“The story behind “Old Tin Roof“… Yukon artist, Esther Winter has combined the beautiful richness of recycled antique roof tin with other materials such as copper and sterling silver to create this unique jewellery.
The antique tin roof was originally an “Imperial Gasoline Can”. In the 1920’s, the can was flattened and recycled to make a roof for the log cabin pictured below. This historic cabin situated on the artist’s property in Mayo, Yukon was leaning precariously and had to be dismantled. Esther saved the tin roof and has recycled it a second time in this beautiful jewellery!
The names chosen for the Old Tin Roof jewellery pieces are names of actual women who lived in the Mayo area during the early 1900’s.”
This may be one of my most favorite reviews ever. I found Esther and her company Old Tin Roof when I was given the opportunity to do another TV review this time with Earth Friendly products. I really wanted to find Canadian companies to work with and Old Tin Roof came up in my searches.
I was taken in by this story of how the Jewellery came about and how it’s not only recycled by recycled-recycled. Taken from an old gas can, turned into a tin roof and now made into the most beautiful jewellery I’ve come in contact with.
I received the Jessica set. It came with earrings and a necklace. I also received an extender for the necklace (you can purchase them from her site as well when you order). Since I’ve gotten my jewellery I haven’t stopped looking at it. And I’m not afraid to share with total strangers about them and it’s story.
The copper paired up with the tin really makes the pieces stand out even more.
This week is Earthday and I highly recommend celebrating it by purchasing for yourself or your loved one an Old Tin Roof piece of jewellery.
* Disclaimer / Disclosure: I received a free sample to facilitate my review. This post reflects my honest, personal opinion and experience with the product which may differ from yours. Product information courtesy of the sponsor. No monetary compensation was provided for this post.