* Please read the FAQ below before ordering! *
Because of their handmade, custom nature, please allow 2-3 weeks for your order to be ready.
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Choose your hometown, favorite place to travel, spot you were married, or a place you've always dreamed on visiting! These lockets are so unique and make the best gifts. Feel free to choose a city or town. In some cases, we are able to show a whole province, state or country. Pop the city or town that you want to show on the locket into the box! You can choose ANY city or town in the world... if we cannot find it written in text in our atlases, we will reach out to you via email to discuss another location or option.
We use vintage 1970s brass lockets and real, original old maps on each one of our handmade covered vintage locket necklaces, making each one 100% one-of-a-kind! The locket will come on a long (34") bronze chain and can open up and click shut.
* PLEASE NOTE *
- The photos show examples of custom map locket necklaces - this listing is NOT specifically for any of the shown necklaces. Yours will be one of a kind.
- Since all lockets are made using original maps, the colors, text, etc will vary.
- Locket: 30mm x 45mm (oval shape)
- Chain length: 33 - 34" long with no clasp – just slip it on over your head!
Feel free to contacts us with any questions about your custom order! Lindsay@cinderandsage.com
Map Locket 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.
Can I choose ANY place?
YES you can choose ANY city or town in the world! The tiny town in Portugal where your Grandma grew up? - No problem! If for some reason we cannot find the town written in text in our atlases, we will reach out to you via email to make another plan.
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 2-3 weeks for your necklace to be made. You’ll get an email when it is ready to be picked up or when it has been shipped.
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 mostly use neutral atlases but often people do want them colorful. You can select “neutral tones” (which would be beiges, whites, browns, greys, etc), “colorful” (pinks, blues, greens, yellows, etc) or “no preference” and I will do my best. Sometimes the only map that will work will be in a certain color. We will reach out if it is different than your listed preference and see what you’d like to do. Keep in mind the colorful ones will still be a muted color, as I use old atlases. They wont be super vibrant.
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. Or your 2 favourite cities… or your mom’s hometown and your dad’s hometown! So many options. 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 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 on them?
At this time I am only doing the map lockets but please email if you are wanting a dictionary word locket and I can let you know when I will bring those back as well.
Do you still do the lockets with the black and white photos on them?
At this time, no but they are definitely something we may bring back in the near future.