DearestMine

Photo Locket Necklaces and Wearable Dreams

Valencia, California
| 12,105 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

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Announcement    Welcome! Relax, grab a cup of coffee or tea, and enjoy your stroll through my shop!
All locket necklaces are proudly made in the USA! American made with lots of love!

~ 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.

*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/dearestminestyle/
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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 Lily & Val, Janet Hill, The Black Apple, Hide-n-Seek, Irene Suchocki, Terrain, Urban Outfitters, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Hyatt Hotels, Fab.com, Susannah Tucker, Laura Ruth, Robert Cadloff, Shannon Clark, and many more talented artists, photographers, museums and stores! I specialize in photo locket necklaces 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 Nov 2, 2021

Welcome! Relax, grab a cup of coffee or tea, and enjoy your stroll through my shop!
All locket necklaces are proudly made in the USA! American made with lots of love!

~ 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.

*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/dearestminestyle/
************************************************************************************************
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 Lily & Val, Janet Hill, The Black Apple, Hide-n-Seek, Irene Suchocki, Terrain, Urban Outfitters, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Hyatt Hotels, Fab.com, Susannah Tucker, Laura Ruth, Robert Cadloff, Shannon Clark, and many more talented artists, photographers, museums and stores! I specialize in photo locket necklaces 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

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About DearestMine

Sales 12,105
On Etsy since 2007

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”.

Follow me on Instagram: @DearestMine
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!

Shop policies

Last updated on January 23, 2023
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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