But we have to admit that for sheer stunning beauty, a set of 3D free-standing sculpture casts is really something to behold. It must be something about being able to touch and hold each cast as you remember – she really was that tiny!
When you’re deciding on your 3D sculpture casts, there are a few factors to consider. For example, how many? What type of metal? Should you have a pair of hands, or a pair of feet? Maybe one of each or just go for all four! But there is another option which is seldom considered, and it has the potential to turn a lovely set of casts into something truly incredible.
It’s the joined cast option. On a few occasions we have been requested to cast a pair of little feet which are joined together at the heel, just the way that babies naturally tend to sit or lie – knees sticking out, feet touching together.
Some parents have found this to be such a strongly evocative part of their baby’s youngest times, that they want it preserved forever. They asked if we would do it, so we did it!
The process of moulding a pair of feet together is more of a technical challenge than casting one hand or foot at a time. That’s because both feet have to be in the gooey moulding material at the same time, plus the feet must be touching at the heel or ankle.
But that’s not all. The feet most not be touching together at any other point, to achieve that lovely position which babies naturally adopt. But it’s all worth the effort when our customers see their astonishing 3D sculpture casts for the first time!
We haven’t yet had any requests for a pair of little hands holding together, but we hope we do. We love a challenge. We just wonder who will be the first!