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christineterrell

Boho modern tin jewelry from upcycled vintage tins.

San Marcos, Texas

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Announcement    **Full line available at adaptivereuser.com** Ethical adornment for bohemians, mavericks, individualists & iconoclasts. Each fun, one-of-a-kind piece of adaptive reuse upcycled tin jewelry is individually handcrafted from locally sourced, free-range decorative tins by Christine Terrell in San Marcos, Texas.

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Announcement

Last updated on Feb 21, 2021

**Full line available at adaptivereuser.com** Ethical adornment for bohemians, mavericks, individualists & iconoclasts. Each fun, one-of-a-kind piece of adaptive reuse upcycled tin jewelry is individually handcrafted from locally sourced, free-range decorative tins by Christine Terrell in San Marcos, Texas.

Get good things, earring giveaways and special deals first at bit.ly/6GoodThings

Follow me @christineterrell on IG & @adaptivereuser on FB

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All designs protected under US copyright law.
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About christineterrell

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Video summary: adaptive reuse creates ethical adornment for bohemians, mavericks, individualists & iconoclasts from upcycled tins.

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 June 14, 2018
All adaptive reuse pieces are designed and fabricated entirely by Christine Terrell in San Marcos, Texas. Individual pieces are either limited edition or completely one-of-a-kind.

All designs are protected under US copyright law.

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: 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
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
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
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 $100. 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 glassine and place it in a kraft pillow box with a natural wired ribbon. I recently upgraded to eco friendly bubble mailers that are designed to be reused at least once. If you're purchasing an item as a gift, I am happy to include a note or gift tag with your sentiments. 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.