Thursday, March 31, 2011
Above: Recycled vintage tin jewellery
Kate Hamilton-Hunter uses recycled biscuit tins, tea caddies, sweet tins, toffee and tobacco tins in her jewellery designs. After 4 years in college and five years teaching Art & Design, a career change was brought about for Kate through the discovery of metal. She started with aluminium, copper and brass, but she soon discovered a new material to make jewellery from – recycled and reclaimed biscuit tins. Kate says "Friends and family give us lots of them, especially after Christmas, and we buy more from charity shops, antique shops and bay." Next time you have a Spring clean, don't throw away any old tis that you think Kate could use! send them over to her studio.
Above: Recycled vintage tin cuff-links
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