{ smallprint jewelry-making }


Our children make imprints on our hearts almost from the moment they are conceived. Thanks to my Smallprint charm bracelet, I can literally feel their imprint wherever I go.

Saskatoon mom and Smallprint franchise owner Lisa Steinkey creates hand-crafted silver keepsakes from fingerprints, handprints, footprints and even children's drawings. Prints are pressed into silver and fired in her basement kiln. The result is one-of-a-kind bracelets, necklaces, keychains, cuff links or ornaments that make perfect mementos and gifts.

My son's handprint {with his signature crooked pinky} and my sweet Ava Faith's precious footprints given to us at the hospital are captured forever in fine silver. After almost three years, {Yikes, that went fast!} I am finally getting around to getting my little rainbow girl's prints done to make my Smallprint charm bracelet complete.

My daughter and I went to Lisa's home studio to get her prints done. In no time at all, our prints were done with no mess and no fuss.

With the Smallprint Magic Inkless Print Kit, a colourless wet wipe is swept over the hand or foot and then applied to the paper in the kit. Later, Lisa works her own magic, shrinking the print and pressing it into silver.

Lisa took care to wash my daughter's hands afterward, but I never needed to fear ink getting onto the pretty white shirt she had picked out to wear that morning. It is so simple to use, Lisa sells the Inkless Print Kits on their own that may be used for other types of memory-makers.


While we were at it, we decided to do my girlie's fingerprint. Lisa can make lovely silver pendants from a child's or an adult's fingerprints. Again, there was no muss or fuss during this process.

Lisa made my daughter and I feel so comfortable in her home studio. My daughter came away feeling like she had participated in a special craft-time, and I came away excited to get my hands on the finished product!

Lisa is available to work with clients one-on-one by appointment at her home studio, during a Smallprint home party at your location, or at various events around the city. {For example, she will be taking prints at the Saskatoon Family Expo on November 14 at Prairieland Park.}

Contact Lisa via e-mail or call 306-262-3533 to book an appointment.


One very lucky Saskmom.com follower won a fingerprint pendant valued at $110! Entrants shared ways children have made an imprint on their hearts on Facebook and in the comments below.




14 comments


Angie B said...

My girls have reminded me of the innocence of life. I love seeing the world through their eyes. Angandcolin(at)hotmail(dot)com

dennarah martin said...

My boys have taught me an unbelievable amount of things in their short time. The most important of all being to find happiness in everything that you do and to not sweat the small stuff. dennarahmartin@gmail.com

Kelli said...

My babies have changed the way I look at the world. They help me to enjoy the little things. They are so sweet, kind and funny. I can't imagine life without them!

Jamie Herle said...

My daughter is constantly reaching me things. Today she taught me to just slow down and enjoy the little things like relaxing and cuddling. It was a lazy day and nothing on the list got done but we were happy and enjoyed a great day together.

KERRI EMDE said...

I was told at 18 i would never be able to have children... In 09 thanks to a team of doctors i welcomes a perfect baby girl into the world. She is the most amazing little person in my life. She is constantly teaching me new things, and reminding me to see things from her point of view.

whitney L said...

I've always worked with children wether it be as a young babysitter, to now working as an ece ...each day is beautiful when you work with them...from learning new skills or finding new beauty in this world they never cease to amaze me ...and now for the last year I have had the honor of being an aunty to one of the most spirited, smart and funny little guys in the world Oakley and it has been even more exciting spending each day with him as he grows and explores the world around him ....it would be wonderful to capture his finger print in one of these beautiful pendants to give to his amazing mom for Christmas ❤

danae_ruth said...

Kids see the world with such wonder and amazememt. Something I have seen for many years and take for granted, my son will ooh amd aah over. He reminds me daily how much I have to be thankful for in this world and to see the beauty that surrounds us.

PurplePunkGirl said...
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PurplePunkGirl said...

They make me realize the beauty in all the little things! I am constantly reminded of how much more there is to life!

Kim forsyth said...

My kids have taught me the importance of slowing down and smelling the roses (even if it's the roses at Costco). It's the small things that matter in life and I am so happy I have 2 little angels to remind me of that every day.

Suzanne Henderson said...

The snuggles at bedtime and kisses first thing in the morning, warm my heart each day!! Can't imagine what life would be like without my two kiddos.

whitney l said...

Just wondering if the draw has been made ...and also to add my email ...ccb_rox@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

It looks like a winner was picked from a FB entry and not from this blog post. I thought you had to comment here to win though.

Laura Monchuk said...

Thank you for entering, everyone!

I also appreciate the {Anonymous} feedback. For most of our give-aways, we provide a few options for entry. Those on Facebook could enter there and on the blog for another entry. Sorry for any confusion. I will try to be more clear about entry options in the future.

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