The Lisa Angel Personalisation Guide

posted on 17 May 2017 at 3:38 pm by

The Lisa Angel Guide to Personalisation

A personalisation can add sentiment, style, and a special extra touch to jewelleryaccessories, scarves and even homeware, so we here at Lisa Angel do our absolute best to provide you guys with only the very best methods and techniques when it comes to personalising your product.

From hand-stamping to embroidering, our highly skilled and trained creative teams carefully add your initials, names, messages and more to your orders, but how do they do it?

In this post we’ll fill you in on all you need to know about how Lisa Angel personalises your purchases, including our types of personalisations, the process that goes into each, our rules and limits, and also a handy FAQ section on your most asked questions. So, if you’ve ever wondered how we do it, read on! And don’t forget to watch our video, giving you glimpses into our world of personalisation and preperation…

Personalised Jewellery

Personalised jewellery makes the perfect sentimental gift for a loved one, a special memento for a best mate, and a fabulous treat for yourself. We use all sorts of personalisation techniques to make these necklaces, bracelets, earrings, rings and accessories personal to you, so if you’ve ever wondered how we do it, read on!

Lisa Angel Personalised ID Bracelet

Hand-Stamped Personalisation

Hand-stamping has been a firm favourite personalisation style not only of ours but of our customers for years. Our fantastic team of jewellery makers put an incredible amount of effort and care into stamping your wording onto jewellery and accessories, giving your pieces that unique and personal look that only comes with hand-stamping.

Lisa Angel Hand-stamping

Our hand-stampers use three sets of various sized upper case letter stamps and one case of large lower case letter stamps for all of our hand-stamped personalisations, and each set is used for different product types.

  • For single initials, the team uses the large upper case stamps.
  • For names and messages along our large charms, bar jewellery and more, the team uses the medium upper case stamps.
  • For names along our small charms, the team uses the small upper case stamps.
  • For wording on key rings, our team uses a mixture of the lower case stamps and upper case stamps.

You may have noticed we don’t use lower case letters on our jewellery when it comes to hand-stamping. This is due to the size of the lower case stamps! The letters are simply too big to fit neatly onto most of our jewellery, and if we got them any smaller then they’d start getting tricky to read.

Diamond Engraved Personalisation

For precision and detail, our engraving machines deliver a perfectly finished personalisation; upper case, lower case, and punctuation can be easily engraved onto jewellery and accessories by our amazing machines under the watchful eyes of our engraving team.

Lisa Angel Diamond Engraving

First, a member of the engraving team will get your name, message, or handwritten wording up on the machine’s computer. They’ll line the text up and make sure all the measurements are exactly right before fitting the item to be personalised in the machine using clamps or rubber vices. Then they’ll step back and let the machine do its thing!

Blackened Engraved Personalisation

Similar to diamond engraving, this fabulous engraving machine personalises the product expertly and with incredible detail. So what makes it different to diamond engraving? This machine leaves a dark finish across the letters and lines it engraves for a bold look. Due to the fantastic precision of this machine, all sorts of fonts can be engraved, big or small, onto jewellery and accessories from the curliest cursive to the chunkiest capitals. Our team simply get your text formatted on the computer, then line up your jewellery to be speedily engraved.

Lisa Angel Engraved
Lisa Angel Engraving

 Another fab feature of this machine is its ability to engrave drawings. Amazing, right? On select pieces of jewellery we give you the option to have a drawing or handwritten message engraved onto the pendant or clasp, creating a seriously special accessory you’ll never want to take off.

Hand-Stamping and Engraving… What’s The Difference?

 It can get a little confusing when it comes to the differences between what a hand-stamped personalisation and an engraved personalisation actually looks like, so here are some examples…

Initials

Lisa Angel Personalised Initials on Heart Charms

Names

Messages

Personalised Glassware

From mason jars to whiskey tumblers, from wine glasses to carafes, we laser engrave almost all of our glassware to make it personal to you. We laser engrave names, messages, our own designs and even your drawings onto our glass products through the power of laser technology (we love technology)!

Lisa Angel Laser Engraving

Bespoke ‘Your Drawing’ Mason Jar

We can even laser engrave your drawings onto the side of a mason jar! The perfect gift for mums, dads, grandparents, and friends, you can have any of your doodles or designs laser engraved in exact detail onto the side of your glass.

Lisa Angel Bespoke Engraving

‘Your Drawing’ Mason Jar, £12 

Personalised Scarves

Whether it’s a summer breeze or a winter blizzard you want to stay cosy in, our range of fashion and winter scarves are the accessories for the job. We like to give our scarves an extra edge by personalising them in two different but equally as gorgeous ways; vinyl film and embroidery.

