Fall Tree Tin Lithograph Dome & Wooden Bead Earrings

Pauline's Jewelry Box - Mary Nelson

Fall Tree Tin Lithograph Dome & Wooden Bead Earrings


I made these earrings out of discs I cut from 2 different vintage lithograph tin scrap items & then domed, plus wooden beads from a broken vintage necklace.  Lithography is a method of printing that dates back to the 1790s.  During the early & mid-20th century, lithography was used to produce brightly colored tin that was used in toys, TV trays, lunch boxes, candy containers, doll houses & other items.  The earrings measure 1.5” from the base of the earring wires which are niobium.