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Children grow up way too fast and as parents we want to capture and preserve images of our children at all stages. Like many parents, I have loved to take pictures of my daughter since she was born. I have displayed the pictures in frames, photo albums, created photo books and shared many photos with friends and family on Facebook. However, the most unique thing I have done with my daughter’s photos is create a customized photo necklace that I wear to keep her close at all times.
I learned about photo necklaces from a co-worker that always wore a necklace with pictures of her two sons on it. I always admired her necklace so I inquired about where it came from. She referred me to a company called kathy lo rocks which can be found online at www.kathylo.com. Upon checking out the website, I was pleased to find a large selection of custom photo jewelry and gift options. You can customize anything from a pair of earrings to a set of cufflinks.
The process for creating your own customized product is simple.
- Choose an item. I chose the medium square necklace in silver.
- Upload a photo or photos. You can have a different photo on both sides of the necklaces.
- Manipulate the image to suit your desired look by moving it, scaling it or changing the color.
- Choose a chain style (if you are making a necklace).
Upon completion of this process, checkout is typical of any online store. Production takes about 5 days and shipping another couple of days.
The finished product is not only unique; it is also waterproof making it heirloom quality.
I have had more compliments on my photo necklace than any other piece of jewelry I have ever owned so it truly is a great gift even if it is one you give yourself!