Casting Kits, DIY or a Professional Job?

Why spend more use a casting company when Casting kits are cheaper?

Casting Kits – thumbs up or thumbs down?  All too often we see clients who tell us of the issues they have faced when using Casting kits. Stressful times when they try to capture that special memory of their child’s tiny hands and feet. It appears to be more common than the parents realise. They often think its something they are doing wrong. So what is the problem with these kits? Why do companies offer products that are not fit for the purpose they were intended for?
Castings and Impressions need a skill to create. This is why i offer training in this field. Someone who has undertaken the training has developed the techniques. All too often a casting kits make it look easy. Good Packaging of what you can achieve is on the front of each box and they are not that cheap. The materials supplied in casting kits are often minimal and of poor quality. This makes the task in hand difficult. It also puts added pressure on the buyer to get the cast or impression right the first time they have a go. Experience has shown that this can be a false expense. It results in parents contacting companies to re-do the casts. They were unable to get the result they desire. When choosing a company, don’t always go by the price, do your research.
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Things to consider instead of using casting kits

1. How long have they been trading?
2. Do they have a good testimonial page? Go on recommendations.
3. Can you view their products online and at events before booking?
4. What materials are used and at what level are the pieces produced too? Eg, Precious Memories can create pieces from plaster to hallmarked sterling silver. To achieve this they must be of a very high standard.
5. Do the artists have their own children or experience of children? If they can’t relate to children and realise that every child is different then do you want to work with them?
6. Are they insured? · What happens if the casts don’t come out well?

If in doubt about casting kits call a professional

Call me old fashioned, but I work on gut feel.  Have a telephone conversation with the company.

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Tips for the day

1. Think about where your final piece of artwork will be displayed. This will then enable you to consider your final choice wisely
2. When going for a casting or impression with a baby, where possible, feed them before. Or during the casting, as this can often help make the process smoother.
3. Ensure the Artist has allowed enough time, so it allows you to stop to change your baby etc if required
4. Most importantly, relax and enjoy !!!


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Contact Details

If you decide casting kits is no the answer feel free to contact me.

call 07738165146