Thursday, January 27, 2011

State Souvenir Trays

I come across these every now and then. I bought the first few thinking I would actually cut them up for jewelry, but I never quite had the heart to do it. There's something so great about them. That greatness is hard to capture in a one inch circle. I need to come up with a design that shows off larger swaths of the tin, then maybe I can cut into the first one.
I also happen upon the matching coasters once in a while as well. I finally bit the bullet a year or so ago and made one of those into a necklace. It's been a pretty good seller, but I think that's because it's of Texas. I have a couple of coasters of Michigan, but somehow, I just don't see Michiganers (Michiganies? Michiganites?) wearing an image of their state around their neck.

You can see more of the trays in my flickr pool. I'm shooting for all 50 by the end of the year. A girl's gotta dream, right?

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