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Up to 3 siblings ages 12 and under(depending on size of hands).
Email or text us to inquire about a cast for one child.
1/2 an hour to 1 hour session.
Children and Grandchildren are precious.
Get these casts today for a parent or
grandparent who will treasure their very own.
Choose silver, gold, or bronze for your cast.
Choose from one of the Bases below OR hang your cast on the wall OR in a shadow box (not provided).
Here at EverLove Studios, we know how fast time flies. We are here to help you capture those moments with Kids Hand Casts before they slip away. These Hand Casts replicate each kid's hand. The materials we use pick up 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 your children's hands showing each 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 children's hand in with the Alginate. Because Alginate sets quickly we have to move quickly with every step. Once their 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 their hands picking up every detail and line.. After about seven to ten minutes they are able to gently pull their 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 children's hands.
I fix up their cast. I fill holes and voids and make it look nice. I then let it set for 4 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 their 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 their cast on the base of your choice or prepare their hands for hanging them.
You may be wondering, why should I get a Hand Cast? From my own experience, I have seen the years of my life move so quickly. When I was a little girl I couldn't wait to be older, taller, able to drive, be married and have kids. My mom always told me, "Don't wish your life away." I wish now that I am older, taller, driving and married that I could go back to five years old. That I could go back to those moments in my life just for a day. To see how much I've grown and changed.
Being an only child, every moment in my life was and still is very special to my parents. Pictures are great, and boy do we have tons of those, but to have a replica of a person or persons' hands is very special. That's why I offer Hand Casts for you and those in the Grand Junction area and the surrounding towns in Colorado.
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.
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.
Retail - $120
You will receive your cast in about 6 weeks
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291 East Parkview Drive, Grand Junction, Colorado 81503, United States
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.