custom silhouette necklaces, purveyor of heirloom goods

Fort Collins, Colorado · 539 Sales


custom silhouette necklaces, purveyor of heirloom goods

Fort Collins, Colorado 539 Sales On Etsy since 2006

5 out of 5 stars
whitney phippen

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5 out of 5 stars

HuntingHorse on Dec 31, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

An impressively detailed miniature silhouette. It has a great vintage look to it. Luckymebeads worked with me to make sure that I would be appy with the finished silhouette. Thank you!


toastandlaurel on Dec 15, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

These silhouette ornaments are gorgeous. Definitely going to be a family heirloom! Thank you!


kspsnow on Dec 2, 2016

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It's a love story really...

My Etsy shop, Lucky Me Beads, began many moons ago.
Heck! I remember when Etsy was in it's beta testing stage! Ha!

The shop is named after my saving grace. A fat dog named Lucky. She is and always will be my best friend.

Around that same time I was making knit cuff bracelets, they were like wearing an explosion of beads on your wrist. Hence, the name: Lucky (my dog) Me (feelin' pretty lucky) Beads (color explosion).

I was running my own website, relics of which I'm sure you can still find somewhere in cyberspace, and toying with the idea of "recycled vintage jewelry". The idea was a hit. I started making new jewelry out of scrap vintage pieces that I would find at thrift stores and estate sales. I sold it on my own website and then on Etsy. It was great! It satisfied my picker soul and gave me something productive to do with my hands.

And then there was this boy...

I believe the headlines read:
Highschool Sweethearts Reunite!

So anyway, I was like "gee you're pretty swell" and he was all like "yeah" (a man of few words, that man of mine) . One day, while sitting in my studio inspiration struck! Guided by my fascination with antique lockets and reliquaries, combined with my love-struck condition, I made my first silhouette pendant and I still wear him proudly around my neck.

That was almost ten years ago.

Since then, I like to think that I've honed my skills and mastered some techniques. I've learned a lot about different papers and inks, types of resins and adhesives. And more than I care to share about air bubbles.

Of course, not all my learning has been limited to jewelry making. This man of mine and I got hitched and together we've made a mighty fine family. Three kids, four dogs and heap of laundry. We're doin' just fine.

The jewelry I create and offer here is really a combination of all my greatest loves; vintage and modern, simple and classic. I like to think that I create pieces as timeless as the love they capture.

I mean, really, at the end of the day, that's what life's all about. Love.

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  • whitney phippen

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    I've been a maker as long as I can remember. The first handmade things I tried to sell were grass-clipping bird's nests and painted rocks. That was not successful. Making jewelry, for some reason, has just stuck. I love what I do and I hope it shows.

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Last updated on June 16, 2014
I'm Whitney and I make things.
Welcome to my little corner of the world.


Want to know more about me?
Follow along as I raise two boys, one girl and little bit of hell.

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Please pay in a timely manner. Or at least send me an email and let me know what is going on. I'm a pretty understanding gal. Silhouette necklace proofs are not sent until payment is received.
I ship using USPS Priority Mail with delivery confirmation (tracking number provided). Expedited shipping is available, please contact me for prices.

Insurance is added at your request.
I can not be held responsible for lost packages.
I will be happy to add any shipping extras to your order just let me know that you'd like them.
Refunds and Exchanges
I take refunds, exchanges, damages and losses on a case by case basis.
Because of the custom nature of my silhouette pendants they can not be returned or exchanged once completed. I can however offer you a discount on a new order. Please contact me if you have any problems with your order; now, later, whenever.
Additional policies and FAQs
Wholesale inquiries are welcomed but due to the custom nature of my silhouette pendants I cannot offer a traditional wholesale rate. Please contact me for more information if you are interested.