Thursday, August 9, 2007
As seen on Boing Boing, this is a digital camera disguised an antique locket. I'm not sure why it was made, but that doesn't take away from the coolness. As many bloggers have pointed out, it is a tad large for every girl to pull off, but I'm sure there's a hipster in Williamsburg who has some bizarre outfit just waiting for this to create perfection.
But this leads me nicely into today's post, which is about lockets! I have always loved lockets and can't see myself not loving them in the future. Even if you have a brand new locket, the whole idea carries this lovely history: little Victorian girls getting their first piece of jewelry, Civil War fiancees carrying a photo of their beloved next to their heart.
Victorian Diamond and Pearl Locket
Large Victorian Opal and Seed Pearl Locket
I couldn't find much on the history of lockets (Wikipedia, how could you let me down?), but it always seemed like they were a pretty personal experience. Containing photographs of your loved ones, maybe the people you hope will love you back? Over the years, I have received and lost several lockets and I've never put a photo in them. I'm not sure why; maybe because the pictures (or the people) were not right enough... I've been looking for about five years now; I'm trying to find a locket that suits me perfectly. In the meantime, here are some contemporary lockets:
Daffodil Embossed Locket
Silver Heart Locket
Wish Locket... Holds a wish! Sadly, this one is sold out, but the following one from Alex Monroe is similar and holds a bird--who needs wishes anyhow?:
Alex Monroe Filigree Locket
And another Alex Monroe (c'mon, you know he's one of my faves)
Lace Fern Locket
FYI: His pieces are priced in Pounds, so you will have to figure out currency exchange on your own as it basically changes by the hour.
Silver and Glass Locket, which can be filled with more than pictures. $42
Tanzanite and Diamond Locket, on clearance for a mere $479.20
Also unavailable, but I loved the design. I've seen this Damascene style on ebay before, so it might not be too hard to find.
I'm out of pictures!