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Inkless Baby Handprint Kit

inkless baby handprint kit safe way to capture baby's handprint using inkless wipe and paper

Having a baby is such a special time, capturing their handprint using inkless our Inkless Baby Handprint Kit is easy to do.

inkless baby handprint kit with handprint

What does the Baby Handprint kit consist of?

The handprint kit consists of an inkless wipe that is safe to use on babies and adults alike.

It is dry to the touch and so perfect for a mess free way of capturing your baby’s handprint.

Included in the kit is an A4 size white paper, specially made to use with the inkless wipe and full instructions for capturing the perfect print.

Capture your baby’s footprint using the inkless wipe

The kit can be used for handprints, footprints or both! The wipe can be used multiple times in one go, depending on the size of your child’s hand and feet.

As you continue to use the wipe, the print will become more faded nevertheless, you should have some good prints to use and cherish.

After taking your child’s prints, you can simply wipe their hands/feet with a damp cloth or baby wipe.

inkless footprint kit for babies and adults capture their actual footprint using safe inkless wipe and special paper

A kit not just for baby handprints!

This inkless baby handprint kit is also great for using on older children and adults. Therefore, it’s a great gift for anyone seeking to capture the prints of someone they dearly love.

Furthermore, if you have a loved one who has recently passed and you wish to capture their prints, we can send a kit straight to the funeral directors. If you’d like to do this, simply add the address of the funeral directors at the checkout. Alternatively, you can contact us here.

Top tips for capturing your baby or child’s prints

  • Make sure your child is comfortable, for example, they have just had a feed or have just woken from a nap.
  • Ensure you have help especially for babies
  • Make sure you wipe the entire hands, including fingertips. For feet, ensure you wipe the entire foot, including the toes.
  • For handprints, unravel the baby’s fingers, and press firmly on the paper, hold for a few seconds.
  • For footprints, have the paper on a flat surface, holding the baby upright, press the foot firmly on the paper and hold for a few seconds.
  • These are just some of our tips, our full instructions can be read here.
inkless handprint kit to use to capture the actual handprint of a loved one.
Ordering your baby handprint kit

You can order a full print kit, consisting of 1 inkless wipe and 1 paper for £7 including free UK (mainland) Postage from our online shop.

This print kit works as a lovely gift for a new Mum or Mum to be and can brought in a presentation box, with 1 inkless wipe, 1 paper, full instructions and a 10% off voucher to use on their first order.

How can I use the prints?

The prints act as a lasting keepsake and work beautifully framed with a name, date and other special information. Alternatively, you can use the actual handprint/footprint captured and have it turned into a beautiful piece of, pure silver jewellery.

Our handprint/footprint range, uses your precious prints to make a special piece of keepsake jewellery for you to wear. We do not take your prints, we only need a copy to use to make a special stamp to imprint into silver. You can view our entire range by clicking on the link above or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Custom Paw Print Ring Handmade in the UK

custom paw print ring handmade in the uk

A meaningful way of preserving the love you have for your pet lies in the form of a Custom made, Paw Print Ring, handmade, here in the UK.

Your pet’s actual paw print is captured onto a pure silver charm attached to a sterling silver ring for you to cherish and wear.

Personalise the ring to your requirements by choosing a traditional band ring or a contemporary beaded ring, the choice is yours.

Can my dog or cat’s real paw print be used?

Yes it can! Cat’s, dogs, rabbits and almost any four-legged friend’s precious paws can be captured using the method explained below.

custom paw print ring handmade in the uk
Beaded Paw Print Ring

How is my pet’s paw print is captured?

An easy, safe method is used to capture your pet’s paw print. Using an inkless wipe and special paper, sent with your order, your pet’s paw print is captured by following our instructions included with the kit.

Next, you send me a picture of the print via True Love Keepsakes’ Instagram or Facebook Page. Then, I’ll let you know straight away if you captured a good enough print to use. Most often than not, I can use a least 1 print from the multiple prints you have captured.

How long does it take to make the ring?

Turnaround time typically takes 14-21 days from the date I receive your prints. However, I endeavour to make your order sooner than this window. Furthermore, you’re kept informed of the progress.

Will my Paw Print ring be presented in a gift box?

Yes, unless otherwise stated at the time of placing your order, your Paw Print charm ring, comes presented in a lovely gift box. In addition, the ring is placed inside a velvet pouch to protect it further. Also, included with your order, is a reference guide on how to best care for your jewellery.

How big is the charm?

The charm, measures approximately 1cm in length and 1cm in width. Your pet’s Paw Print will be imprinted in the middle of the charm, whether you choose a circle or heart shape.

How do I choose my ring size?

For the beaded ring, with a 2mm width, I currently offer UK sizes:

K, M, N, O, P, S

For the band, ‘Halo’ ring with a 2mm width, I currently offer UK sizes:

I, K, L, M, O, Q, T

I send out a UK, ring size guide for you to choose the correct size.

Paw Print Ring
Round, ‘Halo’ Paw Print Ring

The sizes are subject to availability and you’ll receive confirmation that I have your size in stock together with your order confirmation. If a size is not in stock, you’ll be notified and made aware of any waiting times.

