FOYAPersonalJewelry

Touching Memories with Personalized Jewelry • handprint • footprint • pawprint • hoofprint

Vierhöfen, Germany | 183 Sales on Etsy

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Stefan und Katja Boscheinen

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Stefan und Katja Boscheinen

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Announcement    WELCOME TO OUR SHOP! Here you'll find very personal jewelry with your loved ones' individual handprints, footprints, pawprints, and hoofprints. Threedimensional and absolutely true to the original, made with lots of handcrafting and a love of detail - beautiful as a present, a small declaration of love, or simply for wearing it yourself.

We can combine all our designs with hand, foot, paw, and hoof prints. Also, we work with silver as well as gold (red, rose, yellow, and white) and stainless steel. If the combination of prints, material, or special shape you are looking for is not listed in our shop, just ask us directly, we can make (almost) everything possible ;-)

And of course, if you have any questions, please feel free to convo us!

Cheers,
Your "FOYA Team"
Stefan & Katja

PS: now you can find all of our print instructions as videos on our Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/FOYASchmuckdesign

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Last updated on Dec 27, 2018

WELCOME TO OUR SHOP! Here you'll find very personal jewelry with your loved ones' individual handprints, footprints, pawprints, and hoofprints. Threedimensional and absolutely true to the original, made with lots of handcrafting and a love of detail - beautiful as a present, a small declaration of love, or simply for wearing it yourself.

We can combine all our designs with hand, foot, paw, and hoof prints. Also, we work with silver as well as gold (red, rose, yellow, and white) and stainless steel. If the combination of prints, material, or special shape you are looking for is not listed in our shop, just ask us directly, we can make (almost) everything possible ;-)

And of course, if you have any questions, please feel free to convo us!

Cheers,
Your "FOYA Team"
Stefan & Katja

PS: now you can find all of our print instructions as videos on our Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/FOYASchmuckdesign

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Here's what we made out of the nose print: a 14 carat gold ring with a pawprint, a nose print, and an inside engraving of a sound wave (I think it's a secret message of the customer to her beloved dog blush)
A newborn's cute little footprint captured in a heart necklace for mommy. A small tourmaline is set on the right side, name and date of birth are engraved on the back. footprintsbabyskin-tone-2
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About

Small jewels, great emotions!

When we made the first prototypes in our living room a few years ago, we hardly believed that it could actually become more than that. Now, almost five years and over a thousand pieces of jewelry later, we are astonished, but at the same time excited, happy, and grateful for being able to capture very special moments, emotions, stories, and memories for people all around the world.

A part of our house is now dedicated as a workshop and we spend many hours a day perfectioning each and every one of our unique pieces of jewelry. We quality check all prints and we value close communication with our customers to make sure we craft your jewelry completely to your expectations and specifications.

What is special about our jewelry is the threedimensional prints. They are taken in a kind of orthopedic foam which you receive from us directly upon your order. Once you've sent them back to us, we work with your prints and reduce them in size to perfectly fit your piece of jewelry. This process is unique because we have developed it ourselves - and it makes the jewelry look as though someone had actually left their prints directly in the silver. Stefan took almost one and half years to figure it out and we strive to continuously improve on it - either through special customer wishes that pose a challenge for us, or through our own ideas. And we have a lot of fun with it!

We absolutely enjoy creating very personal keepsakes for our customers, getting to know wonderful people and their stories. And we look forward to preserving your prints and those of your loved ones in one of our unique pieces of jewelry. Please don't hesitate to ask us questions or let us know your special wishes - we are more than happy to design your most personal jewelry with you!

♥ Love, Stefan & Katja ♥

PS: please find all of our print instructions as videos on our Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/FOYASchmuckdesign

Shop members

  • Stefan + Katja = FOYA

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    We are Stefan and Katja, a husband-and-wife team with two small kids living just south of Hamburg, Germany. We love music, good (vegetarian) food and life hacks. And we truly enjoy making people happy through the work of our hands - which is why FOYA makes absolute sense for us.

  • Stefan

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Stefan is the one who actually crafts our jewelry. He created our special 3D process and works magic with his hands. Oh, and he's a wonderful husband and loving dad :-)

  • Katja

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Katja is our "voice". She manages our shops, takes the photographs, communicates with you through eMail, social media, and our own website and blog. But she also loves to engrave and design our jewelry pieces.

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Last updated on Nov 11, 2018
Frequently asked questions
How's the process of getting my jewelry?

