Hey! I'm Christina, the owner of Love & Locket.
I grew up in the beautiful Annapolis Valley, and now I live in Dartmouth with my husband and my sweet cat Gracie.
I would say i've always been a bit of an entrepreneur. As a kid, I used to love having yard sales and helping my parents sell their old things. While in university, I spent many nights baking cupcakes and cookies as a way to support myself while going to school. In 2019, I made the commitment to shop only secondhand for my clothing. I've always enjoyed the frugal aspect of thrift shopping, but after learning about the harmful realities of the fast fashion industry.. it was time to make a change.
Fast forward to 2020. One morning in November, I was standing in front of the mirror getting ready for the day. As I put in my earrings and draped my necklace across my chest, the idea of making my own jewelry crossed my mind. As someone who enjoys being creative and trying new hobbies, it didn't take long for me to purchase my first set of jewelry making supplies. I quickly fell in love with the therapeutic aspect of jewelry making, and seeing my creations come to life was the icing on the cake.
In just a few short weeks, I had created a shop on Etsy as a way to share my jewelry with the world. I spent the next year and a half fulfilling Etsy orders, attending local markets, and growing this little business of mine.
Now in 2022, I'm launching my own personal website. I'll be using this website to merge my two passions.. secondhand clothing and jewelry. I'm so excited that Love & Locket finally has a space to call it's own here on the internet. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of your support thus far, and i'm looking forward to seeing what the future holds.