Mother’s Day – 31st March 2019

Mother’s Day Gifts

A wide selection of handmade, personalised jewellery – including fingerprint jewellery, handprint charms, footprint beads, keyrings, necklaces, charms, bracelets and rings – are available on our website. 

All these items are handmade and personalised for you and on many pieces, your child’s actual prints can be incorporated as well. 

These make perfect gifts for mothers and grandmothers this Mother’s Day, which is end of March – order early to ensure that the items can be made up in time for you during this busy period.

If you have prints or images you wish to use for your keepsake items, they can be emailed to allison@connorandwilliam.co.uk – you can do this before you order to check if they are suitable to use. We can also use ultrasound images, drawings, handwriting and paper fingerprints for your pieces. Each piece is unique and handmade in sterling silver and will be personalised as well.

We also have a range of sterling silver ready to mail necklaces and earrings – most of which are under £20 and excellent value for money. These items make perfect birthday, mother’s day or wedding party gifts and won’t break the bank!

If you would like a bespoke item made and can’t find anything like it on our website, please drop us an email to discuss further.

Connor & William – making beautiful jewellery since 2007 – all handmade for you and in sterling silver.

Fingerprint Keepsakes
Handprint Jewellery
Footprint Charms
Cufflinks, keyrings, rings, bracelets, beads, necklaces and more.

Valentine’s Day Jewellery Gifts

Valentine’s Day always comes around really quickly after Christmas, but thankfully after January payday….isn’t January such a long month? 🙂 If you are looking for a little something to give to your loved one, and don’t want to break the bank, do have a look through my selection of necklaces and earrings – all sterling silver and a large selection under £20!

Heart cutout Pendant Necklace - Valentine's Day gift - Love

Sporty Upcycled Cufflinks

Rugby Ball Cufflinks

Just in time for the Six Nations, I have managed to put together an idea I’ve had a for a while and upcycle an England rugby ball into some useful cufflinks for rugby fans! They are all unique and have been selling fast, so if you would like a pair, then do get in touch and secure your pair before they sell out! Check out the various designs available here!

Fingerprint Jewellery – Beautiful Keepsakes

Fingerprint Jewellery became very popular around 11 years ago when I started my business and has grown in popularity over the years, especially with new mums and also as memorial pieces.

I offer two options for your special pieces – those with indented fingerprints, usually more popular with mums who have young children and like to see the little dimple print, but also pieces made using inked fingerprints, usually better with adult prints and thus suitable as wedding, anniversary or memorial pieces.

If you are interested in any fingerprint jewellery, please do have a look on my website here at all the options available.  You can see from the photos below that I do a wide range of pieces, using either inked or traditional fingerprints and as each piece is handmade, they can all be personalised and customised just for you.

If you don’t have fingerprints to use, once your order is placed, I will send out a special impression or print kit so that you can take the appropriate prints and send them back to me.  For indented fingerprints, I use a special two part moulding compound which is very easy to use and sets in a few minutes.  Full instructions are provided with the kit and you should have no problem taking good prints.  For pieces made using inked prints, you can email prints to me if you have them already or I can provide a special inkless paper and wipe, which you can then use to take prints.  Again, very easy and all instructions are provided.

The process of making fingerprint jewellery is lengthy and therefore orders can take up to 4 weeks to be completed.    The prints are transferred onto sterling silver and your personalisation added.  The piece is fired and finished off to a high shine and then carefully packaged to send to you.

There is no age limit for fingerprint jewellery – although babies may not have strongly defined fingerprints, the little fingerprint dimple will show on the silver and likewise, as we get older, the skin on our fingers thins and sometimes it may be difficult to get a good defined print from the elderly, which is why I do sometimes suggest trying both methods for elderly relatives and friends, so that I can choose which method will produce the best pieces for you.

 

I take commissions and am happy to discuss options for bespoke pieces – please email allison@connorandwilliam.co.uk to discuss further.

 

Fingerprint Jewellery

Fingerprint Necklace

Special mum necklace with prints of her children

Keepsake earrings

Jewellery made using fingerprints

Charms for Pandora

Heart charms with fingerprints of your children

Fingerprint jewellery

Personalised fingerprint jewellery

Sweet little fingerprint on a heart charm

Handmade fingerprint pendant necklace

Gifts for Dads – cufflinks

Paper Fingerprints used to make special keepsakes – fingerprint jewellery

Keepsake Fingerprint Jewellery

Fingerprint heart charm on a necklace

Fingerprint Jewellery

Fingerprint and Handwriting of your loved one

Bookmark featuring your little ones fingerprint – perfect for everyone who still reads paper books!

Handmade Dogtag with your child’s fingerprint – perfect gift for dads at Christmas or Father’s Day

Handmade sterling slver bead which fits Pandora bracelets and other charm bracelets

Handmade sterling silver fingerprint charm featuring your children’s fingerprint and name

https://www.connorandwilliam.co.uk/cufflinks/fingerprint-cufflinks-chunky-thickness-fingerprint-jewellery-gifts-for-fathers.html

Supporting Breast Cancer Awareness

In the runup to “Wear it Pink” Day on 19 October 2018 for Breast Cancer Now Charity, I am making a series of Boobie pieces and donating £10 a piece sold to support breast cancer research.

