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Locket #631 Diamond wood
Bail: Sterling Silver (For solid 14 Ct yellow or white gold add $20)
Butterfly: Inlayed White Epoxy
Style: Slim
Necklace: Not included (See below)
Made by: Illusion Lockets LLC, in Idaho USA
Patent Pending

Note: The silver bail shown is not glued in place. If you want a gold bail go ahead and send me an email saying you want the gold bail ($20 additional charge). Also let me know if you want any of the necklaces. I will then send you an invoice for the corrected price and then you can pay for it. Please allow 2-3 days for me to glue the bail in place and polish the locket prior to shipment.

Each locket is unique so we post pictures of every locket so that you can see the fit and finish of the exact locket you are buying. The locket # is engraved under the picture.

All of the rotation mechanisms in our lockets are made of metal. You can twist and open the lockets all you want without fear of them breaking, wearing out or becoming loose. Each locket contains 10 magnets that snap the locket together in a magical way as you rotate it between the oval and heart shape and close it after viewing the pictures. Our lockets will not partially twist while you are wearing them because the magnets lock them into position. They are also self aligning and don't require you to fiddle with them to get them in the exact position to be able to transform them. Each locket contains 5 positioning balls that work in conjunction with the 5 pair of magnets to exactly position the locket pieces together for smooth reliable transformation. We use CNC machining equipment to get the precise fit and function of our lockets. It would be impossible to make such a high quality locket otherwise. Each locket is hand assembled, sanded and polished requiring many hours of labor.

We have been selling these lockets for over 6 years and with over 3000 sales they have proven to be very robust and reliable. We stand behind them with a 2 year warranty and they should last for generations. You can buy our lockets with confidence knowing that they will not break and are proven in the field.

Warning: This locket contains magnets and may have an effect on the operation of a pacemaker, implantable cardioverter defibrillator or similar device. Consult with your physician before wearing if you have one of these devises.


Here is a sample of what some of my customers have said:

Thank you for making such beautiful lockets! It is made with unbelievable precision and I'm so thrilled with the purchase. Many times I have been disappointed by other products because by the time I get to hold them in my hands they feel and look completely different from what I had expected. Not your locket. It is everything I expected and more! (I'm very picky.) I love that you thought of every little aspect of the locket and how it functions. It feels so smooth in my hand, I can't stop holding and playing with it.

Today is my graduation day, and for my graduation gift, my father bought me one of your crafted lockets. I absolutely love it, and in all honestly, I keep twisting it and opening it and playing with it. I cannot wait to show it off. Once I returned home from graduation I immediately put my chosen photos in, and it was absolutely easy to do with the instructions you provided. I just wanted to thank you for making it and for putting so much time and effort into making it, as well as providing instructions and the hole punch to make it easier to install the pictures.

I received locket #638 today. I honestly express how excellent it is, simply stunning. It looked great in the pictures but it is even better in person. I am amazed at how intricate it is and how well it all fits together. This is definitely something special and my girlfriend is going to love it! Thank you so much!

I can't say enough about the service of the seller and the quality of product. These lockets are truly pieces of fine art. With the originality and craftsmanship that goes into these things, it's hard to believe they only cost as much as they do.

Ingenious! Beautiful craftsmanship! Beautiful wood! What an original! Thanks so much for this locket; I love it!!

I just had to write to thank you for making such beautiful pieces! Absolutely amazing!
I'm sure you hear this all the time but you are SO talented. One day I'll pass my locket along to my beautiful daughter and she will pass it along to her child. that's priceless to me. Thank you! I loved it so much that I had to show my sister, who couldn't resist buying one either! A million thanks!

WOW I just got it in the mail today! It crazy that you were able to make it so small. Worth every penny. Thank You!

Wonderful gifts! This is my third locket, I know they will be cherished!

I am amazed by your craftsmanship and inventive skills, simply amazing, and the first time I saw Illusionist the movie, I thought to my self I must have one of those! But yours is so much better than the one in the movie.

I received your locket today. It's beautiful, and exceeds my expectations. The mechanism is fascinating and exquisitely made. You really have come up with a very clever and attractive solution to the Illusionist challenge. I've looked at a lot of others on the internet, and they really are poor attempts. The inclusion of the photo punch really sets this apart as a generous deal from a true craftsman. Thank you once again.

INCREDIBLE! I am speechless! Impeccable design, craftsmanship and packaging.

Just wanted to let you know that the locket was a hit! She loved it and the moment was full of smiles, laughter and tears! Here are a couple of pictures to share with you. Enjoy and many thanks. My 1st year Anniversary would have not been the same without the locket!

Even better in person than on the add. Excellent craftsmanship. Very happy!!!

