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

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

Dictionary Locket - Raven

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

Dictionary Locket - Spider Web

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

Dictionary Locket - Vampire Bat

 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!

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