Why choose a Paw Print Ring?

It’s a gorgeous way of wearing a part of your pet and keeping a precious memory captured in time. Love wearing rings? Then this will be a very special addition! You’ll get lots of compliments and such a ring will tell a very special story relating to your pet.

If you’d like to contact me to find out more about this gorgeous keepsake, send me a message via Instagram or Facebook.

Loretta

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Paw Print Necklace for Marly’s Mum

teardrop paw print necklace modelled by marlin

Back in August 2020, I created a Paw Print, Teardrop Necklace for Marly’s Mum. Marlin (Marly for short) is a Red Fox Labrador who, at the time of going to press, is adored by almost 15k followers on Instagram. Marly’s account has the most gorgeous photos featuring Marly and her Mum’s adventures.

Having a Paw Print Charm is the best way of capturing a special memory of your dog. Your dog’s real paw print is used to make the charm. When Marly’s Mum placed her order for a Pure Silver, Paw Print, Teardrop Necklace, I sent her a Paw Print Kit, consisting of an Inkless Wipe and Special Paper.

Capturing Marlin’s Paw Print

At the time, Marlin’s Mum was one of my ambassadors and she did a fantastic job of taking a short video of her using the Inkless wipe to capture Marlin’s paw print which you can see below.

Marly’s Mum captured her paw print perfectly using the inkless wipe and paper

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Once this was achieved, she sent me a DM of the prints to check that they were suitable for use. The prints were gorgeous! I chose the best paw print and got straight to work with making the charm.

marly's paw print captured using the inkless wipe on special paper
Mary’s Mum captured her paw print using the kit sent with her order

A special technique is used to create a negative of the paw print which is then transferred onto a rubber stamp. This rubber stamp is then used to imprint onto silver clay.

Next, Marlin’s name is added to the front of the charm and the charm is then left to dry for 24 hours.

sanding to finished polished silver paw print charm
Once the silver clay has been imprinted with the paw print and name, it is left to dry for 24 hours

Final Stages of Making the Paw Print Charm

Once the silver clay has hardened, it is hand-polished, then hand-fired using a blow torch to reveal a Pure Silver charm. I’ve captured a short video for you to see this process.

Firing the silver clay charm using a blow torch

My favourite part has to be the final stages of polishing! I love seeing the transformation. A high shine is achieved using three grains of special sanding paper. A polishing solution is also used to highlight the paw print detail and personalisation.

highly polished silver teardrop paw print charm featuring marly the Labrador's paw
Final Stage of sanding to produce a high shine

Once the charm is finished, it’s attached to a Sterling Silver chain. For this particular charm, I used a beautiful, fine diamond-cut, belcher chain at 18 inches long. This length allows the chain to sit elegantly, just below the collar bone.

Finally, the Paw Print Charm Necklace is ready to be sent to Marly’s Mum. It’s placed in a lovely, grey gift box and is packaged safely, to be delivered by post.

Marly’s Mum was so happy to receive this gorgeous charm and months later she was still enjoying wearing her necklace, Marly reported:

“The human still says this is the best thing she has ever gotten, has pride of place round her neck everyday.”

I love hearing this kind of feedback from my customers! Now Marlin’s Mum will always have a special part of Marlin with her. Wherever she is, an imprint of Marly’s Paw Print will always be with her.

marlin the red fox labrador proudly posing with the teardrop silver paw print charm made for her mum
Marlin perfectly posing with her Mummy’s Paw Print Necklace!

If you’d like to create a memory like Marly’s Mum has and have your very own, pure silver, paw print necklace, you can see the product details for the Teardrop Necklace which is currently part of our January sale!

Follow the adventures of Marly and her hooman on their Instagram account: marlin_the_red_fox_labrador. You’ll discover featured dog products, exclusive discount codes for Marlin’s followers, and an insight into the life of this gorgeous Labrador. From, ‘Tongue out Tuesday’ Posts, to beautiful sunset pictures, Marly really is living her best life!

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7 Great Independent UK Dog Accessory Brands

7 great independent dog accessory brands

I’ve found 7 great, independent, Dog Accessory brands all based here in the UK. They all have online shops and sell across the country.

Choosing handmade products to buy from independent brands is a fantastic way to support our economy plus buying from a UK brand means your supporting home-grown talent.

7 great independent brands for dog accessories

Your dog would look dapper in any accessory from these 7 brands!

Each shop sells something unique in terms of beautifully handmade dog accessories such as bandanas, bows, collars, leads and dog tags.

Take a look and show your support. These 7 great brands have been listed in no particular order.

Accessories for your Dog: Bandanas, Bows, Leads and Collars

  1. The Collar & Lead
7 great independent uk dog accessory brands

The Collar and Lead produce colourful, fabric dog leads and collars. In addtion, their bright coloured bows come in two different sizes so you can choose the right size for your dog.

Handmade in Staffordshire, the owner, Sabrina, initially started making dog collars for family and friends, eventually extending the range to include leads and bows and so The Collar and Lead was born!

Sabrina’s shop can be found here on Etsy and prices range from £5.00 for a Dog bow to £9.00 for a ‘Dog Bow and Collar Set.’ Furthermore, all prices include free UK Delivery.

