Blue Thistle Locket
This thistle necklace features an antique brass locket which has darkened over time to a deep antique gold or bronze colour. I have added a brass thistle which has been treated and handpainted to bring out beautiful tones of delicate cornflower blue and gold. Each are hand painted in our Edinburgh studio and no two are quite the same!
The thistle locket measures 30mm across and has a perfectly working clasp. It's finished with some chain in coordinating antique brass with a lobster clasp. The thistle charm has been carefully varnished with a matte sealant to protect the patina.
The necklace is available in a choice of chain lengths. Please refer to my illustration for a guide to how these lengths might look when worn.
This piece of jewellery comes in a little 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, ununsual 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 3 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 3 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!
Every Product Plants One Tree!
So many of our designs are inspired by the beauty of the natural world. Silk Purse, Sow’s Ear has partnered with OneTreePlanted.org to plant one tree for every piece of jewellery we sell.