Repurpose vintage tins

One of my favorite things to do is make necklaces. Each one out of natural stones. From Turquoise, Coral, Jasper's, Jade, you name it. A few days ago 9 friends gathered for a birthday celebration for 4 of us. Summer is here and wouldn't it be fun to give everyone a new necklace. No one expected this, so made it even more fun.
Using the shredder, I put tissue paper in and shredded it. Makes for a fun colored filling.
It was fun watching as they opened their box. A dyed Jasper.
Variegated Jade in quite an unusual box.
Natural Fossil Coral in a Barbie lunch box.
Look around. There are all kinds of boxes. Use them for different occasions. Keep a few on hand which is how this idea came about. This necklace is Coral.
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  • Woo2317392 Woo2317392 on Aug 07, 2016
    Great idea, very special gift! My question-where do you get your stones? Thanks.

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  • Gini Gini on Aug 07, 2016
    I live in Tucson where we have the World's largest gem show. Vendors from all over the world come here and bring their wares which include a little bit of everything. Or should I say a whole lot of everything. It is truly amazing. I have not been doing a lot of necklaces lately and infact starting to sell off stock if you are interested. Just let me know.