smallprint saskatchewan

In January 2012, Saskatoon mom Lisa Steinkey embarked on a new work-from-home venture, becoming the first Smallprint franchisee in Canada.

During her son's naptimes, Lisa creates hand-crafted silver keepsakes from fingerprints, handprints, footprints and even children's drawings. Prints are pressed into a precious-metal clay that is then fired in her basement kiln. The result is one-of-a-kind bracelets, necklaces, keychains, cuff links or ornaments.

Thanks to Smallprint, I am now able to carry a piece of both of my children wherever I go.

Lisa was able to use my sweet Ava Faith's footprints, which were stamped at the hospital, to make an impression in heart-shaped silver. The back of the charm features my baby girl's name and delivery date. What a treasure!

For my Little J charm, Lisa left an inkless stamping package in my mailbox. After rubbing a colourless wet wipe over his hand, he was able to make three stamps onto the paper she provided. No mess; no fuss. I returned the paper to Lisa and she worked her magic, capturing my son's three-year-old handprint (crooked pinky and all) forever in fine silver.

Lisa is available to work with clients one-on-one or during a Smallprint home party. Contact Lisa via e-mail or call 306-262-3533 to book an appointment.

{Read more of Lisa's story in The Star Phoenix.}