For Social Media, follow The Collar and Lead on Instagram.

2. Raise The Woof Designs

raise the woof logo 7 great dog accessory brands

Raise The Woof Designs is an independent business that came about when the owner’s son helped her with a difficult time of coping with anxiety.

All profits go towards Holly’s son as She wanted to give something back to him as a way of showing how grateful she was that he helped pull her out of a dark time.

Accessories for your dog includes funky bandanas and bows which can be further personalised by add-ons such as pom-poms, buttons, gems and tassels. All accessories can be customised to your requirements.

Prices start from £4.50 for a bow and £5 for a bandana. To customise yours, go visit Holly’s Etsy shop. Follow Raise the Woof Designs on Instagram and give the furry CEO, Elsa a follow also!

3. Kiki & Jakx

Kiki&Jackx 7 great UK based dog accessory brands

Beautiful Bandanas, Bows and Leads is what Kiki and Jakx make! Your Dog’s Bandana can be personalised with their name to make for an extra special accessory.

The owner, Sarah-Jane, also creates scrunchies that can be made in the same fabric as your dog’s accessory to make a perfect match!

Why not go one step further and create a matching scrunchie for you and your dog for the ultimate matching duo look for your dog walks?

Prices start from £3.60 for a bandana which can be personalised with your dog’s name for an additional £3.

Visit Sarah-Jane’s Etsy shop to see her full range of dog accessories. Also give Kiki and Jakx, a follow on Instagram

4. C&I Collars

C&I Collars UK Dog Accessories 7 Great Brands

Based in the North East, one year old Siberian Huskies, Cairo and Indie are the inspiration behind this brand of uniquely made braided collars, rope collars and rope leads.

Visit C&I Collar’s online shop and you will see the array of colourful combinations of braided collars with quirky names such as ‘Bubblegum’, ‘Rhubarb and Custard’ and ‘Peach Bellini!!’

Select the size and attachment (Nickel or Rose Gold) to customise your collar or lead for the perfect style.

Prices start from £8 for a braided collar, £9 for a rope collar and £14-18 for a lead.

To see how gorgeous your dog could look wearing one of their designs following C&I Collars on Instagram and give CEO’s Cairo and Indie a follow too!

5. Doxie Threads

Doxie Threads 7 of the best uk dog accessory brands

A fellow, Birmingham based small business is Doxie Threads. The owner, Libby, creates handmade dog bows using retro and vintage inspired fabrics. 

Your dog will look gorgeous wearing a bow made from fabrics such as Tartan, Pinstripe, Polka Dot, Tweed and Floral. Other fabric designs include, Ladybird, Stars, Camper Van and my favourite, Glitter Ball!

There’s plenty of fabric choices to choose from so visit Libby’s Etsy shop to view all possible fabric options and treat your dog to a new accessory!

Prices start at £5 for a bow. Give Doxie Threads a follow on Instagram to keep up to date with their latest creations.

UK Brands – Dog Accessories: Tags And Keyrings

6. Happy Penguin Designs

One of a kind, hand stamped, personalised Dog-tags and Keyrings is what Happy Penguins Design offer here for Dog owners.

Whether it be a tag for your dog’s collar or a keyring, you can personalise the words and design to suit your needs.

Go for a dog-related message such as ‘Serial Licker’, ‘Chief Sock Hunter’ or my personal favourite, ‘Excuse The Drool!’ Alternatively, have your dog’s name stamped and decorated with a charm or hand-stamped motif ranging from paws, stars, flowers or a dog bone.

Prices start from £4 for a custom pet keyring to £6 for a custom made dog tag.

Visit Happy Penguins Design online shop, follow them on Instagram and to keep up do date on what their CEO, Willow’s been up to, give this Malticockapoo a follow too!

7. Twiggy Tags

made in the uk 7 best accessory dog brands

A luxury, dog-tag company created by Lo and Rich, inspired by their miniature Labradoodle, Twiggy.

Their dog tags come in three different sizes for you to pick the right size for your dog.

Dog tags are hand-stamped from Brass or Aluminium, are 2mm thick, making the tags durable for your dog to wear. They also produce keyrings – see the matching set in the picture below!

Design your choice of tag to include your dog’s name, add a charm and hand-stamped motif to personalise your order.

In addition, Twiggy Tags are 100% compliant with UK Law (Control of Dogs Order 1992) meaning their tags can include your address, postcode, number and name (dependent on the size of the tag.) A perfect way to keep your dog safe when they’re outside in public spaces.

Prices start from £10.50 for a personalised ‘Pawrents’ Keyring to £13.50 for a personalised slogan tag.

To get 10% off, use code TRUE10 when ordering from Twiggy Tags!

To choose a customisation for your dog tag visit their online shop plus give them a follow on Instagram. Their CEO, Twiggy also has an insta page!

I’ve hope you’ve enjoyed finding out about each of these 7 great Dog accessory brands here in the UK, all providing you with the opportunity to buy unique accessories for your precious dog.

Further reading: Dog Health and Behaviour – Why Do Dogs Eat Grass?