Yesterday we gave you a sneak peek at our exciting design collaboration, in which we asked four talented ladies to design vintage-inspired jewelry exclusively for ModCloth! Today we’re unveiling the first piece. It’s a romantic locket designed by the über-creative Elsie, the gal behind the blog A Beautiful Mess, also a talented clothing designer, and a vintage shop owner. (You can learn more about her here.) Elsie drew inspiration from a vintage brooch, transforming it into a pretty statement locket.
“My necklace was inspired by a vintage horseshoe brooch,” says Elsie. “I love mid-century enamel floral pins, so I fell in love with this horseshoe pin with tiny enamel daisies. Growing up, my grandparents were farmers, so I’ve always had affection for horses and Southwestern symbolism. I have many fond memories of riding horses with my sister, dressed up in boots and cowboy hats. I knew I wanted to use the horseshoe, a symbol of good luck, to create my vintage-inspired piece.”
“I chose a locket because I think that every lady wants little ways to carry her favorite memories with her,” she says. “I love lockets because they can keep treasures safe and near by. It’s a little reminder of the love in one’s life! This locket is extra special because it’s oversized. Many lockets are itty-bitty, but this one is more of a statement. It’s a perfect fit for two photos. I love it!”
Lastly, says Elsie, “I chose bronze because it’s my favorite metal to wear. I feel like to goes with almost any outfit! I had so much fun sketching and designing this piece. The design process was incredibly fun… a thrill! I am so honored to see my little dream piece being sold on ModCloth! Thanks for taking a peek.”
How would you style the A Beautiful Mess Locket?