Each locket is a starting point. A blank canvas for you to make your own.
Letters to Jinny Lockets originated from Hannah’s degree work, a year long foray into the sentimental, spiritual, and the forgotten. Drawing her inspiration from a wide variety of sources, Hannah delved into; the history of carrying small concealed objects, the sombre rites of Victorian mourning, the craftsmanship of antique furniture and it’s hidden compartments, the haunting beauty of lives once lived in now abandoned buildings, and the ornate crypts once built in a fever of bereavement but now forgotten with time.
At the root of Hannah’s research was the idea that the passing of time is a fascinating yet cruel happening. That moments, places, lives are but fleeting, and yet there are ways to to leave your mark. To show you were here, you existed, and you loved, deeply.
What good amid these, O me, O life?
excerpt from O me! O life! by Walt Whitman
The creation of small, long-lasting spaces became Hannah’s focus. She began designing lockets with a heavy aesthetic nod to the sources of her inspiration, whilst creating something she hadn’t seen before but had always wished existed.
The LTJ lockets you see today are a distillation of Hannah’s original collection - refined and wearable, comfortable and every bit as steeped in intrigue.
Each locket has it’s own personality, and yet is quietly waiting for your imprint. The story behind the lockets is merely the background to their coming into being.
It is the meaning that you pour into your locket that gives it it’s true history.