Giveaway! – Hand Painted Leo Zodiac Constellation Locket Necklace

WIN IT! Hand Painted Leo Constellation Locket Necklace

 

Happy Birthday to all those born under the constellation Leo – July 22nd through August 21st!

 

I’m a Leo myself, so I thought I’d share the fun and have a little giveaway. From now until August 1st, you can enter to win your own hand-painted tiny constellation locket, featuring the Leo constellation! I hand paint the design onto a petite vintage brass locket, and finish it with a protective jeweler’s resin for a glossy shine. Your locket will arrive on an antiqued brass chain, in your choice of length up to 20-inches long.

 

To Enter:

You can enter up to two times ..

1. For the first (qualifying) entry, please leave a comment on this post and tell me your favorite quality or trait about the Leo in your life that you’ll be giving the locket to – of course, it can be about yourself, if you’re keeping it. :)

2. For an additional second entry, Pin either this blog giveaway page you’re on, or this Leo constellation locket product page onto your Pinterest board. Comment back here with the link to your Pin.  (You must complete the first qualifying entry before you do this 2nd one!)

Entries must be received by 10am PST August 1, 2014. Giveaway valid for US mailing addresses only. The winner will be selected by a random number generator around noon 8/1. Good luck!

 

Time’s up! The winning number has been randomly selected. Congrats, Jessica!

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Dictionary Lockets for Fall

I’ve been having a lot of fun lately searching through my dictionary cut-outs for seasonal images. Summer themes included all things nautical (lighthouses, mermaids, jellyfish, etc.) and it’s only right that I started finding images for Fall!

Here’s what I have so far:

Dictionary Locket - Belfry

Belfry Dictionary Locket Necklace

http://www.etsy.com/listing/78677470/belfry-web-dictionary-locket-necklace

Dictionary Locket - Raven

Raven Dictionary Locket Necklace

http://www.etsy.com/listing/78627029/raven-dictionary-illustration-vintage

Dictionary Locket - Spider Web

Spider Web Dictionary Locket Necklace

http://www.etsy.com/listing/78674995/spider-web-dictionary-locket-necklace

Dictionary Locket - Vampire Bat

Vampire Bat Dictionary Locket Necklace

 http://www.etsy.com/listing/78622315/vampire-bat-dictionary-illustration

 

I still have another belfry and bat on hand (although the images are different) but the subject matter for these is typically one of a kind.

One of the best parts about these (in my opinion) is the size of the locket! They’re vintage “new old” stock, which means they were manufactured over 20 years ago and not previously used for anything else before I obtained them. Sometimes manufacturers over-produce, or go out of business. Their leftover materials/merchandise ends up sitting around in boxes in a warehouse somewhere until they are discovered and brought to life! The signs of wear/aging are an affect from the environment they were previously stored in. I do polish the lockets a little bit to remove some of the grime, but like to leave some of the tarnish.

The downside? There’s a limited supply of vintage lockets in this size, and once they’re gone.. well, they’re gone!