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gift ideas

Added: 12th October 2017

Capture something unique

When it’s for a special person or that ‘once in a lifetime’ occasion, you want a gift that is unique. You want something which is bespoke and personal, and something you are proud to give.

Perhaps it is a loved one’s milestone birthday or a special couple’s anniversary. Is it your child’s prom or graduation – an occasion that should be marked with the perfect gift? Maybe you want something a little bit different as a Christmas present this year (instead of another pair of socks?!).

Here at the English Charm Company, we not only offer a huge range of present options, but also a variety of ways to make a gift completely individual to your requirements.

What will you discover

Take a look around our website and you will the find an array of beautiful items on offer.

We don’t want you to have to pick something off the high street. We want you to have the opportunity to purchase something different, something exceptional and something bespoke.

We can help you create wonderful pieces of jewellery, including silver keepsakes and charms, featuring fingerprints, handprints, doodles, artworks and handwriting. 

We also offer a range of casting options, including 2D stone outprints and 3D casting, which can feature hands or feet of your baby or a whole family cast. Our newborn casts are a particular favourite.

Don’t forget your precious pet either. We can create silver jewellery items using paw prints, as well as take casts of the paw or even the nose of your furry friend! These make gorgeous keepsakes.

Come and enjoy the experience

A great thing about purchasing a gift from the English Charm Company is the experience. We offer a one-to-one service with individual appointments, arranged at your convenience. These appointments allow time for us to discuss your requests and ideas. It is time devoted to you, in order to find out exactly what you want.  We like working ‘with’ you. And it is all included in the price.

In terms of the gift itself, we take care to capture every detail. Whether it is a fingerprint or a cast, we make every effort to record every crease, every line, every aspect.

Your gift will be handcrafted, finished and perfected by an individual who truly cares about the significance of your gift. We want you to be proud of the piece we create.

Furthermore, all of our items are carefully presented and wrapped. We take pride in the presentation of our products. Our charms, for example, are packaged in a high-quality box, thread on a beautiful silk ribbon, with a certificate of authenticity, a polish cloth and care instructions included.

What makes us different

We don’t stick to any specifications! The joy of being an experienced craftswoman and silversmith is the chance to experiment and try new things, and, at the English Charm Company, we have the freedom to do just that.

Take a look at some of the products available – if you like what you see, then fantastic. Contact us to find out more.

If you can’t quite see what you are looking for, but have some innovative ideas, then get in touch. We would love to help you create something from your very own imagination. 

Family Wreath of Hands

3D casting - capturing the ‘moment’

Added: 5th June 2017

Have you considered a 3D cast? These are a wonderful way to create a very special and personal ornament or box-framed picture.

What range of products are available?

We can produce casts of hands and feet of babies, children, teenagers, adults and even pets!

A popular cast is that of the tiny hands and feet of a newborn baby. Sometimes mums book this in before they have even given birth, so they capture those tiny fingers or toes at only 1 week old! Just let us know and we can arrange an advanced appointment.

Casting can take place at any age. A family cast captures a moment in time demonstrating the love between a whole family. A family wreath of hands makes a unique keepsake. Parents’ and/or siblings’ hands entwined create a wonderful birthday present, Mother’s, Father’s or Grandparents’ Day gift.

We can also produce 3D casts of a pet’s foot (paw!) too. A 3D cast can be frame mounted with photos or we can create a cast of your pet’s paw entwined with your hand. These are incredibly sought after.

What’s involved?

You can book in a casting to be done at our studio at Worting House in Basingstoke, Hampshire, or we can arrange a home visit.

A cast is taken to create a mould. It usually takes about an hour.

We recommend you wear old clothes. It is relatively mess free and if any plaster does get on your clothes it will peel off, but we like to recommend this just to be cautious.

Is it safe?

We understand that, especially with castings involving newborns, young children or those with sensitive skin, there may be a concern about the safety of the process involved. Please be reassured that the materials we use are a derivative of seaweed and contain only natural materials, nothing toxic. It is the same stuff that dentists use to make dentures! Furthermore, for pets, we use a special conditioner to ensure it doesn’t stick to their fur.

How soon is the casting ready?

This depends on the size of the casting. A 3D casting of a baby’s hand or foot may be ready within 4 weeks, but a larger family one can take up to 12 weeks to fully dry. I can give you an estimate at your appointment.

Can I order ‘copies’?

Unfortunately, you cannot have copies made as a mould can only be used once. If more than one casting is required for multiple orders, we would need to take duplicate moulds.

Take a sneak peak into how we make our 3D baby hand and foot casting

Finally…

3D castings are so beautiful and unique and there are so many options available.

Please enquire for more information or to ask any further questions. Email hello@theenglishcharmco.co.uk or call 07792 503411.

We very much look forward to hearing from you and to creating an item you can treasure for a lifetime.

