2 months to go…

We may be getting ready a little early, however we’ve already seen orders come through for Father’s Day and we are so HAPPY to see this!

Luckily, our Twisted Typist collection only needs 3-7 days to turnaround, however some of our other collections such as our FingerPrint and Little Picasso jewellery and keepsakes need 2 weeks from when we receive usable prints/drawings and at busier times, this can be a little daunting for us in the studio!

We absolutely LOVE being busy, but it really is even better, when we have orders come in early enough for us not to get our panic on! At the moment, we’re just organizing our Father’s Day page to show you all, but in the mean time, I thought I’d share with you our ‘Gifts For Him’ jewellery and keepsakes. Is he difficult to buy for? We are sure we’ll have something in this collection he’ll be happy with!

Just click this link and it’ll take you to 3 pages of meaningful, thoughtful, beautiful one-of-a-kind precious gifts: For Him

THANK YOU from all of us – Nat, Tilly, Beth, Meg, Hannah & Lisa x

New designs by M&F

We’ve been working very hard on lots of new designs in the studio these last few weeks and we thought we’d show you behind the scenes what we’ve been up to…

 

 

We’re loving the personalised deep engraved cufflinks we’ve created and think they’d be perfect for any occasion!

 

We’ve also created some wonderful gold and rose gold slender fingerprint rings, which we will be adding to the final collection shortly.

 

But first, what do you think we should make? What else would you like to see? We’d love to know your design ideas too!

Valentine’s Day!

Traditionally people around the world celebrate Valentine’s Day by showing appreciation for the people they love. Some people take their loved ones for a romantic dinner at a restaurant while others may choose this day to propose or get married. Many people give greeting cards, chocolates, or flowers, particularly roses, on Valentine’s Day,

But a handful of very lucky loved ones will receive a gift handcrafted just for them from Morgan & French!

We have so many gift ideas that are absolutely perfect for Valentine Gifts, from rings with messages discreetly hidden to bangles and necklaces.

We’ve got just a few ideas below, but why not take a look at our whole collection here: Valentine’s Day collection

Heart Imprint Personalised Ring:

Personalised HALO Ring Necklace:

Personalised Deep Engraved Silver Cufflinks:

Chapter & Verse Story Bracelet:

Personalised Silver Cuff Bracelet:

Skinny Bangles:

Gifts for family

https://www.morganandfrench.com/66-for-family

We try and make our website as easy as possible for you to browse our jewellery collections – we’ve created gifts ‘for family’, which we think is just perfect! Why not have a look below or click on the link above to take a look at the whole jewellery collection for families.

Black Gold and Silver Fearne Necklace:

Identic Ten Story Bracelet:

Inked Monogram Circle Fingerprint Cufflinks:

Personalised Hex Bar Keyring:

Personalised Mama Pendant:

Personalised Silver Calendar Keyring:

Little Picasso Charm on a Chain:

Ten Tiny Toes Circle Charm on a Chain:

And if there are too many choices and you can’t decide, why not choose our Morgan & French Gift Cards – perfect!

 

From our heart to yours…

Morgan and French is fuelled by our appetite for creating original and unique pieces of quality jewellery. Never far from our sketchbooks, each design begins as the spark of an idea which evolves from a pencil drawing to a finished design. We love the process of experimenting with new designs, shaping the metals, exploring the way it’ll move and hang, and how it can then be personalised for the individual.

It’s a constant inspiration to us that the pieces we dedicate hours to creating will become something that whoever it’s for will treasure forever. Our pieces ignite wonderful memories, celebrate life’s special moments and tell a story.

So let’s meet the makers and find out each role in the studio at Morgan & French!

Natalie –

This is Natalie, she has been a key member of the studio team since 2012 and she is a Designer Silver Smith. She makes many of the Twisted Typist designs from start to finish and loves being super busy with Christmas being her favourite time of the year. She has a Chow Chow called Copper who she, and we, adore.

Beth –

This is Beth, if you have ever called the studio you will have chatted to Beth. She answers emails, receives your impressions and gets them ready for Tilly. She is also a dab hand with the engraving machine and all things technical; she also selects the music we listen to in the studio. Beth has two big dogs called Rocky and Molly who are both as soft as she is.

Hannah –

Hannah has been working at the studio since 2015 and she handles all our social media channels. She also answers all the enquiries on Not on the High Street and Hard to Find. Hannah is also Lisa’s PA and has been working on preparing all the product descriptions for the new website as well as being kept very busy with dispatching all the orders.

Tilly –

Tilly has been with us since 2014 and she makes all the FingerPrint Jewellery and Ten Tiny Toes Jewellery. Tilly is totally dedicated to her work and is meticulous in everything she does, she is a true perfectionist. She has two children and a dog, and her favourite past time to relax is fishing!

