I love the interesting patterns that vintage tins provide! Just about any sort of tin can be used - spice, tea, tobacco, candy and metal tape measures as well as vintage watch faces. All are assembled using tiny brass nuts and bolts known as microfasteners.
Go to www.artandsoultretreat.com to sign up for a workshop on creating pendants of tins (they can be worn as pins also). I will be teaching this workshop at Art and Soul Portland on Friday evening, October 8, 2010.