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Every single person I know (including myself) has lost a loved one in their life. Of course we want to remember & honor them always, but how? It didn't occur to me at first. I had never seen affordable photo charms or lockets for sale in retail stores -- or much variety -- so I didn't know how simple it could be. The perfect photo charm or locket is the sweetest, tiny way to carry someone with you. So I decided to make them available on Etsy. I want brides & everyone to have a great selection at affordable prices so they can have a memento that fits them perfectly.

These tiny trinkets mean much more than their price tag. The sentimental value is priceless! But that doesn't mean it should cost a lot of money. I want my charms to be affordable enough so that EVERY bride and person can carry their loved one with them always. We know their memory will never fade, but it's always nice to see their smiling…

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  • Joined July 7, 2009

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About

Every single person I know (including myself) has lost a loved one in their life. Of course we want to remember & honor them always, but how? It didn't occur to me at first. I had never seen affordable photo charms or lockets for sale in retail stores -- or much variety -- so I didn't know how simple it could be. The perfect photo charm or locket is the sweetest, tiny way to carry someone with you. So I decided to make them available on Etsy. I want brides & everyone to have a great selection at affordable prices so they can have a memento that fits them perfectly.

These tiny trinkets mean much more than their price tag. The sentimental value is priceless! But that doesn't mean it should cost a lot of money. I want my charms to be affordable enough so that EVERY bride and person can carry their loved one with them always. We know their memory will never fade, but it's always nice to see their smiling face (even the furry ones).

After selling a few charms and working with some great Etsy customers, I realized that adding heart shaped tiny photos to the lockets may be difficult for some customers. So eventually that service was added as well :)

Now people from all over the world can have a piece of their loved ones with them on their special days and always, with only a few clicks on a computer!!

"I love this!" -Chrissy

About me... I am... "in my twenties" and have been telling people that since I turned 30.
Besides being the sole employee of AristoCrafty, I work as a graphic designer and executive administrative assistant as well as a freelance graphic designer. I also have artwork consigned in a couple boutique-y shops in the town I live in and I volunteer for local art projects. I'm an artist, basically. I use paint, chalk, pen & ink, computers, bottlecaps, electrical tape, pencils, woodcuts, scratch boards, clay, plaster, wood, fabric, metal, stone & sometimes food for art. I'm the meticulous type -- which is why owning this shop works great! I'll always be sure to take the utmost care with your order, especially picture printing services. I've spent the past 10 years editing, restoring & cropping photos professionally. I guarantee you won't find better locket photo quality anywhere on the web!!

HERE ARE A FEW PLACES WORLDWIDE TO WHICH ITEMS HAVE BEEN SOLD:
-USA (ALL 50 states + Puerto Rico)
-UK
-England
-Ireland (+Northern)
-Canada
-Scotland
-Australia
-Spain
-New Zealand
-Belgium
-Zimbabwe
-South Africa
-Japan
-Finland
-Switzerland
-Italy
-France
-Germany
-Turkey
-Brazil
-Poland
-Sweden
-Netherlands
-China
-Holland
-Malaysia
-Denmark
-Portugal
-Norway
-Russia
-Greece
-UAE
-Slovakia
-Singapore
-India
-Malta
AND MORE!!!

HERE ARE SOME GREAT SITES, BLOGS & TREASURIES THAT FEATURE ARISTOCRAFTY:
♥ http://realetsyweddings.com/2010/07/real-etsy-wedding-melissa-chris/
♥ http://www.relentlessbride.com/2010/03/bouquet-memory-lockets.html
♥ http://amandalincoln.blogspot.com/
♥ http://www.snipi.com/items/122195
♥ http://www.flickr.com/photos/samyii/page9/
♥ http://www.facebook.com/pages/San-Diego-CA/ohana-photographers/98373714503
♥ http://www.weddingbycolor.com/tags/aristocrafty
♥ http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/honoring-a-lost-love-one
♥ http://www.loveandmarriageweddings.com/blog/2010/09/11/Remembrance-During-Your-Wedding-Day.aspx
♥ http://www.lisarigbyphotography.com/2010/10/la-jolla-california-wedding/
♥ http://forum.weddingcentral.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=118781&start=0&st=0&sk=t&sd=a
♥ http://hartofstonecrafts.blogspot.com/2010/07/10-for-10.html
♥ http://www.dynamiteweddings.com/?postID=1637&personalized-tote-bags
♥ http://www.perachapita.com/2010/06/temasrock-star.html
♥ http://www.austinstyleunveiled.com/thelounge/2010/5/5/cinco-de-mayo-wedding-ideas.html
♥ http://adoruhbulcreations.blogspot.com/2010/07/sharing-some-wonderful-wedding-finds.html
♥ http://besthudsonvalleyweddingever.com/wedding-inspiration/choosing-and-using-a-theme-for-your-wedding
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SEE ALL ACTIVE TREASURY LISTS HERE: http://www.etsy.com/treasury/search/?search_query=aristocrafty&search_submit=&search_type=treasury

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