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The Story So Far...

By lilyblanche 2 March 2019 No comments

How do childhood memories influence your work now?

I grew up in a small town in Scotland and I was surrounded by incredibly creative people. My mother made all of our clothes and I learned to use a sewing machine at a very young age. My father made wooden toys for our Christmases – dolls houses and wendy houses and furniture for the dolls. My grandmother, Lily Blanche Sheridan, lived on the Hebridean Island of Skye and holidays were spent with her. She was an incredibly creative person and a fantastic cook. She even made her daughters’ and daughters-in-law’s wedding dresses when rationing was still imposed after the Second World War and gorgeous gowns were difficult to come by.

She introduced me to a wide range of craft activities, from knitting and crocheting to embroidery and even tatting. I was the first girl to take woodwork and metalwork at school and all my weekends were spent making toys and crafts.

A Big Thank You And A Visit To The Social Bite Village

By lilyblanche 3 May 2018 No comments

As many of you know Social Bite is our charity of the year. Those of you who have left a review of Lily Blanche on Trustpilot may know that we donate to Social Bite as a thank you for every review we receive. But we also support the charity in other ways too and donate throughout the year.

So were delighted this week when Social Bite invited us to come and visit the new village they are building in Granton on the outskirts of Edinburgh to help people transition out of homelessness. This is an incredible project and we are delighted to be backing it.

The Lily Blanche Memory Keeper Locket®

By lilyblanche 19 March 2018 2 comments

Lily Blanche memory Keeper LocketsDO YOU REMEMBER the first piece of jewellery which really meant something to you? The piece you knew you would always treasure and eventually pass on to somone you love? That is the emotion I wanted to recreate with this special piece of jewellery.

Based on a vintage design from my grandmother’s jewel box, this unique 6 photo Memory Keeper Locket®, in sterling silver, 18 carat gold, rose gold or white gold, lets you hold all of your loved ones close. Gillian Crawford, Creative Director & Founder, Lily Blanche

Memory Keeper locket

Lily Blanche Memory Keeper Collection

Memory Keeper Lockets

Watch the video below to see Natalie reveal the secrets of the Memory Keeper Locket.


OUR FAVOURITE QUOTES FOR ENGRAVING THE LOCKET

Engraving quotes for the Memory Keeper Locket

We’d be delighted to answer your questions about this special family locket. You can email me gillian@lilyblanche.com, call 44 (0)1786 473201 during office ours, contact us on Facebook Messenger, Instagram or Twitter or use the Live Chat button on the website.

Shop Lily Blanche Memory Keeper Lockets

You can read over 575 verified five star reviews here. Here’s what our customers say.

“It’s my absolute fave piece of jewellery” Judy Murray, tennis coach and Strictly star

“I want to thank you for the beautiful Locket. Engraving it with the date I took office as First Minister made it very personal” Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland.

“It’s like wearing a hug from all my favourite people”Joan S.

“A lifetime of love in a little golden sphere. I absolutely adore it” Diane G.

“Amazing service and beautifully wrapped and packed. A joyful gift,” Lesley McP.

“I have bought them for my 2 daughters and myself. Love them,” Pauline S.

"My beautiful Memory Keeper Locket contains 6 pictures of my loved ones, including my mum and grandma who have both passed away. Somehow it feels like they were in on the gift too!” M.H.

“Cannot recommend this company enough” Rachel H.

“They really have thought of everything” Jennifer A.

“I absolutely love it as do my family and friends. I’ve been singing your praises to anyone who will listen” Diane C

We hope you love and treasure your Memory Keeper Locket®.

Gillian Crawford, designer and CEO of Lily Blanche. x

Memory Keeper Locket® is a registeredtrademark of Lily Blanche and Wow (Scotland) Ltd

Nadin and Mo - an everyday love story

By lilyblanche 15 February 2018 No comments

Nadin Dunnigan is one of Edinburgh's top wedding photographers. She only takes on around 20 weddings a year but the couples she photographs can be assured of not just a memorable album but a wonderful experience. So we were absolutely thrilled when Nadin chose the Lily Blanche Gold Memory Keeper Locket as a memento of her own wedding which is happening on the Hebridean island of Harris next month.

How To Fill A Lily Blanche Memory Keeper Locket With Photographs

By lilyblanche 25 January 2018 No comments

You will need: A Lily Blanche Memory Keeper Locket Laptop; Printer; 15mm (0.6 inch) craft punch; 130gsm self adhesive photographic paper.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2HF1jBa0Gw
  • First choose your images. Pick strong portrait shots which are clear and unfussy and where there is a bit of space around the head (ie the top of the head is not cut off or up against the edge of the photograph) Single headshots work best at this size.

Purple Patch - Pantone Colour Of The Year 2018

By lilyblanche 8 December 2017 No comments

The Pantone Colour of the year 2018 has been announced and it is - drum-roll please - 18-3838, ultraviolet. We're going to be seeing a lot of purple in the new year. Lily Blanche Purple Amethyst lockets, earrings and rings are bang on trend.

Here is what Pantone has to say about its choice. "Complex and contemplative, Ultra Violet suggests the mysteries of the cosmos, the intrigue of what lies ahead, and the discoveries beyond where we are now. The vast and limitless night sky is symbolic of what is possible and continues to inspire the desire to pursue a world beyond our own

Black Friday Offer - Use Code Friday15

By lilyblanche 23 November 2017 No comments

A number of cutomers have asked us if we are participating in Black Friday. This year we have decided we will. Our code is Friday15 and you can use it throughout the Lily Blanche website now. It is valid till midnight Monday December 2. We are doing so mainly because some of our stockists are participating in Black Friday and our over-riding philosophy is that our most loyal customers should always get our best offers.

Lily Blanche Last Shipping Dates For Christmas 2017

By lilyblanche 15 November 2017 No comments

Christmas falls on a Monday this year which means that there are fewer posting days than usual before Christmas. Below are the last possible posting dates for Christmas delivery but to guarantee your jewellery arrives in plenty time, do please order as early as you can, firstly because we will sell out of some popular items and we'd hate to disappoint you and secondly because although the postal service is heroic, it is human and fallible and very occasionally things will go wrong. Happy shopping!

Paying It Forward - Lily Blanche Reviews

By lilyblanche 2 November 2017 No comments

They say that one good deed deserves another and while I've always been a bit suspect of the concept of karma - bad things happen to good people too - I do like the idea of spreading a little bit of love or joy. I believe small acts can, cumulatively, make a big difference.

Recently we've started working with the review company Trustpilot. Trustpilot sends out an email on our behalf to Lily Blanche online customers asking them to review the jewellery and their experience with us. I was quite nervous about this but I've been really touched and bouyed up by the lovely messages our customers have left. You can read them here

The Feather Locket - David and Beryl Barnes

By lilyblanche 13 September 2017 No comments

"No matter who my dad met, he always seemed to touch people and leave that special something"

When Lily Blanche customer Helen Thompson got in touch last month to tell us she had chosen the Gold Feather Locket for her mum Beryl and wanted to give it to her on her birthday in memory of her father, David we were touched by her thoughtfulness and offered to fill the locket for her.

When we saw the photo of David in his hat, we were smitten and wanted to know more about the charmer in the panama. Helen told us that David and Beryl had met at a mutual friend’s wedding when Beryl offered to buy David a drink. It was the start of a great romance. They were engaged and married within the year. That was 40 years ago. Sadly David lost his battle with cancer just before their ruby wedding anniversary and so Helen’s parents didn’t get to celebrate their special day together.“I took mum away to a place we went as kids and we celebrated it together with dad in spirit,” Helen says.