After placing your order, you will first receive the print mass from us with which you can take several prints of hands, feet, fingers, paws, or hooves of your loved ones. Detailed instructions are, of course, included. You can also find our instruction videos on YoutTube: http://bit.ly/foya-impressions-instructions. You can also provide your own imprints in fimo or gypsum or take a "negativ" of your original using our print kit.
You mail the prints back to us and we will choose the best one(s) for your jewelry. Crafting your jewelry usually takes about 6 weeks, custom orders may take a bit longer. We will notify you when your prints have arrived and also as soon as your jewelry has been shipped (including tracking information).
If you need a personal gift quickly, we have various options for gift vouchers (via eMail or gift-wrapped with a print kit).

Can I provide my own print material?

Yes, you are welcome to provide your own print material, it may help speed up the process and you will receive a small discount if you don't need our print kit (shipping costs are lower, too). We can work with any kind of prints that have depth, i.e. in clay, fimo, gypsum, algenate, or even salt dough. Our own print kits are orthopedic impression foam that can, in most cases, be obtained locally, too.

Please note that, while we are able to work with prints on paper, we only do this in exceptional cases, i.e. if there is no more possibility to get prints with depth. The reason is that, from paper, we can only simulate the depth of the print and it does look somewhat different from our "signature style" which is 3D prints.

Can I order more than one piece of jewelry with the same prints?

Yes. We archive your prints for two years (if you want to, even longer/ unlimited) and you will receive a discount on re-ordering (or on orders with several pieces at once with the same prints). Please get in touch if your print is already in our archive so we can set up a custom order for you that takes this discount into account.

What size do my prints have in the jewelry?

For hand, foot, paw, and hoofprints, we will make your prints small enough to fit your chosen piece of jewelry nicely (and leave room for an engraving, if you like). If you have several prints on one piece, we usually shrink them in size proportionally, so you can recognize size differences easily. If we feel that proportional shrinking would not result in a nicely looking design, we will contact you and agree on different sizes.

Fingerprints are transferred approximately in original size.

At what age can I take my child's prints?

There is no limitation to hand and footprints, but we would like to point out that, in order to get a good print, you will have to apply some pressure on the little hands and feet - so if you have a newborn and you are hesitant, we recommend that you wait until your child is at least 3 months old. If the prints are too shallow, they will not result in the jewely you expect (and that we would like to provide). Taking baby prints is generally possible, though, and we've made jewelry with newborns' prints before.

For fingerprints, babies often do not have the necessary depth of the little fingerprints that is needed to make them well visible in the jewelry. You can go ahead and use stamp ink to try it out - if you get a good print, please get in touch with us anytime.

What materials can I get the jewelry in?

All of our jewelry can be made not only in 935 silver, but also in gold (red, yellow, white) in various alloys (9K, 14K, 18K etc.), stainless steel, platinum and others. Please ask for a custom quote if you are interested in any of these materials. We can also set small stones (such as diamonds, amethysts, and rubies) if you like.

All our jewelry is nickel free.

I already have a piece of jewelry that I would like to add a print to, is that possible?

Sorry, that's not possible. We craft our jewelry from scratch with the prints, i.e. we don't engrave, laser, or otherwise carve them into pre-made pieces. That means that we cannot add prints to existing jewelry.

How can I choose my personal engraving?

For almost all of your jewelry, an engraving in one of our standard fonts is included in the price. Please let us know your preferred font, placement, and text you would like to have engraved right when you order, thank you.

We offer a number of engraving fonts, but we are not limited to them. If you would prefer to use your own handwriting or a font of your choice that is freely available on the Web, if you would like to have your children's sketches engraved or a particular sign or symbol, please contact us before you order. We can realize almost all engraving wishes as a "custom engraving" (at 25,- Euro) and we even help you design your own motives at an extra fee (depending on the complexity of the design).

Can I send you a fingerprint scan (original on paper)?

Generally, we are able to use prints on paper such as baby feet ink prints taken right after birth - however, we only do this in exceptional cases if there is really no other option to take new prints (for example if the person has passed away). The reason for this is that we want to stay true to our special 3D style and prints on paper simply lack that third dimension.

For fingerprints, on the other hand, we have been working with prints on paper only for a while now, as this allows us to use a much larger part of the print for your jewelry than before.

How can I give a piece of FOYA jewelry as a Christmas gift?

Taking our crafting time of about 6 weeks and international shipping times into account, we will not be able to get your jewelry ready before Christmas anymore. But why not give our print kit as a gift? It's fun (and also easier) to take prints together and the holidays are a great time to do that. Please ask us for our personalized gift box with chocolate and a big orange bow, it's available at a small surcharge together with your print kit.