Cartwheel Locket

This beautiful vintage locket is made from gold plated brass in a slightly oversized oval. The front of the locket is textured brass with a stylised star shape etched onto the centre. The brass has deepened in colour over time to a rich gold colour, which looks great with the mellow copper tones of the locket inside.

The locket is oval in shape and is a good size, measuring 45mm (around two inches) long - perfect for showing off your favourite pictures inside! This is a vintage locket which may have a few tiny age spots here and there. We love these tiny imperfections but, if you wish, they can easily be cleaned off to restore the brass to a bright yellow gold.

This vintage star locket comes in a choice of different lengths. Please refer to my illustration for a better idea of how necklace lengths will look.

This piece of handmade jewellery comes packaged in a nice recycled gift box with a handmade tag, all ready to give or keep.


We can personalise this locket for you, using a carefully designed technique to transfer your photographs onto the metal of the pendant itself, for a really soft and unique vintage effect. Parts of your image will merge with the golden brass behind, creating a very beautiful, unusual and ethereal look.

After checkout, all you need to do is Etsy message me your two chosen images (or words), in the best resolution you have, and I will take care of the rest! In terms of picture quality, most photos taken on smartphones will be perfectly fine!

Please bear in mind that the photos will be trimmed to a circular shape to fit in this locket... so some background space is useful! Please allow 4 days for preparation and dispatch of your locket.

Some Tips for Choosing a Good Photo:
- Consider the shape of the locket, and how your photo might fit into that shape.
- Some background (not necessarily a lot!) is helpful - it might be difficult to work with a photo which is cropped very closely.
- Very pale, 'washed out' or overexposed images won't work very well.

Please allow up to 4 days for your locket to be made.

This piece of handmade jewellery comes packaged in a nice recycled gift box with a handmade tag, all ready to give or keep.

All Silk Purse, Sow’s Ear packaging is made from recycled and biodegradable materials … even the bubble wrap!

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