Ageless Heirlooms

From Lauren's Workbench: Antique Lockets

90% of the time when I find antique lockets, they are without a chain.  This makes sense because when lockets were bought in the Victorian era and beyond, most of the time they came without a chain.  Chains accented with jeweled slides were sold seperately and were easily interchanged with different fobs, charms, and lockets.  

So what do I do? I take old broken vintage necklaces and other beads and findings and add my own chain.  It is fun to personalize your locket this way and oftentimes it gives an old locket a new and modern feel.


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1 comment

Penny May 1, 2010 at 1:35 pm

I just wanted to comment on the way you take broken jewelry and make your own creations. I have done this for years. I go to estate, yard, and garage sales to find broken jewelry just for this purpose. It has been my passion since I was in my early teens. But now in my 50s my hands (arthritis) limits me, makes me sad because I am very creative and want to do it everyday, but I do it in bits and pieces now, lol.
You have some very beautiful items on your site. I love browsing old jewelry and the like.


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