A keepsake is something kept, or given, in memory of somebody. It really can be anything, a photograph, jewellery, an ornament or even a lock of hair (a bit macabre, but very popular in Victorian times). There are numerous websites that sell keepsakes, some are very beautiful and some are very garish, some are amazing, and others are out of this world (literally). We have pulled out a few for ideas and inspiration for you, but really your imagination is the only limit here, keepsakes after all, can be anything that reminds you of someone else.
Memorial jewellery as with all these options can take many forms, and be made from a variety of materials. Some pieces are made to conceal a small picture, a lock of hair or a small amount of cremation ash, whilst others many use a fingerprint, hand,or footprint impression, to make it unique to the person being remembered. Whether personalised jewelery to wear, or even bespoke hand crafted jewellery boxes for you to keep your keepsakes in – lots of choice – lots of ideas.
www.tinytreasuresgifts.co.uk (Making memories to keep close to you)
www.urns-online.co.uk (For cremains)
Family run concern, offering design and manufacture of unique handcrafted Stained Glass and Memorial Jewellery containing small amounts of Cremation Ashes. Everlasting memorials for you, or for generations to come.
www.ashesintoglass.co.uk (For cremains)
www.acorn-uk.co.uk (Hand crafted jewellery)
www.bespokecraft.com (Handmade keepsake/jewellery boxes)
Losing A Loved One
Whatever the circumstances; whatever their age; losing a family member, or loved one, is really painful. Here at Jewellery Memories we offer memorials to try and give you some tiny part of them to keep with you at this difficult time. We can use pictures, a lock or hair, finger, hand, or foot prints, or a tiny amount of their ashes to create a unique piece for you. Please click on the links below for more information.
Then when you are ready to order just give us a call on 01438 880936, or download one of the order forms and post or email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) – is a double stranded nucleic acid that contains the genetic information for cell growth, division and function – its what makes you you, and everyone’s is unique. Having been studied by genetic scientists for many years now, it was only very recently however, that anyone considered the unique artistic beauty of the samples being viewed, and considered the practicalities of using those images as art on enlarged canvases. Since then, DNA art has taken off, and is now sold all around the world, to individuals, companies and galleries.
The images created can be finished in almost any colour, printed on canvas, perspex or even metal; be small or big, incorporate the unique DNA image of just one individual, a couple, or even a family, and be a truly ever lasting keepsake and heirloom (as well as just looking amazing on your wall). One DNA art company has also diversified into offering “kiss” and “fingerprint” wall art too.
DNA art is not particularly cheap, but neither is it overly expensive, for what is a totally individual, artistic piece of you or a loved one. The only issue seems to be that from a legal perspective, you can only use somebodies DNA with their consent, so unless a pre-signed consent document can be produced, this option is only really available to those still with us.
Whether it’s a compilation of still photographs, maybe set to music, or incorporated with a personal message from your loved one, family or friends, tribute DVD’s can be a great keepsake for those left behind. Using all sorts of media, from old black & white photos to modern digitally recorded footage, a mini documentary of a life can be constructed, sometimes to show at the funeral, or just as a lasting memory for future generations.