eaststreettins

artisan hand made tin jewelry

Skaneateles, New York · 625 Sales

eaststreettins

artisan hand made tin jewelry

Skaneateles, New York 625 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(197)

Shop owner

Betsy Sio

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Announcement   Looking for an unusual gift...you've found it here...tin jewelry: one of a kind artisan pieces and tin is the symbol of the 10th wedding anniversary. Humble materials, uncommon jewelry: jewelry with a nod to the environment: recycled, repurposed artisan tin jewelry made with cold connections. Everything on the site is ready to ship!

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Last updated on Jan 11, 2018

Looking for an unusual gift...you've found it here...tin jewelry: one of a kind artisan pieces and tin is the symbol of the 10th wedding anniversary. Humble materials, uncommon jewelry: jewelry with a nod to the environment: recycled, repurposed artisan tin jewelry made with cold connections. Everything on the site is ready to ship!

Betsy Sio

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5 out of 5 stars
(197)
Baseballdiva

Baseballdiva on Jun 6, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

The earrings were exactly what I hoped they'd be. Betsy is wonderful to work with.

Carol

Carol on Jun 5, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

These adorable earrings are my new favorite. Even though they are long they are incredibly light. I’m very happy with my purchase.

Carol

Carol on Jun 5, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

It fascinates me that this artist creates wonderful jewelry out of ordinary tin objects. This cuff is far from ordinary. It is colorful, graphic and is a statement piece. I love it!

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About

Artisan Jewelry with a Nod to Reusing

My parents made things. I was surrounded by it growing up: slipcovers and clothing, kitchen cabinets and furniture. Tools were important objects in my home. During high school, I learned the rudiments of jewelry fabrication, casting and working with sheet metal. Alas, my college did not have a jewelry department but I graduated with a degree in Fine Arts.

Fast forward through many years as a middle school art teacher, there was not a medium I did not touch or teach. Design, texture, and color continued to be the hallmarks of my artwork.

A class at Haystack School of Arts with Ellen Weiske brought me back to my jewelry roots and awakened a desire to work in that genre. Two more of their classes gave me the basis to create wearable pieces using traditional metal fabrication techniques. I especially love using the humble materials to create artisan jewelry that is colorful and playful.

My jewelry is made with cold connections but I am hoping to expand into using some soldering in 2014.

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  • Betsy Sio

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Tin Finder. Metalsmith

    Color, texture, and design are important in everything we use and wear.

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