DearestMine

Photo Lockets & Wearable Dreams - For Keep's Sake

California, United States · 10306 Sales

DearestMine

Photo Lockets & Wearable Dreams - For Keep's Sake

California, United States 10306 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
(2597)
Shop owner

Lori

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Announcement   Welcome! Relax, grab a cup of coffee, and enjoy your stroll through my shop!

~ Thank you Etsy for choosing me to be your Featured Seller! https://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2013/featured-shop-heartworks-by-lori/
* Check out my FAQ's to help you before ordering: *******************************************************************************************
~FAQ’s (Frequently Asked Questions)~
*When will I get my order?
Please allow 1-3 days for processing, packaging and preparing your order to ship.

*Do you offer rush shipping?
Yes! While regular orders are shipped via First Class Mail, I do offer upgrades to Priority Mail and Express Mail. You'll find the upgraded shipping prices in each listing. Regular processing times of 1-3 days still apply. Message me prior to ordering and let me know if it’s a rush order…I’ll do my best to accommodate your deadline.

*Can you create a custom locket with my own photo?
Yes! Check out this listing for more info: https://www.etsy.com/listing/174614834/custom-photo-locket-necklace-use-your?ref=shop_home_active_24

*I’m a photographer and want to collaborate with you. Can we work together?
Currently, I’m not accepting new collaborators, but I'd love to create a custom locket collection featuring your own images! Ask me for more details about custom wholesale orders. I’d love to discuss your needs!

*My order is a gift, can you ship it directly to the recipient?
Yes! Just make sure you include the recipient’s name and address and I’ll wrap it beautifully to impress the recipient and make her feel special. I can also include a personalized note or message from you to the recipient.

*Do you offer engraving?
Not at this time, but your local jeweler may be able to provide this service.

*The locket I wanted is now sold out. Can you make another one?
There’s a good chance that I can reproduce a locket that has sold out. Contact me with your desired locket and I’ll let you know if it can be re-created. If so, please allow 1 week for production. I’d be happy to set up a reserved listing just for you to get your order started!

*Do you run sales or offer discounts?
Yes! Please visit and “like” my Facebook page to learn about special sales and exclusive discounts given only to my fans. You’ll also get sneak peeks of brand new lockets and updates on special collections. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Heartworks-By-Lori-Jewelry/102841095928

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The latest buzz: Halle Berry is spotted in People Magazine and US Weekly Magazine wearing my "Ink & Snow" photo locket! What an honor! See it here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/heartworksbylori/5911468072/in/photostream
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~I'm honored to work with The Black Apple, HidenSeek, Irene Suchocki, Terrain, Urban Outfitters, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Hyatt Hotels, Fab.com and many more talented artists, photographers, museums and stores! I specialize in photo lockets and wearable art jewelry and offer a huge selection to suit your fancy! You'll find vintage-inspired brass lockets, genuine vintage ball lockets, as well as art jewelry featuring stunning fine art photography, mixed media collages and art illustrations! Enjoy my collection of wearable works of art, knowing that the hands that make them do so with great joy...from my hands to your heart!

*All of my photo lockets are proudly made in the USA!
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Please visit my Shop Policies for more info

~Be sure to visit my fun supply shop!
* http://SupplyBakery.etsy.com * yummy supplies

Announcement
Last updated on Feb 17, 2016

Welcome! Relax, grab a cup of coffee, and enjoy your stroll through my shop!

~ Thank you Etsy for choosing me to be your Featured Seller! https://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2013/featured-shop-heartworks-by-lori/
* Check out my FAQ's to help you before ordering: *******************************************************************************************
~FAQ’s (Frequently Asked Questions)~
*When will I get my order?
Please allow 1-3 days for processing, packaging and preparing your order to ship.

*Do you offer rush shipping?
Yes! While regular orders are shipped via First Class Mail, I do offer upgrades to Priority Mail and Express Mail. You'll find the upgraded shipping prices in each listing. Regular processing times of 1-3 days still apply. Message me prior to ordering and let me know if it’s a rush order…I’ll do my best to accommodate your deadline.

*Can you create a custom locket with my own photo?
Yes! Check out this listing for more info: https://www.etsy.com/listing/174614834/custom-photo-locket-necklace-use-your?ref=shop_home_active_24

*I’m a photographer and want to collaborate with you. Can we work together?
Currently, I’m not accepting new collaborators, but I'd love to create a custom locket collection featuring your own images! Ask me for more details about custom wholesale orders. I’d love to discuss your needs!

