Getting started with your Heirloom Kit
Explore the contents of your Heirloom Kit. You should have three balls of wax ready to go, a tin, your freepost envelope and your guide.
Why three balls? – we include multiple wax balls so that you can either create multiple versions to choose from, as backups should you ruin another piece of wax, or even to create additional pendants that you can pay for at the submission stage.
Important – please do not combine your wax balls. They have all been pre-weighed to your chosen casting type. If you do combine the waxes, an overweight surcharge will be applied when its received by us.
Soften the wax
Fill a small bowl with lukewarm water. Drop your first wax into the bowl for 20 seconds.
Whilst this warms up, prepare your impression template by simply cutting off a strip using scissors. Lay it on a flat surface ready to use.
Important – Do not combine the wax. Each piece is weighed to your chosen casting type. If the wax we receive is heavier than its original weight, there may be an overweight surcharge to pay.
Roll into a ball
Take your wax out of the water and roll it in the palm of your hands for a couple of seconds to dry off.
Create your impression
Place your wax on the impression template and you’re ready to go!
Take your time, firmly pressing into the wax. You can use your finger for a beautiful fingerprint impression, or, using something else such as a seashell, rock… anything!
If you wish to create a double-sided piece, press from 2 directions. This is a great option if you’re capturing more than one person’s fingerprint.
Into the tin
Place your wax heirloom impression, still on your clear template.
Secure your tin, and pop it into the Freepost envelope.
Time to submit your design online.
You’ll need to refer to the unique code found on your tin.
This is very important for you to do, to ensure we know who has returned the wax and where we should return it to.
Return to us
Now, for some magic…
Secure the envelope and drop it in your nearby UK postbox.
Once we have received your creation, we’ll notify you and bring your heirloom to life, hand-finished and ready to wear in 4 weeks.