First steps

We recently had a mum call us; she had been spring cleaning and found her son Billy’s first pair of little leather boots. Billy is not so little anymore; he is 16 years old with size 10s, but Mum had held onto his first boots as a reminder of how tiny he once was.

Child's First Shoe, Leather Boot Billy's First Boot
Billy’s First Boot, 1 Year Old

She asked us if there was a way that we could turn one of the little boots into a treasured memento that would truly stand the test of time.

We explained that it could be silver or gold plated – if she wanted a bit of bling! – or cast in bronze to keep all the texture and detail of the original leather, and she plumped for the bronze.  So our talented team got to work; creating the mould, then the wax model, and finally casting the boot in bronze capturing every little crease, scuff mark and even the worn-down sole. Shoe Cast in Bronze, First Shoe By Wrightson and Platt Life Cast Sculptors and Jewellers

Everyone at W&P fell a little bit in love with Billy’s bronze boot – it really is a little thing of beauty! And as for Mum, she’s absolutely thrilled with the result which can now be treasured and kept forever in the most beautiful way.

So if you’re having a clear out ahead of the new school year, and you happen upon those precious little shoes from way back when, just get in touch and we can talk to you about preserving them forever as precious little ornaments.

First Boot Cast in Bronze By Wrightson and Platt Sculptors and Jewellers
Billy’s First Boot Cast in Bronze
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