Fingerprint jewellery

valentines day gift ideas

Added: 4th January 2017

CLAIM YOUR 15% OFF Keepsake Jewellery for Valentine’s Day

Are you looking for a unique Valentine’s gift for that special someone? Many run of the mill presents so often get pushed to the back of the cupboard once the day has passed. Why not think outside of the box. A great idea is to buy your loved one, keepsake jewellery that they will treasure for a lifetime. The English Charm Company handcrafts bespoke silver jewellery featuring something they love – here are some ideas… something of yours; a fingerprint, miniaturised handprint, footprint, or maybe your baby or child’s fingerprint, handprint or footprint? a special drawing or handwriting or even a pet paw print into pure 99.9% silver charm – something they love and will cherish forever…

Names, special dates and birth stones can be included too. As an independent jeweller we can create your jewellery to your exact requirements. We have a wide variety of gifts perfect for Valentines Day including bracelets, necklaces, earrings, cufflinks and keyrings. Visit our estore http://www.theenglishcharmco.co.uk/shop/ for more ideas.

As a member of the Keepsake Guild, we adhere to the best industry practices and constantly strive to provide the highest level of professionalism and discretion at all times; creating high-quality keepsake jewellery that will be loved forever and stand the test of time. To find out more take a look at the website. Or to discuss your specific requirements, don’t hesitate to call 07792 503411. Make this Valentine’s Day one to remember!

We are offering 15% off any silver keepsake if you order or book your appointment before by the 5th February 2017.

CLAIM YOUR 15% DISCOUNT NOW

Simply use the code Love17 at checkout or quote when you book an appointmen

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Handprint Footprint Jewellery

what makes us different

Added: 9th December 2016

The English Charm Co. What makes us different?

The English Charm Co. WHO ARE WE

  • We are not a franchise
  • We have no design constraints
  • We make everything ourselves in our studio – nothing is sent away to a third party
  • We have full control
  • We make all the decisions
  • We don’t have to keep to set prices set out by a Franchise and that way we make sure we are competitive
  • We put offers on when we want to
  • We can make changes to any design you require to make your cherished keepsake bespoke to you
  • We are professionally trained in Artclay to level 1 and 2
  • An accredited member and Accredited Trainer of the Keepsake Guild
  • An active Member of the Guild of Jewellery Designers
  • Professional casting training from The Craft Ecademy
  • Numerous awards including Mumpreneur and Bizzie Baby

We hope this shows how unique we are and that your finished keepsake will be made to our very highest standard and satisfaction.

 

Pet Print Jewellery

pet prints

Added: 21st November 2016

Pet prints can also be taken very easily in the same way as handprints and footprints. You receive the same kits when you buy your jewellery.

Here is a great trick when taking the prints with animals. Try doing it first thing in the morning when they are really hungry – wipe their paws with the magic wipe and then put the paper next to their feeding bowls and they can stand on the paper whilst they are eating. Don’t worry if you get lots of prints I tidy them up and take the best one for the jewellery.

Email me if you need any further advice hello@theenglishcharmco.co.uk

In Loving Memory Keepsake Jewellery

in loving memory

Added: 29th September 2016

Keepsake story reaches out to social media

One evening whilst I was catching up on my social media accounts (I do this most evenings and get told off all the time), I came across a post which had been shared by lots of people around the country and really touched me.

It was a post from a young lady in Glasgow who was about to get on a plane to go on holiday with her friend. The friend had lost a cherished charm made for her in memory of her late father. The charm featured her fathers’ fingerprint, angel wings and his handwriting saying Dad XOXO.

Lost somewhere in the airport and after much searching and re-tracing steps, the lady had to get on the plane. They were only able to report it to the airport and hope for the best.

The lady’s friend posted the story on social media which is where I heard the news. I was so touched by this story, as I couldn’t imagine how awful that would have felt. The charms are so personal and under the circumstances all the more precious.

Feeling for her and believing I may be able to do something for her, I got in touch. I messaged her and offered to make a replica charm. I asked if she had a copy of the fingerprint or any writing from her father in a card or letter.

Luckily she had a copy of the fingerprints from the Funeral Directors and her dad’s signature from a birthday card.

I asked her to send me pictures of her charm so I could see exactly what it looked like to replicate it as closely as possible.

A few weeks later the charm was ready and I sent it to the the lady gift boxed, she was so happy when she received it. One thing I am learning over the years is that my job really makes a difference to people. That is why I am so passionate about it.

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baby keepsake gifts for christenings

Added: 4th September 2016

What better way to celebrate the birth of a new baby than with a personalised gift! If you’re planning a christening for your new-born, or if you’re going to the christening of someone else’s baby, then a little gift is customary. Whether it be a silver spoon, an engraved silver napkin ring, a picture frame, an item of jewellery or something ornamental, give a gift that a child can appreciate for many years to come.

If you’re looking for a keepsake christening gift for a little baby then The English Charm Company can make you something truly unique and special. Everything is hand-crafted and made with your requirements in mind. From a personalised silver bracelet to a nursery presentation frame, we will get it right for you. So why not browse our estore to find the perfect gift? We can design something bespoke for you, choose from handprint jewellery or fingerprint jewellery and turn it into something truly unique with engraved names and birthstones.

