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Thumbprint Jewelry - The Ultimate Keepsake Gift

June 01, 2017

When we started making thumbprint jewelry we had no idea what it would turn into for us. Every year we participate in our towns Holiday Trolley that travels around bringing families to local businesses. You want to have a  great family friendly activity to entice riders to get off at your place of business and check it out. So in 2014 we came up with the idea to have the kids make bronze thumbprint charms (for free!). We thought it would be something fun for the kids to do and really had no idea that we were on to something pretty awesome. After our first trolley day, when we made 80 charms, we were starting to get the idea. 

Over the next few months we improved the process and the offerings to include Silver & Bronze charms and keychains in a variety of shapes and sizes with optional engraving.

This style of thumbprint jewelry is different than what you might see online made from a print on paper. We make ours in person only so what you get is the actual thumbprint, and it’s impression, made with love by the person getting printed. Plus you have huge latitude over the shape and size of your charm.

They say you should never assume, right? Well we assumed that this would be something that parents would bring in young children in to do as gifts for Moms & Grandmoms and maybe keychains for Dads and Granddads. And we were right! But in addition, there were so many more people wanting thumbprint jewelry. We have grown children making them, moms & daughters making them for each other, dog tags for dad, moms making them for their grown children, grandparents making them as graduation gifts for their grandchildren and couples making them together or for each other. Check out this little video to see some of our recents favorites. There is even a dog nose print!

And there is another really great reason to make to thumbprints and this is taking a bit of dark turn here but I think it’s an important idea. When my Dad was near the end of his life in 2013 I got his thumbprint. I didn’t put much thought into what if would look like as jewelry, I just grabbed a chunk of silver and pressed his thumb into it. It is the only tangible thing I have of his and it means the world to me. I can fit my thumb right in his and I do that often. So, I guess what I am trying to say here, is don’t wait until it’s too late to make these. Make them now, give them as gifts, someday they will be treasures to your loved ones. The ultimate memorial jewelry. 

How can you make these prints?

1) You can visit our store at 269 West Main Street in Northboro

2) We can come to you! Whether you want to book at thumbprint party for playgroup for little ones or would like us to come for someone near end of life we're available for you. Please contact us. 

Get all the details on our thumbprint keepsake jewelry

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