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Lockets of Love

Posted: January 12th, 2010 | Author: Katie | Filed under: Simple Solutions |

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When I saw these necklaces in Chasing Fireflies, something just hit me. Do you have that feeling? You just know it was made just for you and you will pay any amount to have it?!! Please don’t tell me I’m the only one that gets that rush…Oh right, then the price tag hits me back into reality…

So I go to my next best source, Etsy. And I find these beauties, but still above what I wanted to spend.

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So I go into ‘make them on my own mode’ –sometimes on things like this — it is my last mode because I want them to be perfect. Funny thing is, I don’t even wear necklaces. Pretty much ever.

Then, out of the blue, I was given a locket from my grandma with pictures that she had of me and my brother.

It was a sign that I was to convert them into a treasured keepsake.

So I started playing with ideas. I used my silhouettes that I had from my sharpie silhouettes and sent them to a friend that did her magic. Yes, that is really all I can give you because other than making them beautifully perfect - I have no idea what she did. (Really, I’m guessing using PhotoShop she shrunk them, filled them in and placed them on a white background) Thank you again Grace!

I then cut them and placed them in the locket that I had monogrammed with the boys initials.

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I was so in love with the look that when I saw this locket ornament at Pottery Barn the day after Christmas, that I had to buy it. I ended up using the same pictures (except enlarged) and placed them in it.

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Now I have a Christmas ornament hanging in my bathroom…who knew? I told ya ornaments can be year round!

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Where do you have yours hanging?!

♥ Katie


2 Comments on “Lockets of Love”

  1. 1 Andrea said at 4:46 pm on January 12th, 2010:

    I simply LOVE this. I might have to revisit your instructions on how to do the silhouettes thing. I have a locket that I just never had a picture small enough to fit in it.

  2. 2 Cheri Peoples said at 12:06 am on January 16th, 2010:

    Those are adorable. I would love to have you post these on my Monday party.
    Cheri


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