Lisa Angel Embroidered Scarf

Vinyl

Vinyl film is a personalisation style with endless possibilities. First, our team will get your wording ready to print onto the vinyl film, then once printed they will carefully remove the vinyl lettering from the film. With delicate precision, they’ll then place and press the vinyl wording onto the scarf before putting the accessory through a heat press to fix the film.

Lisa Angel Vinyl Scarf
Lisa Angel Vinyl Scarf

 

Personalised Flamingo Scarf, £17

The result is a neat personalisation with a clean finish that you’ll love.

Embroidery

With state of the art equipment, we’re able to embroider your word or name onto our thick blanket scarves in a range of thread colours and styles. A member of our highly trained team will prepare your personalisation on the machine and line up your scarf to be stitched, then they’ll let the machine will do its job!

Lisa Angel Embroidered Scarf
Lisa Angel Embroidered Scarf

 

Personalised Botanical Wrap Scarf, £29

Your scarf will be beautiful embroidered with your personalisation for all to see.

Personalised scarves are a fabulous accessory you can show off all year round!

Vinyl

Let’s talk a little more about vinyl personalisations. Like we said before, our staff will get your wording lined up on the machine and print it, before carefully removing the intricate vinyl lettering from the film and applying it to your product. But did you know we don’t just personalise scarves with vinyl? We’ve taken to applying vinyl lettering to not only scarves, but accessories, jewellery and homeware too!

Lisa Angel Vinyl
Lisa Angel Vinyl

 

Personalised Wooden Jewellery Box, £32

 

From lockets and notebooks with initials to jewellery boxes and make up bags with names, vinyl is the perfect versatile personalisation to span across all of our product categories. In a range of colours and textures, we’re sure you’ll love the finish a vinyl personalisation gives.

Bespoke Personalisation

We at Lisa Angel know how important it is for a gift to be just right, so we offer bespoke personalisations.

Bespoke Personalisations

If you’ve got an idea for a personalisation in your head that just won’t leave you alone, but you don’t see the option on our site, then just give us a call on 01603 859111 or email us at cs@lisaangel.co.uk to discuss your personalisation idea! We’ll do our absolute best to make your special requests happen.

Personalised Gifts

Everyone knows that gifts with meaning are the best gifts, so why not get something personalised for those you care about? Initials, names, important dates, in-jokes and sentimental messages can all be put onto a huge range of our products, leaving you with a choice of hundreds of gifts to give.

Lisa Angel Hand-Stamped
Lisa Angel Laser Engraving
Lisa Angel Vinyl
Lisa Angel Blackened Engraving
Lisa Angel Blackened Hand-Stamping
Lisa Angel Engraving

Hand-Stamped Chevron Necklace, £29 | Engraved Mason Jar, £12 | Personalised Adventure Journal, £15 | Personalised ‘Drawing’ Disc Necklace, £29 | Hand-Stamped Interlocking Hearts Necklace, £29 | Personalised Men’s Woven Leather Bracelet, £34

Personalisation Suggestions

Having trouble thinking of the perfect personalisation? Here are some of our favourite ideas:

Special dates for anniversaries – whether it’s the date of your first kiss, the day you moved in together, or the day you got married, an important date is a fantastic personalisation for all kinds of anniversaries.

Initials for yourself – who doesn’t love showing off their initial? It’s the best of the alphabet, after all! Get yourself a necklace with your initial hand-stamped onto the pendant, or a keyring with it laser engraved proudly in the centre.

Names for your besties – a charm bracelet with 18k gold plated charms, carefully hand-stamped with yours and your best friend’s name will make a gift they’ll never forget.

Messages for capturing memories and declaring love – From quotes to words of love, you can have whatever message your heart desires personalised. Try a meaningful lyric engraved on a bar necklace for the love of your life, or a wild in joke hand-stamped onto a bangle for your weird little sister.

Lisa Angel Hand-Stamping

Frequently Asked Questions

Our wonderful customer service team does a great job helping our lovely customers every single day, so we asked them for some of your most asked questions when it comes to personalisations. We had a chat with some of our highly skilled personalisation pros to get your guys some answers…

“How strict are the character limits? Can I add one or two extra letters?”

The character limits on most of our products aren’t set in stone, but they’re there as a guideline. Adding extra characters for items that are engraved, embroidered or have vinyl applied will result in your text size being reduced, while adding extra characters for items that are hand-stamped will result in your letters being stamped closer together.

“Can you engrave and hand-stamp in languages other than English, like Greek or Chinese?”

