Large Blue Thistle Locket


This great thistle necklace features an oversized vintage brass locket that's tarnished to a great deep gold colour. I have added a brass thistle that's been carefully hand painted to bring out beautiful tones of cornflower blue and gold.

Each is hand made in our Scottish studio and no two lockets are quite the same!

The chain is a rosy, coppery brass which coordinates brilliantly with the inlaid copper detail inside the locket.

The locket oversized at 70mm (well over two inches) long with a perfectly working clasp. Please bear in mind the size of the locket when choosing your chain length.

This thistle pendant is available in different length options. Please refer to my illustration for a better idea of how necklace lengths will look.



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 10 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!

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