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Family Hand Casts includes either:
1 Hour Session
Cast 3 to 4 generations from great grandparent to new born baby with our Generational Hand Casts.
1 Hour Session
Choose your cast in Silver, Gold, or Bronze.
Choose from one of the Bases below OR hang your cast on the wall OR hang in a shadow box (not provided).
Here at EverLove Studios in Grand Junction, we know how fast time flies. We are here to help you capture those moments through Family Hand Casts before they slip away. Hand Casts replicate each person's hand. The end results show all the details and lines of each hand.
We know how important it is to keep you and your family safe and we keep that into full consideration. We have done much research to get you materials that are non-allergenic andnon-toxic and are safe for babies, children, and adults.
It is a FUN and EASY way to get a three dimensional copy of one hand from each family member. From mom, dad, and all the kids. Family Hand Casts are really special and beautiful because they have each person in your family and they show every line and detail.
We use a material called Alginate. What is Alginate? It is a safe non-toxic and non-hypoallergenic material that is squishy and usually turns pink when it sets. Alginate is made from seaweed stems as well as other ingredients found in England’s white cliffs in Dover.
It’s simple! After we mix the Alginate with the right amount and temperature of water we place your hands in a large bucket with the Alginate. Because Alginate sets quickly we have to move quickly with every step. Once your hands are in the Alginate, it begins to set. During this time, the squishy white material begins to turn into a soft rubber like substance forming all around your hand picking up every detail, line, wrinkle and vein. After about seven to ten minutes you are able to gently pull your hands out. You are then able to go home. This takes about a half an hour to an hour.
I then pour Liquistone into the mold. This is like plaster but a little stronger. Once that is set, I remove all the Alginate off and end up with a three dimensional copy of your hands.
I fix up your cast. I fill holes and voids and make it look nice. I then let it set for about 5 weeks or so to let it dry. It has to be completely dry for the paint to stick to the Liquistone. Make sure you order your hand cast in plenty of time of your event or holiday.
After your cast is completely dry, I paint it with one base color of your choice. You can choose between Bronze, Silver, and Gold. I then paint it with a darker acrylic color just to make all the details stand out. You can choose to display your hands on a base or hang them on the wall or in a Shadow Box (not provided). I will either provide and display your cast on the base of your choice or prepare your hands for hanging them.
You may be wondering, why should I get a Hand Cast? Family is very important to us here at EverLove Studios. We are a Family owned and run company. My mom, dad, husband and I each have a place in this business and we work at it together. These casts celebrate each person in your family and they are a very special momentum.
I grew up as an only child but I had many cousins who have been like older and younger siblings to me. When I got married, I joined my husband's family who has three brothers and a sister. We both came from two very different family structures and backgrounds. There have been challenges a long the way and a lot of adjusting but the best part about it is that it doesn't matter what kind of family structure you come from. It's Awesome because my husband and I have become our own family and eventually it will grow. We have had to find our "New Normal" and we've had to make decisions that is best for us, for our own family.
These are decisions that have challenged us in our faith in God and to step out trusting that He will take care of us and God has blessed us for our obedience. One thing I have learned about being married is that it brings unification between you and your spouse and in God. That's why we celebrate family so much because it is extremely important. The people in your life who are your family are the ones who help shape you to be who you are today.
I am a very sentimental person so to have a hand cast of my husband and I in our first year of marriage, or to have a Three Generational Hand Cast of my mom, me, and my grandma, who is almost ninety and probably won't be with us much longer, is very special to me. One day, I hope to make a Baby Bump Cast of my belly when I am expecting and my Baby's Hand and Foot after they are born. I cherish those moments because I know how fast the years go. Whether you are sentimental or not they are wonderful keepsakes for yourself or as a gift for someone you love.
Do you know that one person who is absolutely impossible to buy gifts for? You try and you try every year hoping that maybe they will like just this one gift but every year they either have a complaint about it or they end up returning it? Nod your head and say, "Yes, I Do!" if you can instantly name off that one person in your family who is the HARDEST to buy Christmas and Birthdays gifts for.
Hand Casts are wonderful for Grandparents and Parents because kids and grandkids are so important to them. Mom and Dad will love a Family Hand Cast, Kid's Hand Cast, or a Baby Hand and Foot Cast because they can keep their family close to them. Maybe it's Grandma and Grandpa's 50th Wedding Anniversary. What better way to celebrate that special occasion than with a Couple's Hand Cast.
Maybe, you aren't able to get that hand cast for that special person right away because they live in another state or the timing just isn't right. No worries, we've got you covered with Gift Certificates. Tell us what cast you would like and pay for the cost of the cast right then and there. We will give you the gift certificate with that amount. You can then give it to that person as a gift and we will set an appointment for them at their most convenient time to take a mold of their hand. We will discuss matters of shipment with you at the time of purchasing the certificate.
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My name is Jessica Vail. I am a wife, a daughter, and an artist. I have had a passion for art when I was very young and I have been able to learn and develop my skills in art, specifically in sculpture.
I went to college at Colorado Mesa University for five years. There I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Art History and Studio Arts - Sculpture. I learned so much about metal casting and had the privilege of making so many of my own sculptures out of bronze, steel, aluminum, iron, copper, etc… There I learned all about alginate. This is the same material I use for all my hand castings. I made a few sculptures of my own hands out of plaster and iron.
After I graduated, I learned even more skills in casting when I worked for a company that casted dinosaur bones. I learned so much about dinosaurs and casting, as well as painting on resin, that I was able to take those techniques and apply them to hand casting.
One day, I went to my mom, Amy, who has always wanted to have her own music studio, and I said, “hey, we should go into business together.” She thought and prayed about it and here we are. I have had the privilege of casting other people hands for about a year now and the best part is seeing their faces light up when they receive their own cast. Bringing joy to others and being able to paint and sculpt brings joy to me.