Meg –

Meg is our newest Silver Smith and she works with Natalie in the upstairs studio at the Old Fire Station making Twisted Typist jewellery from design to finished masterpiece. Meg has a very creative flair and designs beautiful pieces of jewellery incorporating hand cut silver feathers and silver reticulation.

Lisa –

And I’m Lisa Morgan, and I started FingerPrint Jewellery back in 2006 on my own, on my kitchen table. I’ve been post girl, customer services, designer, maker and tea girl and I’m now very proud to be part of a team, they simply are the best girls to work with and they are all so enthusiastic and proud of the journey we are making together.

So there we go, this is us – Morgan & French!

Happy New Year!

We hope you had a wonderful Christmas & New Year – we’re now back into the studio after just over a week off and feeling refreshed and ready to go! It’s not always easy getting back into the swing of things, but when you love what you do, it seems to be only natural to get back into the studio and start creating beautiful keepsakes for you all.

We’d just like to take the time to thank all our customers for a wonderful 2017, we’ve enjoyed every moment of it and we’d like to wish you all a very HAPPY NEW YEAR! As always, thank you to all our customers who come back to us year after year, we are so proud and honored that you are so loyal to us when there are so many other companies out there.

Our new collection!

This last month, we’ve been very busy creating some wonderful new products for you to see – they’ve all gone through several remakes to get to this point! We’ve changed the dimensions, the typeface quite a few times, but now they are all perfect and we’re ready to introduce our new Deep Engraved collection! Don’t forget to let us know what you think to them all!

Name Bar Necklace – now who doesn’t love a good hashtag – let us know your favourite one and have it deep engraved on your bar necklace!

Secret Message Elvish Ring – For all Lord of the Rings fans, we’ll take your message and translate it into Elvish.

Personalised Aura Family Ring – Family names, wedding vows or the lyrics to your first dance… These tiny letters will be deep engraved into the side of your ring.

On This Day Slender Ring – This stunning, handmade Sterling Silver slender ring can be worn beautifully on its own, or stacked with others!

On This Day Eternal Ring – A unique keepsake personalised with your wedding date,  your initials or names.

On This Day Wedding Ring – A truly special ring deep engraved with your choice of words.

Personalised Halo Ring Necklace – Linked to our Halo Ring, we’ve added our Halo Ring Necklace to the collection. An all time favourite!

Remembering a loved one

“Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day, unseen, unheard, but always near. Still loved, still missed and very dear”

The death of a loved one is something that we are all likely to experience during our lifetimes, however it is an overwhelming experience and dealing with it can be a very daunting process. There are a number of ways that you can commemorate somebody such as dedicating a memorial vine at a stunning vineyard, placing a bench in a picturesque spot such as a place that they enjoyed, turning their favourite piece of clothing into a teddy bear or quilt or having some jewellery created using either their fingerprints or hand/footprints.

Here at Morgan & French, we create beautiful, individual and meaningful pieces of personalised jewellery, crafted with love and care by our team of passionate designers and silversmiths. We’re fiercely proud of our British heritage and we’re utterly dedicated to creating high quality jewellery for families and loved ones in the moments after losing someone special.

We want our jewellery to make you feel close to someone, even when you have to be apart:

Fingerprint Button Cufflinks:

Ten Tiny Toes Heart Charm on a Chain:

Inked Double FingerPrint Keyring:

Personalised Initial FingerPrint Ring:

Take a look at our Memorial Jewellery here: https://www.morganandfrench.com/97-memorial-jewellery

 

Taking prints…

Our frequently asked questions have to be to do with taking prints and how it works, we do have a quick guide online that gives you an example of our various ranges and how you take the prints, but we thought we’d detail it further below!

Firstly, we’ll go with our newest range, which is our FingerPrint Jewellery (Inked) – ordering is so easy with this and probably the quickest in getting a print and sending it back to us to create into jewellery… If you order from this, you don’t need a kit and you can take it in the comfort of your own home with an ink pad and paper, or by using a soft pencil, clear Sellotape and white paper. With the soft pencil method, you just need to rub your finger into a shaded area of pencil, carefully press your finger onto the sticky side of the Sellotape and slowly peel your finger from the tape to reveal your pencil fingerprint. Then, just stick the Sellotape onto the paper and repeat the process until you are happy with the result – below, is a picture of what the fingerprint should look like on the tape – what you see on the Sellotape is what you will have created on your jewellery so make sure you are happy with the result before sending it back to us!

