Personalised Handprint Jewellery. The lil Heart specialises in placing handprints and footprints onto cufflinks, heart pendants, and charm bracelets.
A range of personalised pieces designed to perfectly capture a loved one's hand or footprint. The perfect way to remember a special someone or a new life and hold them close. Our heart handprint pendants are popular to capture up to three children, on one pendant.
What ages are perfect to make personalised jewellery from hand and footprints? There is no perfect age, we will work with any print from 0-200. Prints of different ages are always welcome and our process allows us to repair and enhance existing prints you may have. We can work with prints collected from funeral homes and hospitals and can work with the smallest prints collected from angel babies. Please talk to your midwife, hospital team or nurses if you would like handprints taken.
How do I order personalised handprint jewellery? Simply choose your piece from our collection or contact us for something special. Once you have selected your finish and placed your order we will send you out an inkless printing kit to capture your prints. Once you have collected your handprints, you can simply scan the prints on high resolution or take with a phone camera in natural lighting. Please try to keep the paper flat and minimize shadows. Once we will receive your prints back, we will start creating your piece.
What is an inkless printing kit? There are multiple ways to collect prints for your jewellery piece and each method produces a slightly different result. For young children, we recommend our inkless printing kits as they allow you to capture prints without making a mess using paint or ink. Each kit will come with 2-4 sheets of inkless paper and a towelette. Once the towelette is wiped on the hand it leaves a residue and when that hand makes contact with the paper, a print will appear.
Can we use paint to capture handprints? Yes, paint is fantastic to use with older children. The beauty of paint is it leaves good contrast and picks up the pressure exerted on paper. The trick for outstanding paint prints is to use as little paint as possible. This leaves a print which has no blobs or smears.
We have prints, but fingers moved or are missing? We can not solve missing fingers! but if there are smudges we can often remove these before proceeding once the prints are emailed to us. If your paper allows it, capture multiple prints and in some cases, we can combine prints to create a full hand! We understand the practicalities of getting clear prints with young children!
Our personalized handprint and footprint jewellery pieces are available in sterling silver cufflinks, keyrings, pendants, and bracelet charms. Our handprint hearts are popular for new mums and grandparents. We are also able to work with pet prints, horse prints, cat prints, rat prints etc.
Customised pieces of work are always welcome, just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss.