christineterrell

Modern upcycled jewelry from reclaimed decorative tins

San Marcos, Texas · 595 Sales

christineterrell

Modern upcycled jewelry from reclaimed decorative tins

San Marcos, Texas 595 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(153)

Announcement   **WELCOME!** adaptive reuse creates new lives for lonely and abandoned decorative tins as contemporary art jewelry and accessories. Each piece is hand crafted, one-of-a-kind and filled with upcycled goodness.

It's core to my philosophy to work entirely with non-precious, found, recycled & upcycled materials. You won't find any silver or gold here, but you may find some reclaimed copper now and then. To see more jewelry, paintings, collages, DIY techniques, upcycling tips or find out what other crazy stuff I might be up to, check out www.christineblogs.com

Sign up for adaptive reuse upcycling inspiration, giveaways and special deals here:
http://bit.ly/2CEQTRw

I have been metalsmithing for a dozen years personally designing and handmaking every piece one at a time in my beautiful little San Marcos, Texas studio. Though I work exclusively with found materials, I am often able to make multiples of certain designs. These can make lovely bridesmaid, 3 generation or sister gifts for folks looking for sustainably made products for special occasions. I also am happy to create custom pieces from tins that have special meaning to you. If you'd like to discuss custom work, please send me a message.

Follow me on Instagram and Facebook to see what I’m working on and hear about deals and promotions
https://www.instagram.com/christineterrell/
https://www.facebook.com/adaptivereuser/

Click here to see Tincaustics, my encaustic supply Etsy shop: www.Tincaustics.etsy.com

You can also find me here:

www.christineblogs.com
www.218coopgallery.com
www.ChristineTerrell.etsy.com

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All designs protected under US copyright law.
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Announcement

Last updated on Jan 4, 2018

**WELCOME!** adaptive reuse creates new lives for lonely and abandoned decorative tins as contemporary art jewelry and accessories. Each piece is hand crafted, one-of-a-kind and filled with upcycled goodness.

It's core to my philosophy to work entirely with non-precious, found, recycled & upcycled materials. You won't find any silver or gold here, but you may find some reclaimed copper now and then. To see more jewelry, paintings, collages, DIY techniques, upcycling tips or find out what other crazy stuff I might be up to, check out www.christineblogs.com

Sign up for adaptive reuse upcycling inspiration, giveaways and special deals here:
http://bit.ly/2CEQTRw

I have been metalsmithing for a dozen years personally designing and handmaking every piece one at a time in my beautiful little San Marcos, Texas studio. Though I work exclusively with found materials, I am often able to make multiples of certain designs. These can make lovely bridesmaid, 3 generation or sister gifts for folks looking for sustainably made products for special occasions. I also am happy to create custom pieces from tins that have special meaning to you. If you'd like to discuss custom work, please send me a message.

Follow me on Instagram and Facebook to see what I’m working on and hear about deals and promotions
https://www.instagram.com/christineterrell/
https://www.facebook.com/adaptivereuser/

Click here to see Tincaustics, my encaustic supply Etsy shop: www.Tincaustics.etsy.com

You can also find me here:

www.christineblogs.com
www.218coopgallery.com
www.ChristineTerrell.etsy.com

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All designs protected under US copyright law.
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Christine Terrell

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Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
(153)
Lee Marie

Lee Marie on Dec 30, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

These are beautiful. I spotted them and knew I had to have them. I’ve a soft spot for birds. Wonderfully made. I’ve purchased many times and they Christine’s earrings are still my favorite.

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About

The Lost Art of Using Things Up

I’m especially drawn to materials that are decidedly not precious—things many even consider to be trash. I do this in all aspects of my life, but it's especially obvious in this work of upcycling decorative tin containers into art jewelry.

Finding the tins and selecting the most intriguing areas to work with is, in many ways, a holdover from my graphic design training. Oddly, I find it both comforting and challenging to work with found imagery. Many people who work with tin focus first on the amazing images, but I find that I'm more interested in pushing the material to play with new shapes and forms and letting the imagery become secondary. Which is interesting because I've also spent the last few years exploring how I can transform boring, plain colored tins into surfaces filled with unique patterns, textures and patinas. In some ways the surfaces I create are more intriguing to me now than the ones I find readymade.

The raw tin is an amazingly flexible material allowing for limitless possibilities, but regardless of where I wander with shapes and styles, you will always find me returning to circles. It's a cycle, if you will. This most perfect of shapes is perfect for making everything from shallow basins to cones to everything in between. So, even as I'm always making new and interesting styles and designs, I will also always be creating pieces with circles.

I've worked with tin for so long now it often feels like there's nothing new I could possibly come up with, yet somehow I always do. It's sort of magical in some ways.

Shop members

  • Christine Terrell

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Chief Upcycler, Reckless Recycler

    “Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without.” -- Boyd K. Packer

  • Lead Tortured Genius

    Jr. Nomenclaturist

    “When you are describing, A shape, or sound, or tint; Don’t state the matter plainly, But put it in a hint; And learn to look at all things, With a sort of mental squint.” –Lewis Carroll

  • Head Bottle Cap Smasher

    Maker, Destroyer

    "I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail." --Abraham Maslow

  • Sr. Options Guy

    Boring Tax Stuff

    "I always say don't make plans, make options." --Jennifer Aniston

Shop policies

Last updated on January 4, 2018
All adaptive reuse pieces are designed and fabricated entirely by Christine Terrell in Austin, Texas. Individual pieces are either limited edition or completely one-of-a-kind.

All designs are protected under US copyright law.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 21 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)
It's important to me that you love your piece(s). If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, please contact me so we can figure out how to make things right.

Occasionally, pieces can get damaged or a jump ring can fail. If something happens to your adaptive reuse piece, please contact me. Often I can make repairs or replacements so you can get back to wearing your upcycled bling!
Payment
PayPal is my preferred payment method. If time is NOT of the essence, checks and money orders are also fine. I will ship your order upon receipt of payment.

Sales tax will be added to all Texas orders.
Shipping
I generally ship via USPS with a delivery confirmation and insurance if the package is valued over $50. If you prefer a different method, please get in touch with me PRIOR TO PURCHASING so I may properly adjust your shipping information and costs.

As a matter of philosophy, I don't overly package my pieces. Generally, I wrap the piece in tissue and place it in a kraft pillow box. That usually goes in a used manilla bubble mailer passed on from a friend. It doesn't always look pristine, but I feel it's important to use stuff up. If you're purchasing an item as a gift, I am happy to include a note or gift tag with your sentiments and package the piece in a fancier manner. Just leave me a message in the "Notes to Seller" box or contact me once you've made your purchase.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you see a style you like, but want different colors, or have an interest in a specific theme (like The Beatles, Hello Kitty, Looney Toons, Elvis, etc) just ask. I'm happy to create custom pieces just for you. Email me at christine [AT] adaptivereuser.com
or convo me and we can get started.

Wholesale is an option for certain lines. Contact me for specifics and a current schedule.