Fantastic workmanship, wonderful locket. My girlfriend cried

This is the most beautiful piece of workmanship I have ever seen. Thank You

I was fascinated myself by the amazingly clever design that apparently even Hollywood Design teams couldn't figure out! Personally I find your design much more attractive!

This is absolutely the most amazing piece of artistic jewelry I have seen in years! I chose this locket over pearls!

Beautiful locket made with a watchmakers precision. A one of a kind treasure!

The most beautiful piece of jewelry I have ever had! Even more beautiful in person!

Congratulations, your locket is better than the Illusionist’s one! And very precisely made, I’m really amazed! Very, very clever.


All of my lockets come with a nice pendent box, certificate of authenticity, double sided tape and a custom made picture punch to punch your photo to the exact size to fit the locket. It also comes with detailed instructions of operation and how to install your pictures into the locket.

The locket is 1.4” tall X 0.7” wide X 0.6” thick (35.5 X 17.8 X 15.2 mm) and opens to display two large non-split pictures 0.51” (13 mm) in diameter, one is displayed in the oval position and the other in the heart position. The hole dia in the bail is 0.16” (4 mm) to accept many necklace sizes. The locket is very small. Please observe the size of the fingers relative to the locket in the video below.

Please view my other lockets for sale by visiting my shop "Illusion Lockets"

Please watch this 50 second video of a sample locket:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wi0p3gUVamI

I am now offering a variety of 18 inch long necklaces for the buyer to purchase:

Gold necklaces available:
 Solid 14 Ct Gold Lobster Clasp – 1.5 mm Natural, Brown or Black Leather - $25
 Gold Plated – Fancy Link Chain - $5
 Gold Plated – Nugget Chain - $5

Silver Necklaces available:
 Sterling Silver Lobster Clasp – 1.5 mm Natural, Brown or Black Leather - $10
 Silver Plated – Nugget Chain - $5

Charge for international shipping by US Express International mail: $35,
Idaho, USA residents add 6% for sales tax
International Buyers – Please Note:
• Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges. These charges are the buyer's responsibility.
• Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to buying.
• These charges are normally collected by the delivering freight (shipping) company or when you pick the item up – do not confuse them for additional shipping charges.
• We do not mark merchandise values below value or mark items as "gifts" - US and International government regulations prohibit such behavior.

Background of the Locket

Jim Anderson has worked for a large high tech company in Boise, Idaho as a Mechanical Engineer for 25+ years. He is an inventor on 18+ patents relating to disc and tape drive technology. In addition to his love for designing complex mechanical parts he enjoys woodworking in his shop at home.

While watching "The Illusionist" Jim was intrigued by the locket that was shown in the movie. This locket transformed from an oval into a heart shape and opened to mysteriously reveal a picture. There was no apparent way the locket could function in this way without tearing the picture in half. He started thinking about various designs to make similar lockets as gifts for his wife and daughter. He gave a crude prototype of his favorite concept to his wife for Mothers Day in 2007. His wife and many of her friends were fascinated with the beauty and cleverness of this design. Upon opening the locket in the oval position it revealed a large non-split picture. It was especially fun to watch people’s reaction from surprise when the locket was opened in the heart configuration to reveal a different picture. People would typically want to grab it to try and figure out how it worked and it became a very interesting conversation piece with all who saw it. After seeing the positive reaction to the locket, he was further motivated to continue working on it. He made dozens of prototype components testing every aspect of the locket and many hundreds of hours later the design was perfected. He had a patent search done on the locket and nothing close to his design was found so he decided to form a small business and apply for a patent. Thus Illusion Lockets LLC was born.

Jim has combined his love of wood working with his skill as an Engineer to create a locket that is truly unique. Through the use of 10 tiny but powerful magnets that either repel or attract each other the locket components flip into their desired locations almost mysteriously. In addition to the magnets, the locket contains 5 locating balls to precisely align the pieces together so that it will reliably twist into the various configurations without catching. Adding to the uniqueness of this locket is that both pictures are surrounded by inlayed brass picture frames that also function as a rotation housing for pivoting the locket between the oval and heart shape.

Jim loves the beauty and variety that wood offers and wishes others could experience the different smells of each type of wood as it is sanded and polished to perfection. Because each type of wood is so unique he thinks it is the perfect material for making custom jewelry. He also enjoys the hunt for the most beautiful woods in the world. Where possible, all of his woods are injected with a plastic polymer to stabilize the wood and ensure that the beauty of the wood will be preserved for many years. The bails of the lockets are made from either solid 14 Ct gold or sterling silver. The butterfly pattern is machined into the wood and then filled with a white epoxy resin or solid gold or silver parts. He hopes that you enjoy showing your locket to others as much as he and his wife have.

Illusionist locket 631 Magic Butterfly Pendant

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: wood, brass, gold, silver
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 33 reviews
  • Favorited by: 8 people

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