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Custom Handprint and Footprint Jewelry

You will love having your child`s ACTUAL Handprint or Footprint images captured for a treasured keepsake in our custom engraved handprint and footprint jewelry. The child's handprints or footprints will be reduced in size to properly fit on the chosen jewelry item. We can use footprints from 12 weeks gestation and up. Simply email or snail-mail us a good photocopy of your child's handprints or footprints images, and we'll create a truly custom piece of jewelry, exclusively for you.

Click here to read Custom Handprint and Footprint Jewelry Reviews from our past clients. Click here to view Additional Photos of custom handprint and footprint jewelry we have made for clients.

We personally make these pieces in our studio using our own unique process of diamond engraved fine horizontal lines deeply into the piece-it will not rub or wear off. We use high quality Sterling Silver and solid 14K Gold in either Yellow or White for an heirloom-quality keepsake that will be cherished forever.

We have the following jewelry styles available: oval foot print charm, round hand print or feet print charm, square charm, round pendant, square pendant, heart shaped pendants (Med, Large, XLarge), dog tag pendant, dog tag key chain, round key chain, square bangle bracelets, oval cufflinks, and money clip.

  • Most of our customers use the footprints or handprints done at the hospital from when the child is born. It is OK if there are smudges or writing through the prints, we can edit this out. However, if the prints are not great quality (heavily smudged, blurry or on dark paper) and you have the opportunity to, you may want to retake the prints using one of the methods below.

     

  • The best quality image reproduction is from dark, high contrast ink prints against a white paper background. If you are going to create the handprint or footprint images (not from the hospital), you can use black washable ink and plain white cardstock (without any decorative textures or backgrounds). These can usually be found at your local crafts store. We also have a no-mess, no-fuss Inkless Wipe Imprint Kit with specially coated paper available that you can purchase to create your own prints.

     

  • We realize that you may only have one set of prints, especially if using the prints of a loved one that has passed away. We will do the best we can with what you send us, and treat your prints with the utmost respect that they deserve in such a delicate situation. No original copies will be harmed in the making of your custom piece, as we ask for scanned copies or photocopies of the prints. It is OK to have the prints on more than one piece of paper. Just email us each scan and specify your instructions in the email and on your order. We'll take care of the rest!

     

  • Scan the prints as a color photograph (not as a document) at 300 or 600 dpi. Save as a .jpg format. We cannot use .pdf and .tif formats. Please note that a Photograph of the ink prints does not render the best quality. We recommend that you use a flat bed scanner to capture the prints. If you do not have access to a scanner, then please mail us a good photocopy of the prints (do not send originals) and we will scan the prints in our studio for the best quality finished piece
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    Ink Baby Footprints on Original Hospital Birth Certificate

  • Email us a .jpg format of your scan, sent as a File Attachment, not embedded into the email. Be sure to include your customer name and invoice number in the subject line to:
    info.myforeverchild @ gmail.com (remove the spaces)
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  • If you prefer, you can mail a Photocopy of the original prints with a copy of your order to:
    My Forever Child
    297 Larkfield Road
    Box 541
    East Northport, NY 11731
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  • We will reconfigure the prints to fit best on the piece you ordered.
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    Baby Footprints Layout for Heart Charm 

     

  • This revised image is input into our unique software, optimized, and converted into a file that our engraving machine can read. The image is diamond engraved with fine horizontal lines into a high-polish, sturdy sterling silver jewelry piece. 14K gold pieces are also available in white and yellow gold. 
  • Sterling Silver Heart Charm Actual Baby Footprints Image

  • The image will shimmer from light to dark at different angles as the light reflects on the diamond cut metal. Photographs are not able to be reproduced with this process, only handprints, footprints, fingerprints, signatures, and line-drawn artwork.
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  • Items are engraveable, in Block-Capitals, Cursive, Script, or Roman font. The Charms can have engraving on the Back of the piece, and the Pendants and Keychains can have engraving on the front as well, please see the individual product description. The graphic designer reserves the right to configure the personalization for the best possible fit. The first line of personalization is included in the price.
    Please click here to read the terms of engraving before ordering.
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  • If you had a second trimester baby, it may be possible to reproduce the actual size of your baby's footprints. When you place your order, please note that you'd like the baby's actual footprint size used and include the baby's actual length and width of footprint/handprint in millimeters. Usually the best pieces to have engraved with the actual sized prints are the Dog Tag, Round Pendant, Square Pendant, and X-Large Round Pendant. Because of their tapered shape, the heart pendants are generally not large enough to have the actual sized prints. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding actual sized prints.

      

  • Optional bracelet, necklace chains, and genuine gemstone birthstone dangles are listed in the product description.

     

  • Please double check all spellings and dates on personalization. Due to custom nature of these products, returns are not allowed, unless there`s an error on our part.

