- All lockets are manufactured differently, so please check the details for your type of locket below.
- You will need:
• A tissue
• A pin
• Glue dots or paper glue
• Good light
If your locket has papers and perspexes
- Place the locket on the tissue on a table. Remove both the paper and perspex inserts by lifting them out carefully with a pin, taking care not to scratch the rim. Do not press down hard on the locket as this can damage the hinge.
- Place glue dots or a small amount of paper glue centrally inside the locket.
- Using the perspex as a template, (NOT the paper insert) cut round your photo - be sure to cut the photo exactly the same size as the perspex. The most common cause of problems with lockets is when the photo is too large.
- If your locket has a peg hole in the photo area, ensure that you trim the photo here, so that when the locket shuts, the peg does not bounce against the photo.
- If you feel ANY resistance when the locket shuts, this is a sign that the photo is incorrectly inserted (i.e. too big, or under the peg). Do not try to force the locket shut, but remove the photo and trim it further.
- Replace the perspex in the locket, ensuring that it is flat in all directions.
If your locket does not have papers and perspexes
- Measure the width and height of the photo area.
- Put glue dots or paper glue into the locket.
- Cut your photo to size and insert, ensuring that if there is a latch or peg hole in the locket, the photo is not protruding into this area.