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Janice on Jan 23, 20234 out of 5 stars
These are even better in person, simply the most interesting and creative, love Betsy’s style of ear earring in the pair are similar but different, this pair with the red and the heart are very Valentine’s Day yet fun for any day! Talented artist for sure and no problem changing out ear wires for lever backs, all I had to do was ask. Love my purchase.
Kim on Jan 20, 20235 out of 5 stars
Beautiful craftsmanship - even better in person than the pictures. Great size and virtually weightless. Love ‘em!
Hollis on Jan 8, 20235 out of 5 stars
Fantastic earrings every time. My mom had been seeking the perfect lightweight periwinkle earrings forever and these made her so happy.
C on Dec 20, 20225 out of 5 stars
Beautiful item. Perfect transaction in every way. Thank you very much!
Heather on Dec 14, 20225 out of 5 stars
Always a favorite! Beautiful… high quality as always! Super fast shipping!
Michelle on Dec 5, 20225 out of 5 stars
These are my new favorite earings. They are very unique and go with everything.
Janice on Dec 2, 20225 out of 5 stars
Asked to switch out ear wires for lever backs, no problem. Packaging is very nice, cute ribbon tied cardboard box. And the earrings, PERFECT! Exactly as shown and better! Was looking for vintage tin earrings in black and white, very little out there, but this was worth my wait. Well made as well! Thank you!
Cathy on Nov 8, 20225 out of 5 stars
Theses earrings are delightful - just like the others that I've bought from Besty. They flash whimsically in the light, are of playful (and very light) design, come in a variety of "tea tin" designs and add bounce to my day. They also arrived very quickly and well-packaged. Highly recommended. A+.
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.
Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Tin Finder. Metalsmith
Color, texture, and design are important in everything we use and wear.