My name is Laura and I set up First Treasures 10 years ago, just after the birth of my first child. As soon as he was born my world changed; I felt as though I wanted to freeze time, he was just so precious and perfect! So I began learning to create 3d castings of his hands and feet for me to keep and remember how tiny he was. Then, a little later I started to make the outprint tiles and jewellery, these products were my First Treasures of him...
First Treasures started from very humble beginnings; working from my kitchen at home, creating castings for friends and family. I soon realised that I absolutely loved creating these memories for people and the positive feedback about my products blew me away! So I set about creating the brand and building my business; slowly but surely with the help of my previous career in marketing, First Treasures has grown to what it is today; something I am very proud of.
First Treasures has now created over 3000 professionally made 3d baby hand and foot castings, family handclasp sculptures and outprint tiles from my bespoke countryside studio near Chelmsford in Essex.
I still wish I could freeze time, as I now have 2 children who are getting incredibly grown up and I am left wondering - where did that time go? BUT I have created castings of them over the years to capture them when they were tiny and I am thankful for that. I have also created these special memories and keepsakes for so many local families too!