Breast Cancer is something that can affect any of us – whether it be ourselves, family or friends.  I urge all you ladies reading this to regularly check your boobies and if there is anything not quite normal, to go see your doctor and have it checked.  Likewise, for those of you receiving invites for your mammograms, go to them – they are not as bad as you think and over in a few minutes.

Help support Breast Cancer Research by purchasing pieces from my boobie series – this will be ongoing and donations made as items are purchased.  Thank you.

 

Memorial Keepsake Jewellery

The background to my memorial and sentimental keepsake work:

Over the years I have collaborated with various companies and in particular, have worked very closely with Alexandra’s Angel Gifts, a specialist memorial and sentimental keepsake company.  Since 2008 I have made many products for bereaved parents for both their customers and my own. Together we designed and launched several products and ranges, including our copyright Baby Bean, “Faith” trademark/generic footprint and Mollie’s Wings pieces.

For several years we discussed how we could offer pieces that may contain cremation ashes and in 2012, I finally managed to come up with a process that would allow me to incorporate a very small amount of ashes within my sentimental jewellery ranges. While we found items available elsewhere, which incorporate cremation ashes eg glass, resin and urn pendants, at that time, we could not find any jewellery which would incorporate two things – the ability to have a personalised and hand-made piece which would contain ashes, as well as personal prints eg baby footprints. Of course this isn’t limited to just hand, foot or fingerprints, you could also incorporate the signature or even a drawing a child has done for you in your piece, as well as an ultrasound image.  Several competitors followed suit and copied this idea and now offer the same, but we are proud to say that we were the first company in the UK who offered these products.  We have dedicated the range of jewellery which incorporated cremains, to Harley Rose and would like to thank her parents for entrusting me with their precious ashes and giving me the honour of making our first cremation ash special pieces for them.

Since then, many competitors and artists have started offering a variety of keepsake items with cremains in them.  In particular, glass and resin pieces have become very popular.  I have therefore decided that, rather than try and spread myself too thin and try and make all these pieces myself as well, I would rather collaborate with an experienced resin artist, so that I could refer customers who wanted such items to her.  Thus a collaboration has been struck up with Debbie at Sentimental Keepsake and you will find a few of her products on my site, but will be redirected to her website to purchase them.  This has allowed me to ensure that my customers have choice – should they want to have a silver keepsake with cremains and a print, I can do this and if they wanted to include other items, which I cannot incorporate into silver, eg hair, feathers, organic matter, they can contact Debbie, who can advise and make these sorts of pieces for them.

How it’s done….
We are confident that we can incorporate ashes in most of our items. All we need is a very tiny amount of ashes to be securely sent to us and we will incorporate them in the pieces you order. We will return to you what we don’t use. Our process does not generate any waste which may contain your ashes, so there will be no ash lost. This is the most important thing for us and why it took me in particular, time to work out my processes and offer these items to my customers. The integrity of these pieces, and how we make them, is hugely important to us and both Debbie and I will work very closely with you when designing and making your items. All our pieces are hand-made and bespoke and it is never too much trouble for us to go through everything very carefully with you, so as to ensure that the end result is just as you have expected… or better.

 

Baby Bean Miscarriage Necklace

Jelly Bean Miscarriage Necklace

Ultrasound Charm Dangle for Pandora

Ultrasound memorial keepsake charm

Butterfly Wings Memorial necklace

Too beautiful for earth washer pendant

An Angel’s Mummy Feather dangle Charm

Silent Tears Memorial Necklace Swarovski

Baby Bean Memorial Necklace

Generic Footprint Memorial Cufflinks

New Website!!

Today marks the launch of my new website which has consumed much of my (and my designer’s) time in the last month. Hopefully this sleek new version will be easier to navigate, with it’s modern look and search function.

The new “search” option, should assist you in locating the various pieces (or themes eg angel wings, family tree etc) you need, but it is also split into various categories and also products, so you could search for instance for all “fingerprint jewellery”, or you could search for all “charms”, which would include all the different keepsake pieces I make.

There is still a little work to do on formatting some of the images and as with any website, it’s always a work in progress as changes and updates are made almost daily.  Hopefully this will be complete by the end of the summer holidays, so that I can focus on getting Christmas products and lines ready for the silly season!

Hope you enjoy looking around the new website as much as I have enjoyed the revamp!

Handprint Triple Flower Necklace

Footprint charm bead for pandora-style bracelets
Footprint Charm Bead

Footprint Love Pendant Necklace

Footprint Charm Necklace with little angel wing

Earrings with handprints of your little ones

Cufflinks with handprints and footprints

Charm with handprints for pandora bracelet

Bead with footprints for pandora

Fingerprint Dogtag Keyring

Fingerprint Coin Necklace

Fingerprint Charm Bracelet Dangle

Fingerprint Earrings

Fingerprint charm dangle

Fingerprint heart necklace

Fingerprint charms

Fingerprint heart charm

Fingerprint cufflinks

Fingerprint Charm Necklace

Fingerprint Bead
Inked fingerprints transferred onto a bead suitable for pandora-style bracelets – a perfect memorial keepsake