Keepsake Fingerprint Jewellery Baby Casting Basingstoke

what makes us different

Added: 6th September 2019

The English Charm Co. What makes us different?

The English Charm Co. WHO ARE WE

  • We are not a franchise so we no design constraints, we can create whatever your hearts desire
  • We make everything ourselves in our studio – nothing is sent away to a third party
  • We don’t have to keep to set prices set out by a Franchise and that way we make sure we are competitive
  • We offer a unique 1-1 service on an appointment basis to see the products on display and have a consultation about the keepsake you would like to create, all in with the price of your finished keepsake, including the casting session.
  • 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, Bizzie Baby and Lux Parent & Baby 2018

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



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

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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.

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All Our Own Crafts

autumn keepsake newsletter

Added: 16th October 2015

Welcome to our Autumn Festive Newsletter. All Our Own Crafts, Festival Place re-opens plus Christmas offers. Sign up to our newsletter online for festive updates.

All Our Own Crafts is open once again in time for Chistmas. We are situated in the old Tiger shop, by the entrance from Wote Street, and have many new crafters on board and new product ideas to tempt you. I will be in store every Wednesday to help you with any questions you may have for The English Charm Co.

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Mumpreneur 100 Winner

july/aug keepsake newsletter

Added: 23rd July 2015

An amazing summer off with the kids, lovely holidays and a relaxing time away. I have still been busy though here is my July/August Newsletter, exciting award news and a new product range.

Mumpreneur UK Winner

One of the top 100 Mumpreneurs in the UK 2015. I was so pleased to find an email in my inbox last Thursday, telling me I had been selected from thousands of entries to become one of the top 100 Mumpreneurs in the UK for 2015. It certainly brightened up an already very sunny day. My daughter was the first to congratulate me, as my no.1 fan bless her. Award ceremony will be held on 14th November 2015 in Warwickshire.

Wooden Keepsake with Image Transfer

I now have a new range of handmade beautiful vintage style wooden plaques, wall hangings and memory boxes. They capture photographs, handprints and footprints, they can also include names and DOB. The prints can be in any colour. The photographs work best in black and white but I can pull out some colour to highlight something specific in the picture, as I have done in these photographs.


Bambino Goodies

june keepsake newsletter

Added: 18th June 2015

Well, the weather has been amazing this week, now it is time to enjoy some of it with the kids, can’t wait. As we wrap up a busy June after Father’s Day.


The team and Festival Place have been really pleased with the success of the All Our Own Crafts shop in Festival place, they have given us another shop until mid August. We can now be found opposite Starbucks on the upper ground floor. We have lots of new products and new crafts too. We are in a great location which is nice and bright and open plan. Like us on Facebook to keep up to date with new crafts, workshops and new products


The English Charm Co. doodles keepsakes have been featured on the fabulous Bambino Goodies product must have’s. Bambino Goodies have been taking the legwork out of tracking down cool buys for under sevens and their families for over seven years and have tempted hundreds of thousands of people with their finds, as well as providing oodles of inspiration. They are passionate about family living, design, style and showing support to independent retailers, designers and brands. They connect their loyal and ever-growing band of followers with well-designed, stylish, practical, playful, and often ethical, buys as well highlighting fun things to do, places to go, things to make and inspiring family living ideas.


I am pleased to announce a new product line. A photograph of your loved one or pet handcrafted into fine silver. All you need to do is scan a copy of the photograph and send to me at Prices start from £55 for a bracelet charm. They can also fit on a Pandora or Thomas Sabo style bracelet with an additional attachment for £10 visit for more info.


Accredited trainer

may keepsake news

Added: 15th May 2015

Welcome to my May Newsletter. This is now going to be a regular newsletter to all my lovely customers. I will be telling you about what I have been up to, events and pop up shops I will be attending, new products and special promotions especially for you.


Last October Festival Place Shopping Centre in Basingstoke decided to trial a new idea coming up to Christmas. Kate and Tracy are the brains behind it and they organised some of the best local crafters in the area to be involved, they were limited to 25 at the time due to the size of the shop available. It proved to be such a success and a unique and interesting concept that they have been asked to come back. The English Charm Co. are lucky enough to share in their continued success of “All Our Own Crafts”. Above is a selection of the lovely items you can find in the shop, but there are loads more. Like us on Facebook



The English Charm Co. has also been awarded a Silver Award by Bizzie Baby for our keepsake products. Bizziebaby Awards are Voted by you, parents. Bizziebaby! A website designed intentionally for all you mums and dads looking for the best, in-depth product reviews online, a website where what you say, goes. The reviews of the English Charm Co. cover all aspects of the products and service from beginning to finished piece of jewellery and packaging. There is no stone unturned. visit ProdID=5237&CatType=8gifts to see the reviews and what real mums said about The English Charm Co.


In addition to the Bizzie Baby Silver Award, I am so pleased to have been awarded the prestigious accredited Guild Member Status by the Keepsake Guild. What does this mean? My work has been independently assessed by the Guild and passed a very strict criteria to give you peace of mind. You have an assurance of quality when you purchase any items of jewellery from me.

Hallmarking All of my charms are 99.9% pure silver and jewellery findings such as chains and bracelets are 925 sterling silver. If a piece of jewellery weighs over 7.78g we send it away to the Assay Office to be independently reviewed and hallmarked including our own unique sponsor mark, which provides traceability to the English Charm Co. This is a compulsory part and a legal requirement of every hallmark struck. This is also a requirement for Accredited Guild Membership. Find out more about hallmarking here