christineterrell

Modern art jewelry made from upcycled decorative tins

Texas, United States · 423 Sales

christineterrell

Modern art jewelry made from upcycled decorative tins

Texas, United States 423 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(116)

Announcement   **FREE US SHIPPING!** adaptive reuse creates new lives for lonely and abandoned decorative tins as contemporary art jewelry and accessories. Each piece is hand crafted and one-of-a-kind. From earrings and necklaces to belt buckles and cuff links, the adaptive reuse line is filled with upcycled goodness. Find more details about the materials and processes in my profile or on my websites:

www.adaptivereuser.com or www.christineblogs.com

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All designs protected under US copyright law.
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Announcement
Last updated on Feb 2, 2016

**FREE US SHIPPING!** adaptive reuse creates new lives for lonely and abandoned decorative tins as contemporary art jewelry and accessories. Each piece is hand crafted and one-of-a-kind. From earrings and necklaces to belt buckles and cuff links, the adaptive reuse line is filled with upcycled goodness. Find more details about the materials and processes in my profile or on my websites:

www.adaptivereuser.com or www.christineblogs.com

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All designs protected under US copyright law.
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Christine Terrell

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Christine Terrell

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(116)
Kimberly Farrow

Kimberly Farrow on Jun 16, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

My niece loves these! Super fast shipping and high quality product. I will be buying more!

AfroLove

AfroLove on Mar 31, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Beautifully, artistically, ethically made. Fast ship. Thank you!

AfroLove

AfroLove on Mar 31, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Beautifully, artistically, ethically made. Fast ship. Thank you!

AfroLove

AfroLove on Mar 31, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Beautifully, artistically, ethically made. Fast ship. Thank you!

llongserre

llongserre on Mar 5, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I love these earrings. So unique and a perfect birthday gift for my friend. Can't wait to give them to her. Always an excellent experience working with Christine. Thank you!

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About

It's Tintastic!

I’m especially drawn to materials that are decidedly not precious--things some might even consider to be trash. In this vein, my current work is primarily concerned with 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.

The variety within the raw material is almost limitless, so I have focused largely on circles as a unifying theme, but as I grow in the work, I am also exploring different shapes and more complex constructions. It is by far the most engaging work I've ever done. I can't wait to see where it will next take me.

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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 February 5, 2011
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
  • Money Order
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.
Refunds and Exchanges
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!
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.