*My order is a gift, can you ship it directly to the recipient?
Yes! Just make sure you include the recipient’s name and address and I’ll wrap it beautifully to impress the recipient and make her feel special. I can also include a personalized note or message from you to the recipient.

*Do you offer engraving?
Not at this time, but your local jeweler may be able to provide this service.

*The locket I wanted is now sold out. Can you make another one?
There’s a good chance that I can reproduce a locket that has sold out. Contact me with your desired locket and I’ll let you know if it can be re-created. If so, please allow 1 week for production. I’d be happy to set up a reserved listing just for you to get your order started!

*Do you run sales or offer discounts?
Yes! Please visit and “like” my Facebook page to learn about special sales and exclusive discounts given only to my fans. You’ll also get sneak peeks of brand new lockets and updates on special collections. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Heartworks-By-Lori-Jewelry/102841095928

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The latest buzz: Halle Berry is spotted in People Magazine and US Weekly Magazine wearing my "Ink & Snow" photo locket! What an honor! See it here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/heartworksbylori/5911468072/in/photostream
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
~I'm honored to work with The Black Apple, HidenSeek, Irene Suchocki, Terrain, Urban Outfitters, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Hyatt Hotels, Fab.com and many more talented artists, photographers, museums and stores! I specialize in photo lockets and wearable art jewelry and offer a huge selection to suit your fancy! You'll find vintage-inspired brass lockets, genuine vintage ball lockets, as well as art jewelry featuring stunning fine art photography, mixed media collages and art illustrations! Enjoy my collection of wearable works of art, knowing that the hands that make them do so with great joy...from my hands to your heart!

*All of my photo lockets are proudly made in the USA!
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Please visit my Shop Policies for more info

~Be sure to visit my fun supply shop!
* http://SupplyBakery.etsy.com * yummy supplies

Lori

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Lori

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stephanie CARREZ

stephanie CARREZ on Sep 20, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Envoyé très vite, et magnifique médaillon!

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About

Dearest Mine: Photo Lockets and Wearable Dreams: For Keep's Sake

• For me, creating photo and art lockets goes beyond just the surface level of wanting to create unique jewelry with art and photos. For me, these tiny treasures are keys of inspiration and meaning that fuel my fire and ignite my passion for what I do. Here’s a glimpse into my world of lockets and into the mind of Lori, the Locketeer:

The purpose of a photo is that it captures a moment…and the purpose of jewelry is to adorn the wearer with their own personal expression. Many times, what you wear is who you are…who you are with a moment. We tend to identify with captured moments, like a rainy day, a hot air balloon, an enchanted forest, a vacation spot or even an image of a bee. These images elicit an emotional and imaginative response in the wearer to help them express who they really are. And most people can’t really find a deep way to express themselves, but art mixed with jewelry can give them a special freedom for expression.

Lockets have a secret message inside…that’s why they’re lockets. Once opened up, there’s a treasure inside. Ultimately it’s a truly human expression. We show on the outside what we want people to see, but keep on the inside only what we know. Lockets represent the deepest part of the human self…the outside and inside together.

We long to be identified with those things that are larger than ourselves. We can never be or have all the things we want, but we can live vicariously through the greater themes of life: love, joy, longing, beauty, art, truth. These things resonate deeply within each of us and when we can be identified with those things, our life matters in a new way. I know it’s only jewelry, but it’s transcendent…it’s more personal than even the clothes we wear because “the image always fits”.

Lockets have a sense of history. What I am is identified with something long ago. The art you wear on your locket becomes part of the message. It’s as if we’re saying “we were there”. When you read great novels, it stays with you for a very long time. But it’s hard to express it in a bite-sized format. But photography and art transcend the novel into a snapshot…”A picture is worth a thousand words”. My photo lockets speak volumes without saying a single word.

It’s visceral, physicalized, emotional…you react to it…it evokes. The interesting thing about wearing a locket is that you can’t see what you’re wearing, but others can- and that knowledge changes everything. You know you’re sending your own Morse Code that everyone can read. Words only communicate with those you understand them, but images communicate to all who see them. Pictures are the universal language of the heart…akin to music.

*Art is visual music, stirring the soul through the eyes. As my collaborator, Irene Suchocki, said it so well, my lockets are “poetry for the eyes”.

