Close to Your Heart Jewelry

I've been known to cry at the movies- but while watching the Academy Awards? I have to admit though, when I saw Mickey Rourke wearing a pendant displaying his recently deceased dog, Lodi, the water works began to flow. What a wonderfully simple way to remember someone special in your life.


Amate Studios and Judikins are both fabulous sources for photo jewelry which comes in a wide variety of metals and finishes. You might choose a pin or a ring to place your picture in or, like Mickey, a neckalace with a pendant.

After your image is trimmed and place into the jewelry, you will need to pour a liquid (also available at Amate and Judikins) over the top to seal and preserve it. It's a perfect way to keep a loved one literally close to your heart.