may be charged on Custom Orders depending on what it is that you want.
Due to the time required to design a Custom Banner Package, Payment for Custom Banners must be paid in advance. Thank You for understanding.
Altered State Of Tin only uses your name, physical address and the email address you provide, to correspond with you regarding your order. This information will not be available to anyone else.
This Privacy Policy describes how and when I collect, use, and share information when you purchase an item from me, contact me, or otherwise use my services through or its related sites and services.
This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Etsy or any third party services you access through Etsy.

1. Personal information
To fulfill your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorized Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for a custom order), if you contact me directly.

2. Why I Need Your Information and How I Use It
I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:
• as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfill your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
• when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for my mailing list;
• if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
• as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest to improve my services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

3. Information Sharing and Disclosure
Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:
• Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
• Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
• Business transfers. If I sell or merge my business, I may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.
• Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.

4. Data Retention
I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for the following time period: 4 years.

5. Transfers of Personal Information Outside the EU
I may store and process your information through third-party hosting services in the US and other jurisdictions. As a result, I may transfer your personal information to a jurisdiction with different data protection and government surveillance laws than your jurisdiction. If I am deemed to transfer information about you outside of the EU, I rely on Privacy Shield as the legal basis for the transfer, as Google Cloud is Privacy Shield certified.

6. Your Rights
If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:
• Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
• Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
• Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
• Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

How to Contact Me
For purposes of EU data protection law, I, (Altered State Of Tin), am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at ( Alternately, you may mail me at: (Patti Koosed PO Box 1025, Coos Bay, OR 97420).