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Visit my other shops on Etsy:
www.supplybakery.etsy.com
www.madisonmink.etsy.com

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  • Lori

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Locketeer

    I love helping people find their true voice and self-expression through photo lockets and wearable dreams! The photo lockets I create are little portals or peep holes into a dream world where you're free to be you...the best you ever!

  • Suzy

    Adorable Elf And Production Manager

    My darling Suzy adds such flavor and sweetness to the Dearest MineTeam! Her hands oversee locket production and quality control when my plate is too full and she prepares orders for shipping. She smiles at the future and I absolutely adore her!

  • Lukas

    Production & Inventory Manager

    Lukas is an incredible asset to the Dearest Mine Team! His talents for creating and sustaining workflow charts and inventory control systems is unmatched! He helps produce, prepare, package and ship your treasures...and he's Suzy's hubby too!

Shop policies

Last updated on July 25, 2016
Thanks for choosing Dearest Mine jewelry! I strive to provide fabulous and uniquely beautiful works of art to adorn yourself with as well as excellent customer service. You'll find that perfect timeless treasure here that will bring you enjoyment for years to come!

Enjoy your Dearest Mine jewelry, knowing that the hand that moved it from raw material into art holds no greater joy than knowing I have moved you as well.

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Make secure payments using your own credit card via Etsy with Direct Checkout or you can pay with Paypal using your Visa, Mastercard, Discover, AMEX, or your personal Paypal account.

Be assured that your payment details are not kept on file with Dearest Mine and your e-mail, address, or any other personal information will never be shared with a third party.

All payment needs to be made through a credit card or via Paypal immediately after you submit your order here. If payment is not received at the time of the order transaction, I reserve the right to cancel the order. I will contact you through e-mail as well as Etsy's convo system to follow up about payment before I cancel the sale. Sometime's it's easy to be a little confused with the checkout system, especially if you're new, so I'm happy to assist you with that and send you a little reminder about completing the sale with payment.
Shipping
Your special jewelry is beautifully packaged in an elegant kraft colored cotton-filled jewelry box, finished with a gorgeous bow. I go all out on making sure your order is not only packaged safely, but extra fabulous in every way! My packaging is perfect for gift-giving and I'm happy to include a personal message from you if it's a special occasion (birthday, anniversary, holiday). Your gift recipient will feel special when they open up a Dearest Mine package! (and if it's for you, you'll have a smile on your face and feel like it's your birthday!)

*US orders: All US orders are shipped via First Class Mail through the USPS Postal Service and include Delivery Confirmation. Once shipped, domestic packages usually take between 3-7 business days to arrive.

*International orders: I'm pleased to ship worldwide! Those orders are sent First Class International Mail and can take much longer to arrive based on your country of origin. There is no tracking available on International orders unless Express Delivery is purchased. Overseas shipping can take 2-6 weeks to arrive and just note that many packages get stuck in customs for security reasons before they're cleared and delivered. Please remember this extended shipping time when you place your order. I do not declare a package missing until at least 30-45 days have passed on International orders.

Priority Mail and Express Mail are extra upgraded shipping services that I offer at additional charges. Contact me prior to ordering if you'd like to add any of these services to expedite your order and I'll adjust your listing.

For deliveries outside of the US, there may be taxes, fees, and duties that may incur from your local or country's customs or postal service office. You, the buyer, are responsible for paying any and all of these fees.
Refunds and Exchanges
When you're happy, I'm happy. I stand behind the craftsmanship of my jewelry, but if, for some reason, you are unhappy with your order, I will accept returns within 10 days of delivery. Please contact me through convo here on Etsy or at lori (at)dearestmine.com and provide a reason for return. Returns will only be accepted when given a Return Authorization Number. Jewelry must be unworn, in original condition, and in it's original box or pouch. Please ship it back to me in the same way it was sent to you (wrapped with the protection of a padded mailer). Shipping charges are non-refundable.
Additional policies and FAQs
I gladly welcome custom wholesale orders! Feel free to contact me with your ideas...I love to create custom photo jewelry. If you're an artist or photographer, I'd love to create custom jewelry featuring your images so you can share with your own clients and customers. Let's talk about your special collection!

Would your store like to carry my collection? I gladly offer my art jewelry wholesale, so please contact me for minimums, pricing and special offers!

Thanks for shopping with Dearest Mine! I look forward to serving you!