Have you seen the fun personalized lockets from Origami Owl? I love that they tell a story about life but I don’t love the price. I decided it might be fun to make a DIY version of a personalized storytelling locket.
I bought a few supplies at a couple of local craft stores: an empty pocket watch and a few charms that represent my family. I used alphabet charms to represent each of my kids and a ring to represent my marriage. You could add birthstones, a small cross, or any little charm that tells your story.
The pocket watch opens easily so the charms can be added. If you can’t find a similar pocket watch, you should be able to find an empty locket. I love the look of the hard metal but you could add a piece of scrapbook paper to the back of the locket if you want to soften it up.
Use a wire or metal cutter to remove the hangers or rings from the charms.
Place your charms inside …
… remembering that they will slide around, overlap, and possibly flip over if they’re thin enough.
Close it up, hang it on a chain, and you have a personalized storytelling locket for a fraction of the catalog price.