hand and footprints for babies, children, adults and pets cast in glass
a truly special keepsake, available exclusively from connell and hart glass
Crystal Imprints are hand, foot and paw impressions cast in glass. They are made exclusively by Connell and Hart, Paul Connell and Diane Hart, glassmakers with 25 years experience of glass casting and were created 9 years ago when we made a plaque as a present for our niece.
Crystal Imprints capture an amazing amount of detail in the glass and are available in 15 colours and clear. You will find no other baby or pet impression product to rival Crystal Imprints they are of an exceptional quality and totally unique.
They are available in any combination of hands, feet and paws and are suitable for babies, children and adults of any age. There is no shrinkage in the casting and firing process they are an exact record of your child's hands and feet or pet's paws on the day the impression is taken unlike many similar products. All plaques are supplied with a display stand but can also be supplied with wall mounted fittings.
how to get a crystal imprint or pawprint plaque made
- by buying an initial impression kit or visiting our shop or at a baby show we're attending (details below)
Crystal Imprints can are only available from Connell and Hart as we like to maintain our exceptional high quality of craftsmanship we do not franchise our products. To have a crystal imprint plaque made you first need to buy an easy to use initial impression kit.
Full details about initial impression kits can be found on the initial impression kit page and they can be purchased in our online shop or by phone (01434 634898) or you can have an impression taken by visiting our shop in Corbridge, in Northumberland (Gresham House, 19 Watling Street, NE45 5AH) if you're in the area.
It is perfectly safe and easy to make the initial impression all you have to do is help your child or pet press their hand, foot or paw into a slab of soft natural clay.
Initial impression kits include full instructions and enough clay to make several impressions to create your required crystal imprint plaque. Unlike other home kits it can be re used until you get an impression you are happy with. You then return your impressions to us in the same box and using a specially formulated mould making material we make a mould from this which we then cast glass into to create your Crystal Imprint.
SHOWS 2014 -
NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY SHOW - Monday 26th May, Bywell near Corbridge (our shop will be closed on this day)
crystal pawprint plaques
We can make pawprint plaques in any size or arrangement and from any animal that can make an impression in clay. As for crystal imprint plaques you will need to buy an initial impression kit or visit our shop to have your plaque made (please see above). They are all supplied with a display stand and larger pieces are also suitable for wall mounted fittings.
Full details can be found on the crystal pawprints info page and the crystal pawprints online shop pages. Initial impression kits for crystal pawprints can be purchased from the initial impression kits category in our online shop.
glass and silver fingerprint jewellery
We also make glass fingerprint jewellery, solid silver fingerprint jewellery and solid silver and birthstone fingerprint jewellery.
Full details can be found on the fingerprint jewellery page and jewellery can be purchased from the relevant online shop pages - fingerprint silver jewellery - fingerprint & birthstone jewellery - fingerprint glass jewellery. When you order your jewellery we will send you a kit to take your fingerprint impressions or you can visit us in our shop in Corbridge (Gresham House,19 Watling St., NE45 5A) to have your impressions taken.
ordering and delivery
All of our products can be ordered in the online shop pages of this website. We can also take orders and all major credit cards over the phone - 01434 634898.
Initial impression kits are usually dispatched in 24 hours using royal mail standard parcel post which takes approximately 3 - 5 working days.
Crystal Imprint plaques usually take approximately 3 - 6 weeks from us receiving your initial impressions to the finished piece. Your finished Crystal Imprint can be easily posted to you any where in the world. Mainland UK orders are usually dispatched via royal mail signed for delivery.
Are available for any amount and are an ideal gift for birthdays, christenings, weddings, baby showers and maternity leaving presents. Our most popular denominations are available from the online shop or by phone (01434 634898). If you don't see what you're looking for in the shop gift voucher page just contact us and we'll make you one to suit your requirements.
Crystal Imprints are a protected idea covered by ACID IP protection scheme.