Open Locket Necklace

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Have you heard of open glass lockets, or living lockets?  They typically are filled with small flat charms to symbolize the things you love but I wanted to try something different.  The necklace has a strong magnetic closure so items can easily be changed out.

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The packaging the locked arrived in was sweet.

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I have always been fond of lockets, so when I was browsing the personalized gift items from UncommonGoods, I saw this fillable open glass locket and was intrigued.  Think of all the things you could put in it – a little sand and small seashells from the beach, a small flower from your favorite field…  My mind was swirling with ideas for it – items different than small charms that bounce around and something everyone could see without having to open the locket.  I Googled ideas and read some put a piece of their wedding dress and flowers from their bouquet – good idea if I had known about this years ago!  I decided not to go with my dad’s suggestion of a bug (very funny dad), and text my girlfriend Kate for help.

Liberty London fabric?” she text back.

Winner winner chicken dinner.

I ironed on interface fabric to make the very delicate Liberty London fabric a bit more study, then cut out a circle.

Then I went through family photos and later found myself sobbing hysterically on the living room floor over how much I miss my parents, being small, and California.  I found a cute shot of my little brother and my parents when we were in Hawaii.  Don’t ask me where I was, probably standing next to my grandma who was taking the photo.  I figured the photo was perfect, if I had me in it I’d probably cry every time I looked at the photo – I’m in one of those highly sentimental family moods as of lately.

glass-locket-uncommon-goods-5 glass-locket-uncommon-goods-4 Open Glass Locket from UncommonGoods, $49

I love the modernness and simplicity of it. What a sweet gift too – if you’re looking for a unique selection of modern anniversary gifts, visit the site’s products which is sorted by year.

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With every purchase made, UncommonGoods donates $1 to a non-profit of your choice.   Since they started giving 12 years ago, over $700,000 has been donated to charities around the world.  You can also take a peek into their creative studio and check out UncommonGoods site for more fun gifts for you or someone else.

Thanks UncommonGoods for sponsoring this post.

Diana Elizabeth is an author, photographer, and obsessive antique shopper. You can typically find her in her garden wrist deep in dirt, at a local estate sale or planning her next epic party.

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