If we can look up your language or special characters of choice online, then we can engrave it onto your product! Hand-stamping, unfortunately, is limited to languages made up of the English alphabet. We can use our punctuation tools to create accents and umlauts, but for totally accurate language personalisations we advise you choose engraving.

“It looks like hand-stamping only comes in capital letters. How do I enter it into the personalisation box?”

Don’t worry about making sure your wording is capitalised! Hand-stamping jewellery only comes in upper case, so regardless of what you type we’ll be stamping it in upper case letters. For some of our keyrings and charms we’re able to stamp in lower case, so for those listings we’ll personalise your item exactly how you’ve typed it. Make sure to check the personalisation guidelines on the listing before entering your text!

“Can you hand-stamp symbols?”

Yes! These are the punctuation and symbols we’re able to stamp: ! ? & ( ) . , ‘ @ # (we can also stamp a heart outline and a star outline).

“The back of my stamped charm has some marks on it. Why is this?”

Our charms are made from brass with high quality 18k gold plating, so it takes a little bit of force to get the letters clearly stamped onto the surface. Because of this, sometimes marks appear on the other side of the charm. We do our best to remove these marks with cloths, but unfortunately we cannot go any lighter with our stamping. We think the slight marks add even more of a handmade feel!

“Can you engrave logos and pictures? And can I choose a different font, if I see one I like elsewhere?”

With our blackened engraving machine and our laser engraving machine, we are able to engrave logos and pictures onto some jewellery and glassware. Head on over to our bespoke personalisation page for more info on how we can help you make your personalisation dreams a reality!

We can engrave in whatever font you’d like using our blackened engraving machine, but we cannot engrave using a font we don’t have the rights to. Make sure the font you like isn’t one that’s copywrited, or we unfortunately won’t be able engrave it.

“My engraving was very small. Can you do it any larger?”

Due to the size of our vices that hold jewellery and accessories in place in our machines, the engraved lettering is usually smaller than the width of the item, and therefore can be pretty small. Sadly there’s nothing we can do about this, so if you’d like a big and clear personalisation then we suggest taking a look at some of our products with larger surface areas to engrave.

“Can I get one of your existing personalised phrases altered a little?”

Absolutely! Head to our bespoke personalisation page and we’ll try our best to give you the personalisation you’re looking for.

“Can my text run lengthways down the bar instead of sideways?”

Your text can run whichever way you’d like! If it’s different to how it looks on the listing, simply go to the bespoke personalisation page and send your desired personalisation to our customer service team, and we’ll do our best to bring you the perfect personalisation.

Lisa Angel Jewellery and Accessories

 

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Norwich Fashion Week SS17 – Fashion Excess Show

posted on 21 March 2017 at 4:58 pm by

Fashion Excess

With fashion weeks taking place around the globe, last week welcomed Norwich’s 7th run of our very own Fashion Week. A time to showcase the unique businesses we have situated around the local Norwich area, and the outstanding talent we have produced.

It has been our third year of involvement in Norwich Fashion Week, something we are extremely proud of, and on Friday evening we took to the catwalk as part of the NFW Fashion Excess show to help close the week with a bang! Held at OPEN, the venue was a bustling hub of models, business people and fashion fanatics, ready to welcome the brands and bands taking to the catwalk. Guests gathered around a raised platform whilst models walked alongside records from live bands ‘Happy Coloured Marbles’ and ‘EKKAH’ to create a fashion concert style show.

Lisa Angel had the pleasure of opening the show with our range of SS17 accessories, including but not limited to, our in-house designed faux leather bags, illustrated scarves and string lights! (Yes – we found a way to sneak some homeware in there too!)

BRAND LOVE

Walking alongside us were some truly unique local brands, showcasing luxurious lingerie, street wear, and accessories, such as ‘Land‘, ‘Lady B Loves‘, ‘ElliceLydia‘, and ‘TW London‘. Here are a few of our favourites from their collection…

A big thank you to Norwich Fashion Week for inviting us to partake in another amazing run of shows, and to any of our lovely customers that came to support us! Remember to follow us over on our Instagram  to see when our new SS17 pieces arrive in-store and online, or shop the NFW Collection Page!
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Alternative Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

posted on 4 February 2017 at 8:49 am by

Lisa Angel Alternative Valentine's Day

February 14th is right around the corner, but what do you do if you’re not into all that mushy stuff? Well, don’t you worry; we here at Lisa Angel have come up with some fab alternative Valentine’s day ideas and gifts for celebrating the day of Cupid with your pals or partner in a way that isn’t so lovey dovey…

Girls Night In

No one understands you like your friends, so invite over your single ladies and get mixing some tasty cocktails while you gossip and reminisce over lost loves and girl power.

