A client asked me to make her some tin jewelry with poodles in it because she had some adorable poodles.
Not finding any poodle tin in my collection, I went shopping on the internet and found these poodle tin children's toys. (www.orphanedtreasures.etsy.com)
I purchased them and started working on the jewelry: earrings and a bracelet. My first attempts came out like this:
Although she liked the earrings, I changed them a bit match the poodle colors a bit more. The bracelet was just a bit too wide to work well as a cuff. So back to the studio and the 2nd design came out so much better:
I learned more about construction and she really liked the results.