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.

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Handprint Footprint Fingerprint Jewellery

review handprint footprint jewellery by what's good to do

Added: 8th September 2015

Reviewed by Debbie Talbot

I have wanted to get hand or footprint charms made of my twins hand or footprints ever since they were born. I was therefore delighted to come across The English Charm Co.

The lady I dealt with was so helpful, taking me through my options. Once I had decided on what I wanted and my order placed I was sent an impression kit containing inkless wipes and special paper which captures the prints. I then emailed them across to the company. I took 2 sets of prints while my wriggly boys were sleeping. I was advised that their handprints would work better as charms and so I opted for their handprints with their name on the front of a heart shaped silver charm and their date of birth on the back.

It seemed no time at all (around a week or so) before the lovely lady was back in touch telling me that my order was ready to send out.  I was so excited that I was delighted to receive pictures of the charms taken before they were posted.


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.


Bizzie Baby Silver Award Logo

reviews by bizzie baby testers

Added: 5th May 2015

Lesley Awarded The Pendant charm with child’s hand print & Foot print 4.7/5

Lovely pendant, great quality. The packaging is very elegant and reflects the quality of the pendant beautifully. The instructions were clear and easy to follow. Excellent quality, the sterling silver displays the hand print very well. The service, instructions and delivery of the pendant was excellent, the packaging is lovely. This is something to offer someone as a special gift, not something to buy myself. I would consider buying a gift like this for my mother/mother-in-law for a special occasion. It’s a nice thing to have as a memento of when a child was small. The necklace pendant was just a little too big for my taste. As I don’t wear bracelets I chose the necklace pendant but may have been happier with the bracelet size pendant for my necklace.The service from The English Charm Company was great though. The English Charm Company delivered a great service for a fantastic product. The quality of the product cannot be faulted. The presentation box was beyond my expectations and matched the quality of the charm inside. Lovely gift for someone special. Lesley Buick – Fraser 10 Months

Rachel Awarded The Pendant charm with child’s hand print & Foot print 4.3/5

Very happy with the item – lovely as an item for yourself or a gift. Beautiful. Presented very well in a black box with blue ribbon. Easy to understand instructions. It was hard to take the hand and foot impression from a fidgety one year old. Would be far easier with a much younger baby who wasn’t so keen on moving everywhere! Excellent final product. I would happily pay £40 for the pendant alone as the quality and presentation is excellent. I would recommend this as lovely gift. Overall, very happy. I just think a second sheet of paper might be helpful if taking a print from a baby on the move! Rachel Dicks – Grace 1 Year

Yasmin Awarded The Pendant charm with child’s hand print & Foot print 4.5/5

It looked very well made and I was very pleased. The box was lined with an identical picture of my daughter’s handprint which was a very personal touch. It was well presented and even included a cleaning cloth to care for the charm. The instructions were basic and I was able to follow them. It appears to be of good quality and will last a long time. The handprint although small has fitted onto the charm well and my daughter’s name is written alongside the print which gives it that extra special look. The cost is about what I would expect for a personalised product of this nature. I would be happy purchasing this type of product as it is a special memento and something that captures your little ones handprint forever. It is good quality and I would recommend as a special gift/memento. Overall it is a lovely special product and something that would be an ideal gift for a new mum. The lady that works at the company was good at keeping in touch with me to ensure that the product was what I wanted. I was pleasantly surprised at how nice it looked and I am very pleased with the charm as it is something I will wear for a long time.Yasmin Sked – Caitlin 10 Months


Rock and Roll Pussycat

Blogger Review of The English Charm Co.

Added: 16th December 2014

My favourite type of gift has to be a something that I can keep forever and look back on, remembering the time I received it, what was happening in my life and reasons behind it. I’m quite a sentimental soul.

Since the birth of the little man I’ve become a little obsessed with collecting keepsakes and mementos from his early days and months, so much so, I already have a rather large box filled with ‘things’ to keep. Whilst it’s nice to keep things its not always practical so I was rather excited when I was given the opportunity of reviewing a beautiful piece of keepsake jewellery from The English Charm Company.

The English Charm Company is ran by the lovely Natasha who is based in Hampshire. Natasha designs and creates beautiful handmade keepsake jewellery which is perfect to give as a gift or receive.

Natasha offers a range of products including hand prints, finger prints, footprints or a child’s drawing, all printed forever onto 99.9% pure silver. Each item purchased is sent in an elegant box with a beautifully tired ribbon, silver polishing cloth and care instructions.

After much deliberation and website viewing I opted for the Personalised heart shaped single charm*, a gorgeous charm suitable to affix to a bracelet or keyring.

What’s really clever about The English Charm Company is everything can be ordered and created online or through the post, there’s no need to visit Natasha in person.

To create our charm we were sent an impression kit through the post. The impression kit consists of two pots of coloured clay/putty which must be mixed together and rolled into a ball.

The ball is what will hold the finger print of your little person, ready for it to be created into a piece of keepsake jewellery.

I did need assistance getting the little mans finger print onto the ball as he was intent on trying to squash it or eat it! You do need to be quite quick when trying to get the fingerprint as the putty does start to dry quite quickly. When we finally managed, we left it to dry for a little while before parcelling it back up to send back to Natasha to create something pretty. You can read more about the process of how a piece of jewllery is created here.

Around a week after I’d sent off the finger prints a little beautifully wrapped little box arrived on my doorstep.

When I’d unwrapped the pretty little gift box I was greeted with a gorgeous heart shaped charm with the imprint of my little mans finger!

The charm is quite large, much larger than I’d expected. It has a chunky look which I really like. I’m not really a fan of delicate jewellery so a thick, chunkier style of charm is much more suitable for me.

The heart shaped charm costs a very reasonable £45. Natasha has a range of products for all budgets on her website which you can check out here. I love the idea of a permanent keepsake made from forever lasting silver.

Check out the The English Charm Company on Facebook as there’s a chance to win a £50 voucher!