A gift should be something that the recipient can cherish always, whether it is for a christening, an anniversary, or a birthday. Say what you want to say with a gift from The English Charm Company.

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northhantsmum

northantsmum reviews the english charm company and new premises!!

Added: 6th June 2016

We had a lovely review this month from Northantsmum. The review covers the initial consultation at the studio, through to taking the casts and receiving the finished framed gift. You can see the full review here

New Basingstoke Studio !

The studio has been up and running for nearly 2 months now. We have had lots of courses running across keepsake silver jewellery, 2D and 3D life casting which is fabulous news. The studio is ideally suited to training 3 – 4 people at a time and is located in in the beautiful parkland at Worting House in Basingstoke. Covering the South East, we are easily accessible via road and rail links and accommodation is just five mins away, if you choose to try more than one course over consecutive days.

Do you have a new baby in the family?

We also have a lovely range of products on permanently on display covering silver keepsake jewellery, 2D stone outprints and 3D life casting, so you can come in and have a look and decide on your perfect gift for your friends and family. We can take the prints and casts on the day making the process so easy. Leave the rest to us. We can also visit you at home.

Call us on 07792 503411 or email hello@theenglishcharmco.co.uk

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father's day

Added: 2nd May 2016

Find unique Father’s Day gifts

LAST DAY FOR ORDERING FOR FATHER’S DAY MONDAY 6th JUNE

Father’s Day falls on Sunday 21st June this year, but it’s never too early to decide what you’d like to give as a gift. We have a whole host of options available. Why not find a unique Father’s Day gift online at the English Charm Company?

If you’re looking for something special this Father’s Day then something unique will go down well with your recipient. After all, what could be more unique than a personalised bracelet, necklace, set of cufflinks or a key ring?

Are you keen to find out more? Treat the father in your life to something special this Father’s Day, and give them a gift which they can cherish always.

Last day for ordering in time for Father’s Day Monday 6th June.

Shop now 

The Craft Ecademy Accredited Trainer

accredited trainer for the craft ecademy

Added: 19th April 2016

April/ May News 2016

Exciting news from The English Charm Company, as part of the continuing growth of the business, I have now been given the opportunity to transfer my skills and knowledge to you.  I am now officially an Accredited Trainer for the Craft Ecademy and Keepsake Guild.

There are a wide range of courses available, not only fine silver keepsake jewellery, we have extended the portfolio to include advanced metal clay techniques,  such as ring making, stone setting, texture and enameling and glass fusing. 2D and 3D baby casting, as well as furniture decoration and recycling, which will be coming very soon.

All training modules at the Craft Ecademy have been completed, as well as being metal artclay level 1 and 2 certified, to ensure high quality training and ongoing support. I will run the courses out of a new studio in Hampshire, covering the South East, and I can accomodate small groups.

Sign up to The English Charm Co. newsletter for course updates and offers. Last Fathers’s Day orders Mon 6th June 2016.

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Handprint Footprint Jewellery

mother's day gift ideas

Added: 10th March 2016

Mother’s Day already how did that happen! I have some inspirational and different gift ideas for your mums and grandmother’s this Mother’s Day Sunday 6th March.

Have you thought about bespoke jewellery for Mother’s Day?

Are you looking for something special to give to your mum on Mother’s Day? A piece of bespoke jewellery can do so much, and say so much. How special would it be to have an item of handcrafted silver keepsake jewellery featuring a life cast of a fingerprint, handprint or footprint? The miniaturised print can then be made into a necklace, bracelet or simply as a silver charm.  you can personalise it so that it represents something special to her. The options are endless, and completely bespoke, when you commission an item from The English Charm Company.

Our handmade bespoke jewellery is made using life casts which means that precious memories can be frozen in time and remembered always. If your mum loves jewellery and would like something new and unique for her jewellery box then it can be made for her. Such an item can then become an heirloom piece of jewellery, which can be kept and lovingly worn down the generations.

Give your mum something truly special this Mother’s Day.

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Handprint Footprint Jewellery

handprint and footprint jewellery

Added: 16th December 2015

There’s a wealth of choice out there when it comes to jewellery, with every budget catered for, but what really makes a difference is being presented with something that’s handmade, and therefore completely unique to its recipient.

There’s something very special about personalised jewellery. It can remind us of a particular person or moment in time. It also makes for a rather unique gift. If  you are looking for bespoke handmade jewellery, then look to The English Charm Company.

We make handcrafted silver keepsake jewellery and gifts. Everything is bespoke and designed to each customer’s requirements. We can personalise what we make for you by using fingerprints, handprints, footprints, handwriting, drawings and even paw prints – whatever you choose to use. Be reminded of a loved one or a particular memory or event every time you wear it. Whether you’d like a personalised charm and necklace, bracelet, keyring or cufflinks we can make just the gift you have in mind.

There’s nothing quite like a handmade, personalised piece of jewellery, and we can create it for you.

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