     

  • Please allow approximately 3 weeks for processing before your order is shipped. Holidays such as Christmas, Mother's Day and Father's Day have specific cut off dates to order by, to ensure the proper time required for processing and shipping. Please see our Holiday Ordering Dates before placing your order.
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  • Click Here to order your own custom handprint jewelry or footprint jewelry
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     Actual Baby Handprints on Sterling Silver Dog Tag Pendant

    Engraving Information

    My Forever Child Keepsake Jewelry and Memorial Remembrance Gifts

    All of our personalized and engraved jewelry is crafted right in our own studio by a skilled engraving professional. Each piece is individually configured to ensure that your specific inscription is produced in the best way possible.

    Engraving Information:
    Please take note of the number of allowable characters (which includes spaces and punctuation) that can be engraved listed in the product description. In some cases we can compress the letters if the wording is a couple of characters over the specified limit.
    We reserve the right to change the font and the layout you selected for the best possible fit on the piece.

    Engraving Fonts Available:

       Outlined Block-Capitals Engraving Font    Single Line Block-Capitals Font
    Machine Engraved Block font in all capital letters. On larger pieces, it will be a filled double line block (first picture). On smaller pieces, it will be a single line block (second picture). The first letter in the word will be larger than the rest of the letters in the word (second picture), unless you type your personalization request in all capital letters (first picture).

    Cursive Single Line Engraving Font
    Machine Engraved Single Line Cursive font in capital and lower case letters.

    Roman Filled Engraving Font
    Machine Engraved Filled Roman font in capital and lower case letters.

    Script Single Line Engraving Font
    Machine Engraved Single Line Script font in capital and lower case letters.

    Hand Stamped Engraving Font
    Hand Stamped lettering in all capital letters, for a handcrafted artisan look. This style is only available on select items. Please note that the hand stamped lettering is not intended to look "perfect". Variations in letter placement, spacing, and depth of the letters are to be expected. This engraving is done with small steel alphabet tools and are hammered deeply into the silver, which is atop a steel block. The opposite side of the piece may have marr marks from the engraving process. Extra polishing is done to reduce the visibility of the marks.

    Monograms:
    Monograms are the classic way to personalize items. The initial of the first name is on the left, the initial of the last name is in the center in a larger size, and initial of the middle name is on the right. If you are doing a monogram of married couple, the initial of the husband's first name is on the left, the initial of the couple's last name is in the center in a larger size, and the initial of the wife's first name is on the right. We offer four beautiful Monogram styles: Interlocking Script, Roman, Circle Block, and Fancy Script.

    We have several Monogram jewelry pieces. However If you wish to have a monogram on a jewelry piece that does not have the Monogram option (ex. on the back of a custom handprint-footprint pendant), please contact us with your request prior to placing your order. Monograms take up a large area of space on the piece, and may not be available on all our items. 

    Monogram Styles: Interlocking Script, Roman, Circle Block, Fancy Script

     

    Special Engraving:
    ~If you would like a HEART shaped icon, please use a pound symbol # in the engraving field, example: Always In My #
    ~If you would like a STAR shaped icon, please use an asterisk symbol * in the engraving field, example: My Little *
    ~Please note that the star and heart symbols will take up 2 character spaces when they are engraved. Please allow for this when entering your desired inscription as you place your order.

    ~We can engrave in other languages!

    Please input the exact way the engraving should read in your online order and also in a separate email to confirm your special personalization. 

    *There is a $10 labor charge per item for engraving in these languages, your credit card will be charged the difference after your order is placed.
    *These languages are only available on our machine engraved pieces. Not available in hand stamped font or on the Posh Mommy Jewelry.

    Engraving Policy:
    Items that are personalized/engraved for you are not returnable or refundable, unless there is an error on our part. Engraved pieces are generally not able to be fixed and must be completely remade, which requires new material and labor. Please double check all spelling and dates prior to submitting your order. You will also receive an email with your order confirmation. It is your responsibility to check the accuracy of the personalization and details of your order. If you realize that there is an error, please contact us ASAP to see if we are able to halt production and correct the error. If you had submitted incorrect information for your order, and we had already engraved your item, you will be required to pay a charge for the reworking of the piece, plus the return postage back to you. Please email us for a price quote.

    About our Engravables:
    Sterling silver is a relatively soft metal which scratches easily during normal wear. Please note that sterling silver WILL scratch if it rubs against harder materials such as crystals, keys, stone and metal surfaces. This is normal and to be expected.

    Each of our engraved items is polished a minimum of 4 different ways to reduce surface scratches. Some items may appear to have scratches or dings. These cannot be polished out, as they are part of the metal itself and enhance the character of the individual handcrafted piece. Sterling silver will take on a patina of it's own, developing numerous small scratches, with normal wear. Each of our engraved pieces is protectively wrapped to avoid damage during shipping.

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    Sterling Silver Engravable Pendant Shapes and Sizes

    14K Gold Engravable Charms & Pendant Shapes and Sizes