We use colouful printed biscuit tins, tea caddies, sweet and toffee tins in our designs. Friends and family give us lots of them, especially after Christmas, UK manufacturers donate their damaged tins to us and we buy more from antique shops and auction sites.
We also use scrap aluminium to upcycle into beautiful jewellery as an environmentally friendly alternative to silver.
When you place your order from us the jobsheet is taken through to the workshop and given to one of our 4 jewellery makers who will use a punch and die to carefully cut the heart from the tin. The piece is carefully sanded with a fine textured emery block and a small drill is used to make the hole for the earwire. After this process the piece is assembled by another maker who adds the sterling earwires and any crystals or pearls that are needed to complete the earrings. Finally they is carefully checked, wrapped and posted . Every piece of jewellery is as unique and individual as the person that will receive it.
We recycle our plastic, card, glass & paper. We also recycle all our off-cuts of tin and aluminium. We use local companies for our printing, packaging materials, tools, stationery and consumables which saves road miles! Our card gift boxes are supplied by eco-craft, a British company specializing in recycling materials. We source as many of our components as possible in the UK, saving air miles! Our silver jewellery findings are from British companies.
Please take care of your jewellery by polishing silver with a silver cloth and keeping tin away from water.