Thrifting Thursday 9-26-13 Repurposed Tins
|Candy tins, 1928 jewelry tin, and a pretty floral canister tin|
Welcome Thrifty Friends~ Today's Thrifting Thursday revolves around those fun retro/vintage tins that are so common in charity shops. I've seen a number of tutorials, Pinterest pins and a bit of flotsam and jetsam out there on the internet regarding different uses for them.
I spent $3.02 on today's finds and as you can imagine the
cheapskate frugal girl in me was happy.
After a good wipe down I selected the floral canister and with my trusty metal shears in hand I began CAREFULLY cutting apart the can at the side seam.
[ PLEASE USE CAUTION when attempting any metal cutting, let this be a stern warning, it will give you a nasty cut if you are not extremely careful]
Once the wall was removed from the base, I used my trusty nylon hammer and my bench block to gently flatten out the sheet.
Once flat, I used my most awesome Swanstrom disc cutter to cut out a few circles. It cuts like butter...
Here's a good video by Rio Grande if you are interested to see how it works.
I cut one long row's worth and had 7 discs to choose from.
I filed and sanded the edges till smooth and even dapped one pair.
A couple of low tarnish, handmade copper ear wires and some faceted crystals and Voila~
Thanks for spending your time here. I ALWAYS appreciate you.
I plan to do some more with this and I have a new, high quality, metal dapping set on my birthday wish list so I will certainly do some more with this medium. I'm thinking a matching necklace and bracelet are next up.
Have a great weekend,