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This unique contemporary locket/pendant opens by twisting the two identical halves apart. They are securely held together by 6 rare-earth magnets. The interior is roomy enough for small crystals, precious/semi-precious stones, a pearl, your baby’s first tooth, clippings of hair, pills, a secret map, etc, (use your imagination). You can also put 2 photos inside (one in each half). I would recommend cutting the photos to 0.75” diameter then securing in place with ‘reusable adhesive putty’ (available just about everywhere). Because the inside is carved out, the pendant is very light weight.

• Total thickness when closed is 0.71” (18mm).
• Each side of the triangle is 1.7” (43mm) long.
• Interior (each half) is 0.77” (19.5mm) diameter and 0.25” (6.35mm) deep.

• Gold filled ‘made in USA’ findings (bail, eye, lobster clasp, and end caps).
• 18” (46cm) long, 1.8mm thick, Greek leather cord (avail. in black/brown).
• A black velvet pouch.

I make the cord to order so you can specify a longer or shorter length if you desire. You may also choose black or brown. If you don’t want the cord and would like to use your own chain, I will deduct $10 from the price. In this case, please contact me and I will send a modified PayPal invoice to you.

I currently have these available in Honduran Rosewood (recycled from marimba rejects), Mexican Cocobolo, African Bubinga, Curly Maple (from my backyard), Hawaiian Curly Koa, Bocote, Wenge, and Ramone Burl. Also, I can combine woods so that each half is a different type of wood (such as rosewood/curly maple). If you don’t see it in the shop, please ask. You may also view others at: http://www.etsy.com/shop/watswood?section_id=7171832

An original design by Eugene F. Watson

Copyright 2012, Watson Woodworks, LLC

Frequently asked questions about watswood

The finish I use is a CAB acrylic lacquer from Sherwin Williams with the vinyl sealer base coat. I often use paste wax with steel wool to make the piece feel better to the touch and to bring out the sheen.
Very little care if any is necessary aside from removing dust occasionally. You can use an air canister if you like. You may also use any wax type polish to bring out the sheen. If alcohol or a chemical gets on the piece, wipe off immediately. Letting a chemical sit will ruin the finish.
The leather lining I use is a synthetic suede called Ultrasuede. It can be wiped clean with a damp cloth.
Custom orders are accepted based on wood type only, unless a large quantity is desired. My boxes are all made in batches and are not conducive to size changes. I can do monograms as seen in this listing:

Curly Maple Magnetic Locket, Pendant


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: curly maple, gold filled findings, magnets, leather
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 262 reviews
  • Favorited by: 21 people