Try the Parisian Cocktails Book if you’re stuck for drink and snack ideas for your alternative Valentine’s day… my personal favourite is the Gin Gimlet: a seriously tasty green tipple! Pair that with a cooling Oh K! Face Mask and you’re all set for a night in of pals and pampering.

parisian cocktails book
Engraved friendships mason jar
Oh K Panda Face mask
Oh K Nail Files

Parisian Cocktails Book | Personalised ‘Friendships Are Built On’ Mason Jar | Oh K! Panda Face Fibre Face MaskOh K! Nail File Duo

Valentine’s Gifts for Friends

Don’t miss the opportunity to give out gifts this Valentine’s Day, even if you’re not in the mood for dancin’ and romancin’! Everyone loves receiving little presents, so grab a few special bits and pieces for those fabulous friends in your life. We’ve handpicked some of our unique jewellery and accessories that we’re sure your friends will adore…

heart hands necklace in silver
Puzzle piece necklace in silver
Friendships quote hip flask
Anti-Valentine's Keyrings

Heart Shaped Hands Necklace in SilverSilver Puzzle Pieces NecklaceGrey Constellation Hip FlaskEngraved Wooden Keyring

Alternative Valentine’s Gifts for Him

Guys can be tricky to buy Valentine’s gifts for; wine and chocolates may be enough for some, but others might be interested in something a little more alternative! So if you can’t decide what to buy him for Valentine’s Day, take a look at our selection of unusual gift ideas for him.

house of disaster dinsaur mug
Engraved shot glass for him
White wooden light box
Light box letters

House of Disaster Grey Ombre Origami Dinosaur MugPersonalised Heart & Arrow Shot GlassLong White Wooden LED Light Box with LettersPack of 85 Black Spray Paint Stencil Letters

Alternative Valentine’s Gifts for Her

Not all girls want teddy bears and flowers every February 14th. Try getting inventive with your gift giving this year and go for something that’ll mean more than your typical type of present! Photo frames for special pictures, personalised hanging terrariums, and diaries for writing down a memory each day in would make perfect alternative Valentine’ day gifts for the lady in your life that likes things a little more on the quirky side.

Personalised hanging terrarium
Personalised Compact Mirror
One line a day memory book
Hanging brass photo frame

Personalised Sass & Belle Black Hanging TerrariumPersonalised ‘I Love Your Face’ Compact Mirror | ‘One Line a Day’ Memory BookSmall Square Hanging Brass Photo Frame

Celebrate Love Your Way

Valentine’s Day is a great reason to celebrate all of the love we have in our lives, whether it’s love for partners, friends, or simply those close to us… so why not take the alternative gift route this year and give unique gifts that they’ll remember forever! We promise our huge range of alternative Valentine’s gift ideas will have you inspired in no time.

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Valentine’s Gift Ideas for Her

posted on 2 February 2017 at 10:01 am by

 

Looking for gifts that are all about the romance?

Sweep your girl off her feet with a heartfelt gesture that is full of V-Day romance! Personalised jewellery pieces created just for her by our in-house creative team, or luxurious bath time treats are sure way to make her feel special…

Personalised Oval Locket Necklace

Little Box of Love Bath Ballotin Box

Personalised Sterling Silver Interlocking Hearts Bracelet

Handmade Nugget Pearl Bracelet with Personalised Double Discs

How about a super sweet gift for ‘The Quirky Girl’?

Approach Valentine’s Day at a different angle with our cute and colourful selection of gifts with a cheeky twist. Whether she is a cat lady at heart, or a lover of unique jewellery, our personalised and profound selection will let her know that you really do listen! 😉

‘One in a Melon’ A4 Art Print

House of Disaster Meow Make Up Bag

Purple Ball Stud Earrings

Personalised Acrylic Bunting Name Necklace

 

Or luxurious pieces for ‘The Minimalist’?

If your lady is a lover of understated and simple styling, then these gifts are sure to appease her minimalist mindset. But, don’t fret! Minimal as they may be, these items are all personalisable and sure to bring the Valentine’s Day love! Create sweet messages on the long length light box, or send a love note on the high-quality jewellery pieces with hand-stamped wording.

Double Horizontal Bar Necklace

Engraved Secret Message Bar Necklace

Personalised Grey Super Soft Lambswool Scarf

A Little Lovely Company A5 Long 2 Line LED Light Box

Still can’t decide what to get your lady? Check out our Valentine’s gifts for her page for more gifting ideas!

Happy Valentines, everyone!

Lisa Angel Jewellery and Accessories

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