I have always loved silhouettes. From the time my children turned two, I’ve been getting classic silhouette portraits made of them every year and they are some of my most treasured possessions. Silhouettes are such special heirlooms that can be cherished and passed down to the next generation, so you can image how excited I was when I discovered that Le Papier Studio also made silhouette jewelry! I first came across Le Papier Studio a few years ago, when looking for silhouette ornaments and fell in love with everything they create from their bracelets to their lockets. However, my very favorite piece of theirs that I own is my silhouette necklace.
When Le Papier Studio reached out and offered to send me a silhouette necklace of my own I was ecstatic. I expected the charms to be overall more generic silhouettes since they are so delicate and I was floored when they arrived. My necklace has two tiny charms of my son and daughter with their initials and the likeness is unbelievable. Each silhouette is hand-crafted by the owner Vana Chupp and she is a true artisan. Her craftsmanship is impeccable and she got every detail down to a tee, from my son’s button nose to my daughter’s signature messy ponytail. As a parent I have never heard a truer saying then “the days are long but the years are short”. I know in the blink of an eye, my children won’t be little anymore and I will sadly forget these little details about their features. I think that’s why I’ve fallen so in love with these silhouettes. They capture this magical moment in time and allow me to wear and take the memories with me wherever I go, even when they are grown up.
Although you might cringe hearing the word “Christmas” this early in the season, it’s worth noting that if you want to a give one of their silhouette gifts, order now. Typically production time is four to six weeks, but they get flooded with holiday orders and since the silhouettes are all hand done, by mid-fall most items won’t arrive until after the holidays. I learned this first hand when I’ve ordered ornaments in the past and now I always place my orders extra early just to be safe. Also right now, all orders over $150 get free shipping.
To get started and learn about the process you can get all of the details here. But, the short version is that you just send in photographs of the profiles of want turned into silhouettes, select charm size and chain length and that’s it! My necklace is definitely one of the most cherished pieces of jewelry I own and whether you’re ordering a silhouette item as a gift for yourself or a loved one, it will truly be a present will forever be remembered and cherished.
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