Here's another listing that had an interesting backstory regarding a small business, no longer existing. I just love when I can actually find information about some of these places, as they are so small, they're like today's makers who often are a one- or two-person show. Here's what I wrote: This vintage photo locket is from a small and short-lived family owned business called Pididdily Links, founded in around 1969 and closed by 1996. Elise Pittelman met her future husband and co-business-owner in 1961 at the age of 13 at summer camp. By her early 20s, Elise was making her own jewelry, which people would ask to buy off of her whenever she wore it. With husband Steve (the boy from summer camp) they launched the business, making the jewelry in their family home with a handful of employees and selling it via boutiques and some larger retail stores. Elise used brass findings based on antique designs, and she especially scoured for Czech glass beads from before WWII. They also had reproduction Czech glass beads made since they authentic ones were in limited supply. We know this necklace was post 1977 from the tag, which says Kingston, NY, as that is the year that Pididdly Links became big enough that it was moved out of the family home in the Catskills to a building in Kingston. By the 1980s, competition from abroad had cut into business profits, plus in an interview Elise talks about a big mortgage and mounting bills--all resulting in a decision to close Pididdly Links and sell what remained to two employees who modified the name. That new version only lasted another couple of years. This costume jewelry locket would be perfect for a granddaughter or daughter to get them started loving vintage jewelry. It's circa 1977 to early 1990s. although made to look older, and while it does have a small stubborn tarnish spot on the front, it's still in good condition, a testament to the quality that it's makers put into their small business.
The pendant measures 1-1/4" wide by 1-3/8" tall including the ornate frame around the locket. The locket itself is closer to 3/4" wide by 3/4" tall at the tallest point. The chain measures about 18". Other than a tarnish spot on the front, which I've tried to capture in photos, in good vintage condition.
Because you're never too young to love vintage.
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