Checkered Shell Locket Necklace
Vintage brass round locket with vintage checkered shell cabochon with Mother of Pearl and Abalone. The abalone colors are vary from light grey to dark purple. Antique gold plated figaro chain. Necklace chain measures 19" and is nickel free. Locket measures 1/2" x 1/2".
Care + Cleaning:
Lightly rub with a cleaning cloth periodically to remove dirt and oils.
To avoid accelerating the patina process, do not shower with your jewelry on or store it in the bathroom, as water and humidity will darken the metal. To remove patina/discoloration from raw brass pieces, make a solution of ¼ cup white vinegar, 1 tsp. dish soap, and 1 cup warm water. Soak the jewelry until cleaned, about 3-5 minutes. Rinse and dry well.
Handmade in Chicago, Illinois
*Woman Owned Business
Michelle graduated from Drake University with a BFA in Painting and a BA in Psychology in 2004. She moved to Chicago immediately after graduation with zero life plans. In 2005, while managing a local boutique, she started making jewelry and selling it at the shop. Two years later she was featured in Lucky Magazine as a standout local designer. Later that year she started working at an art supply store which is where she met Steve. In 2009 she began working at Lillstreet Art Center. It was this job that allowed her to save money to invest in her business and spend time growing it before taking the leap to full time self employment in 2014. After moving out of her shared studio in 2016, she now works from home in a 60 square foot sunroom. Her idea of a perfect day would be going to the farmer’s market, then making jewelry while watching British crime dramas without being interrupted for the rest of the day.