The link below shows our FingerPrint Jewellery (Inked) range:

https://www.morganandfrench.com/13-fingerprint-jewellery-inked

Next we have our Classic FingerPrint Jewellery – arguably still the most popular range we have and definitely the one that put us on the map for being the market leaders in high quality fingerprint jewellery. When you order something from our classic range, we’ll send you a very simple impression kit and with this, you just need to take the impressions and simply send them back in the free post envelope! These impression kits are very simple to use, with no mess or complicated instructions and each take around two minutes of your time to do. Of course, the putty is totally safe, medical grade, extremely soft to the touch and leaves absolutely no mess or residue. And if you are taking prints of your child and can’t get them to sit still, we’ve heard quite a few of our customers take the prints when they are asleep! Again, we have put a picture below of a good impression in the putty – not all of these will look like this and sometimes we can work with impressions that you may think don’t look as good! We’ll give you enough putty to try at least twice, so at least you have a couple of tries! The tip is to make sure that you mix the blue and white putty together well – it needs to be mixed so you cannot see any mix of lines – as long as you do this, we’re sure it’ll work great for you!

The link below shows our Classic FingerPrint Jewellery range:

https://www.morganandfrench.com/83-classic-fingerprint-jewellery

For our Ten Tiny Toes Jewellery this range was designed to capture the precious little feet or hands of a little one, keeping a little piece of them with you wherever you go. For these, once you have ordered, we shall send you our kits which are special wipes that capture the hand or footprints onto sensitised paper – this method was developed for use in maternity hospitals in America and again, are totally safe! Hand and footprints will magically appear on the paper, which you can then send back to us to create your jewellery with. Alternatively, if you already have the hand or footprints created on paper with paint, then of course, send these through and we’ll see whether we are able to use these!

The link below shows our Ten Tiny Toes Jewellery range:

https://www.morganandfrench.com/14-ten-tiny-toes

Lastly, we have our Footprint Life Sculptures – if you are ordering one of these “One Tiny Step” baby footprint sculptures we will send you a very simple impression kit (similar to our Classic FingerPrint Jewellery putty) and with this you can take the footprint and we’ll capture your little one’s footprint in either Solid Bronze or Silver (which ever you choose). We also donate 10% of all sales of our One Tiny Step product to Bliss – a wonderful charity for premature babies.

The link below shows our Bliss… One Tiny Step:
https://www.morganandfrench.com/home/96-bliss-one-tiny-step.html

 

Our Christmas Gift Guide

So with how fast this year has gone, we’re sure that Christmas will be here in a flash! Every year we try our best to be as organised as we possibly can and buy all the presents’ months before – but really, when does that ever happen?! Unfortunately last year, quite a few of us in the studio left it extremely late and all had a mad panic when we left the studio on our last day to get all our presents sorted. Well not anymore – we’ve all made a pact we WILL be organised and get our gifts in plenty of time (or try our very best anyway).

Anyway, we thought we’d give you an idea of what we’re all loving in the studio for the perfect Christmas gift ideas this year – take a look below and let us know what you think!

Cocoapod

‘All our chocolates are made with fine quality Belgian chocolate, hand-tempered at our premises in London.’

I mean, we had to start our Christmas Gift Guide with chocolate didn’t we?! Always a winner in my eyes and these personalised boxes, advent calendars, lollies and others, really would be the perfect present for you or your loved ones!

Website: http://www.cocoapod.co.uk/

Penny Lindop Designs

‘Irresistible handmade gifts, quirky cards and original designer prints.’

As soon as we saw Penny Lindop Designs we knew we had to look at our Christmas list and add to the basket!! We went straight to shop by theme and excitedly clicked on ‘All Things Christmassy’ – from the Christmas Robin Wrapping Paper to the Deer in Love card to the Fluffy red Robin Christmas gift bag, we just loved them all!

So, please, go check them out – I promise you won’t be disappointed!
Website: https://www.pennylindop.com/index.php?route=common/home

Hearth & Heritage

‘Here you will find unique gifts, unusual bath & body products and gourmet food and drink.’

Just looking at their website, there are so many ideas already!! The gift boxes are my absolute favourite and make the best present, without worrying if you have all the ingredients to make it yourself!

Website: https://hearthandheritage.co.uk/

Lottie & Lysh

‘Specialising in unique and playful prints, our range of baby and children’s clothing is available from newborn to 6 years.’

Do you know a little person who loves to stand out from the crowd? Look no further than this unique and trendy clothes website that create the cutest leggings, rompers, dresses & accessories!

Website: https://www.lottieandlysh.co.uk/

And of course, last but not least, we had to give ourselves a mention didn’t we!

Morgan & French 

‘We create beautiful, individual and meaningful pieces of personalised jewellery, crafted with love and care by our team of passionate designers and silversmiths from our Bedfordshire studio.’

Here at Morgan & French we create very personal gifts for the most important people in your lives – the people you love and care about. We create gifts to remember the good times, dates and occasions, and to mark memories and celebrate milestones together. We make designs crafted from fingerprints, children’s doodles, your handwriting, special words, dates and occasions and we’re sure that we have lots of gift ideas for the entire family! Please take a look at our Christmas Gift Ideas with the below link and let us know if we can help you with creating the perfect piece for you or a loved one this Christmas!

Morgan & French Christmas Gift Ideas: https://www.morganandfrench.com/100-christmas-gift-ideas