Casts or Jewellery- In Memory
At these extremely difficult times and these memories are extra special for families.
It is very sad but rewarding when I am asked to make Casts
or Print Jewellery
of children or babies who are very ill or have passed away.
If your much loved relative or friend is very ill or has just passed away, I can often make a beautiful hand Cast
I can also make Print Jewellery
of their Fingerprint
, or sometimes Footprint for you to treasure and to remember them forever.
(I can also make memory keepsakes using Pawprints
of your very special pet).
I may be able take prints myself or if this isn't possible you can take them, I can supply advice and/ or a print kit if necessary.
Prints can also sometimes be taken by a hospital or a funeral director.
I can also incorporate Cremation Ashes
into many types of Silver Jewellery
Some Very Special Children
Beth Rose Brading
Beth Rose (July 24th 2002 - March 10th 2016) very sadly died suddenly in the spring of 2016.
Beth was a wonderful, very popular 13 year old teenager who enjoyed school.
She came from a large family and is greatly missed by her parents, brothers and sisters.
She loved butterflies, the colour yellow and Minions (Little yellow cartoon characters)
I like life, but it can be a pain in the butt, but it is pretty good, when you put in the effort. By Beth Rose Brading
Her devastated parents asked me to take casts of Beth's hands at the Funeral Directors.
They now have this lovely cast to remember her forever.
I also took finger prints at the Funeral Directors and I made beautiful silver rings for her mum and dad to wear.
Baby Kaleb, very sadly died very soon after he was born a couple of years ago.
At the time the staff at the hospital took prints of his feet as a memory for his parents.
These prints were put away safely until Kaleb's mum felt ready to discuss a keepsake in Kaleb's memory. She visited me at Laura's Treasured Prints a few weeks ago to discuss a silver keepsake pendant. She choose a silver star, as she tells her other children that Kaleb is looking down from the stars. The star has Kaleb's little footprint on it. A lovely keepsake she can wear in his memory.
"Every night before I go to bed I blow out the candle on the mantle piece and hold my little girls hand again" Quote from Phoebe's mum, Vicki.
In September this year I met a little girl called Phoebe and her mum, Vicki.
Phoebe had been diagnosed with AML Leukaemia in 2012.
After a lot of treatment, very sadly in August 2015 her family were told that Phoebe was now terminally ill.
Devastated by the news Phoebe's parents decided that they wanted Phoebe's last months to be filled with fun memories for the whole family. They went on a seaside holiday, went to Centre Parcs with Phoebe's cousins and visited London to see a show. They also celebrated an amazing 5th birthday party for Phoebe.
I was honoured to be asked to make a hand holding cast and print Jewellery for Phoebe's mum and other family members.
Phoebe told me about her party while I took moulds of her fingerprints, which is a bit like playing with Play Doh.
Phoebe wasn't so keen on having the holding cast but we managed to get a lovely cast of Phoebe holding hands with her mum, with the help of Kitkat!
Later that week I met Phoebe's Grandma Dawn. She talked so fondly of little Phoebe, telling me how she would sing the rhyme- round and round the garden, like a Teddy Bear to Phoebe.
She took some hand print kits for Phoebe and her brother Oliver, to have fun at home taking their prints. The children also drew pictures and Phoebe made Dawn pose for a drawing! I was later able to incorporate Phoebe's lovely drawing of Grandma Dawn into the jewellery and keepsakes that Dawn chose.
I was so sad to hear that Phoebe passed away on 30/10/15.
Vicki visited me soon afterwards to discuss some print jewellery.
I was so touched to hear Vicki say how comforting she found having the cast of Phoebe's little hand.
"Every night before I go to bed I blow out the candle on the mantle piece and hold my little girls hand again"
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