recycled. handmade. awesomeness.

the polarity locket story


I started collecting lockets when my favorite uncle gave me an Alice in Wonderland bracelet locket which I promptly lost in the schoolyard on the first day of 2nd grade

(this left me crying and demanding a lock down of the school grounds - my teacher refused to search my classmates' pockets and lunch bags - a situation I later blamed for my growing distrust of authority figures and inability to work a wrist strap)

Many years later while wandering around my hubby's truck repair shop looking for a place to sit that wasn't covered in brake dust I spied a drawer full of used, blackened auto plugs that began to call my name.

Hubs said "Cat, girls don't want to wear steel, girls want gold and silver and things that are shiny and new" and I said

" well ... maybe not all girls" ..

I began experimenting, when I realized my car parts were magnetic I almost had a coronary - luckily Olive has been trained in CPR and is fast on her feet. I took a welding class

(this was not such an easy thing for me since as a child I was burned with 3rd degree burns over 30% of my body and had never even lit a candle for a birthday cake before)
and after much practice - in a noisy garage at the Jersey Shore the Polarity Locket was born!

I discovered the new and magical site for handmade sellers called Etsy and set up shop.

I now collaborate with the most amazing artists on the planet for my locket artwork and over 20,000 magnetic lockets have been attracting love and abundance for their owners - magnetic lockets are magical by the way - since 2007 all handmade in the same Jersey garage by ME (with a little help from Olive) and equal doses of love and propane!