For Emily Hickman, the passion to create uniquely beautiful jewelry started as a small child making rings from aluminum foil and rhinestones, to metalsmithing in high school. She studied jewelry fabrication at North Seattle Community College and at Danaca Design Metal Crafting Center, taking as many classes as she could to rapidly perfect her skills.
“I started collecting vintage tins because I loved their brilliant colors and intricate designs and patterns. The natural evolution of my tin collecting was for them to become a part of my jewelry. With this jewelry line, I have found a way to combine my love of metalsmithing, estate sales, vintage tin collecting, vibrant colors, gorgeous patterns, and whimsy. Cutting up that first tin was hard for me, but I had a beautiful repurposed future in mind for it. I handcraft all of the jewelry in this line in my 4th floor Seattle studio. I hope to bring a little fun and joy into the lives of those who wear my jewelry.”
Because Emily works with upcycled tin, there might occasionally be small scratches or tiny rust spots, but this only adds to the vintage feel and beauty of the piece.