Vintage Toleware Tin Necklace - Enchanting, upcycled floral red Toleware pattern pendant created from an old vintage tin tea box that (being a little worse for wear in places), was destined for land-fill. A perfect gift for anyone on their 10th anniversary with deep Autumn hues.
Using a hammer and punch, I've saved the beautiful red and cream flowers and green leaves from an old Toleware tin and cut into a teardrop shape. It sits on a chunky sterling silver wire which features a red glazed ceramic pumpkin shaped bead and multi-faced amber and milk Czech glass bead. And to add a final point of pizzazz, I've decorated the edge with red and green glass beads which jangle delicately.
Tole painting is a form of folk art and the term tôle is derived from the French tôle peinte, "painted sheet metal" in which stenciling and gilding often features, although rarely on a red background. This form of folk art gained popularity in 18th century New England with tôle painting being used on shades for bouilotte lamps, trays and lidded canisters. It is now more commonly associated with Canal Barge Art and can often be seen adorning narrow boats and gypsy caravans.
The hand cut tole flower teardrop is 3 cm tall and overall the pendant is 7.5 cm long, filed and sanded by hand and then given a protective coat of coconut oil. It sits on a chain in your choice of length. For a handy guide to choosing the right necklace length for you, please visit:
Delivered in a rustic hand-stamped recycled paper gift box wrapped and tied with twine, so you don't need to re-wrap your item if it is a present. I can also add a FREE hand-written gift card with your special message to the recipient. Please convo me or include your words of wisdom in the message section at checkout.
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Materials: Glass, Silver.