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Custom map plane & map locket necklace FAQ

Map Plane Necklace FAQ:

 

What exactly goes into making these custom pieces?

Our custom map planes are tedious to make but always turn out so great! I start with a bronze airplane pendant and hunt for the perfect map to cover it with. Finding the right map takes a lot of the time, as the map needs to show the city/town you requested in the right sized font so it can be placed on the wing. I also try to find maps that show the word of the province/state/country so I can place that down the spine of the plane. This does not always work out but when it does, it’s a bonus. I cover the piece with 4+ coats of hard top sealant, followed by 3 coats of varnish.

 

Will mine be truly one of a kind?

YES! I use ORIGINAL maps for each one, therefore your map plane will be 100% one of a kind.  For maps, I use old atlases or road maps. Each is super unique and they always turn out great.

 

How much does it cost?

Custom Map Plane Necklaces start at $75. This incudes the one of a kind covered airplane pendant and chain that it hangs on.

 

How long does it take?

Depending on the time of year, please allow 4-5 weeks for your necklace to be made, however usually it is usually ready in 3 weeks or so.

 

What if I need mine by a certain date / rushed?

Depending on the time of year, I am sometimes able to rush a piece. Please reach out by email to see if it is possible to get it by a certain date.

 

How do I know what color it will be?

I won’t know what map is the best fit for your piece until I scour my atlases. I try to keep the neutral and mostly use neutral atlases but often people do want them colorful. On the listing, you will see a button to select “neutral tones” (which would be beiges, whites, browns, greys, etc), “colorful” (pinks, blues, greens, yellows, etc) or “no preference”. Keep in mind the colorful ones will still be a muted color, as I use old atlases. They wont be bright.

 

What if I want a certain color?
You can leave a note to let me know if there is a certain color you’d prefer, but due to how tricky it is to find the right map, it is hard to fulfill color requests.

 

Can I supply you with the map?

It’s not always super helpful for you to supply the map because the font has to be a certain size to fit on the planes, and the paper weight cannot be too thick. If there is a specific, meaningful map you REALLY want used, you can shoot me an email and send me photos or bring it in for me to look at.

 

Can I have 2 locations showing on the airplane?

This is possible, yes. You can a city/town showing on each wing of the airplane. However, these can be tricky to make since the maps from each location need to be similar colors for the overall plane to look cohesive. For example, if an atlas shows the country of France in GREEN, and the country of Germany in YELLOW, it is hard to have Paris in green on one wing along with the body of the plane, and the other wing yellow. It is possible though, but these ones are more expensive ($85) due to the time it takes to find the correct maps to make these planes cohesive.

 

How long is the chain that it comes on?

Your map plane will come on a 34” long bronze bead chain. If you’d like a different colored chain, please reach out and we can swap it!

 

 

Map Locket Necklace FAQ:

 

What exactly goes into making these custom pieces?

Our custom map lockets make such a great gift! I start with a vintage 1970s brass locket and hunt for the perfect map to cover it with. Finding the right map takes a lot of the time, as the map needs to show the city/town you requested in the right sized font to fit on the face of the locket. Sometimes towns are shown too small to look good on the locket, or sometimes the boarder of the page gets in the way, etc. I cover the piece with 4+ coats of hard top sealant, followed by 3 coats of varnish.

 

Will mine be truly one of a kind?

YES! I use ORIGINAL maps for each one, therefore your locket will be 100% one of a kind.  For maps, I use old atlases or road maps. Each is super unique and they always turn out great.

 

How much does it cost?

Custom Map Locket Necklaces start at $65. This incudes the covered locket and chain that it hangs on.

 

How long does it take?

Depending on the time of year, please allow 4-5 weeks for your necklace to be made, however usually it is usually ready in 3 weeks or so.

 

What if I need mine by a certain date / rushed?

Depending on the time of year, I am sometimes able to rush a piece. Please reach out by email to see if it is possible to get it by a certain date.

 

How do I know what color it will be?

I won’t know what map is the best fit for your piece until I scour my atlases. I try to keep the neutral and mostly use neutral atlases but often people do want them colorful. On the listing, you will see a button to select “neutral tones” (which would be beiges, whites, browns, greys, etc), “colorful” (pinks, blues, greens, yellows, etc) or “no preference”. Keep in mind the colorful ones will still be a muted color, as I use old atlases. They wont be bright.

 

What if I want a certain color?
You can leave a note to let me know if there is a certain color you’d prefer, but due to how tricky it is to find the right map, it is hard to fulfill color requests.

 

Can I supply you with the map?

It’s not always super helpful for you to supply the map because the font has to be a certain size to fit on the lockets, and the paper weight cannot be too thick. If there is a specific, meaningful map you REALLY want used, you can shoot me an email and send me photos or bring it in for me to look at.

 

Can I have one place on the front of the locket, and one on the back?

You bet. We call these ones Double-sided Map Lockets. I can show one location on one side, and another on the back of the locket. I try to find maps of similar colors/ esthetics so the locket looks cohesive. However, often different countries are show in different colors in atlases, so you may get one side in a muted yellow, and the back in a muted blue, for example. They always turn out great though and it’s a great way to show maybe your home town, and where you live now. Since these are double-sided, it is like having 2 necklaces in 1! You can flip the necklace around to wear either side showing out.

 

How long is the chain that it comes on?

Your map plane will come on a 34” long bronze bead chain. If you’d like a different colored chain, please reach out and we can swap it!

 

How do I place photos inside of the locket?

Because of the large size of the vintage locket, the space inside for photos is a decent size! We recommend taking the locket and a digital photo into a photo store like Blacks to get them to print a locket sized photo. But you can also do it yourself with resizing the image on your computer first, or using a photo taken from farther away so the subject is smaller.

 

Do you still do the lockets with the dictionary words or black & white photos on them?

At this time I am only bringing back the map lockets, but please email if you are wanting a dictionary word locket or black and white image locket, and I can let you know when I will bring those back as well. Lindsay@cinderandsage.com.