Last Christmas, I decided to make my girlfriend the locket from the Illusionist ..For those of you who haven't seen exactly what this locket is, here is a scene from the movie http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvKWNyp5bbI
... As far as i know, in the movie, they used two lockets and didn't actually make a working one.
As you can imagine, after some people saw this cool locket, they wanted to make a working one, myself included.
The first thing I did after I decided to make the locket was to have a quick google search.
one of the most usefull links I found was http://cranitorium.com/aneurysm/index.php?Itemid=50&id=20&option=com_content&task=view
..... and from instructales user Pushan Panda (http://www.instructables.com/id/Illusionist-Heart-Locket/
I wanted to make it more than a plain locket, to have some detail in the front and back surface so that it was visually more appealing.
With this in mind, I started looking up veneers. I then had the idea of making the front and back surface from two separate materials so there was a full depth inlay.
I came up with a few designs for the front, from the butterfly seen in the movie to stars and horse shoes. In the end, I decided to go with a stylised A (her first initial) and used a Celtic script ( I'm Irish :P )If you like this instructable, please vote for it in the holiday gift competition and in the instructable design contest. Thank you!! :D
Here is a video of my locket:
Note: I have made two of these now. A replacement was made and some of the things learned from the first attempt were applied here. This means that images from both lockets are used, but they were the exact same so no biggie. Thanks to Anna for recording the video.