Monday, May 24, 2010

Spiral Locket Pictures

I designed the Spiral Locket 1 year ago. I never liked the way the pictures were held in place and I wracked my brains many times to think up something new for them.

So, it was funny that I was laying in bed reading a book, (just two weeks ago) not even thinking about wire, and suddenly this idea for the pictures came to my mind. And than right behind that idea, came the idea for the trinket box.

Here is a picture of the new idea for holding in the photo's. I continued to do the same weave but added an inward facing loop into my weave. I squished the loop together and continued the weave. You could also not squish the loop together and have an attractive gap.

I haven't played with the idea fully, but anyone who wants to use it is welcome to it.

The one possible issue that I noticed from my test case, is that the loops tend to want to raise up just above the lip of the locket. This might cause the locket to not want to shut all the way.

Here is a picture of what I mean.

Possibly, flat nose pliers might be applied to shape the loops downward. Or, if I hadn't squished the loops together it might have wanted to lay flatter. I'm too excited about my trinket boxes to put any more development into this for now.

The only other thing I might suggest for the pictures, is that it would be nice if the photos were laminated. I think that would be super elegant, if you have the ability to do that.


  1. Wow. I always knew that was a horrible haircut, but I never really realized just HOW horrible... until now... =)

  2. Actually it was a darling haircut, just not the best view of it!

  3. That looks like a good idea Mary!