Crafted By Us, Treasured By You



Life casting, or body casting as it is also known, is the ability to re-create a 3D replica of human body parts. It was originally made popular in the form of babies and children’s hands and feet, but it doesn’t stop there. This art form can be used across generations to create timeless pieces of history for your family to treasure for years to come.

So, whether you are looking for a memory of your new arrivals hands and feet, the hands of your partner or loved one, and not forgetting the older generations who hands have so many stories to tell, cherished has something for everyone. We are dedicated to helping you create the perfect keepsake, so if there’s something you’re thinking of, but can’t see it here, just contact us with your ideas and we will do our upmost to help you create it.

Once your appointment has finished we get to work. We take a great deal of care in making sure your sculpture is produced to the highest standard. Once the mould has been stripped away they are left to dry, larger pieces require longer drying time, please bear that in mind if buying as a gift or required by a certain date.

We usually aim to complete in 2-3 weeks, during busy periods this may take longer so we are able to advise duration at the time of booking. If you would like to purchase a casting experience as a gift, we do have gift vouchers available


Cherished is a family run business so you can be assured that you will get the personal touch in all your dealings with us. Whilst we operate an appointment system sometimes our services may be required in circumstances where time is of the essence. In this instance please telephone us direct, where we will do our utmost to assist you.

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The Materials

We only use top quality products, made primarily from natural materials such as seaweed. The skin safe, dental grade alginate (normally used to take dental impressions) is a single use material. This means that we will be creating a unique, one-off sculpture of you or your loved ones.

The Materials | Cherished Design - Life Casting

The Casting Video Tour

Check out our video on how the casting is done

Meet The Cherished Team

We are a family run business based in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire.

Our love of life casting was initially created through raising a child with special needs and the birth of our first grandchild,we wanted something we could physically hold and that would last a lifetime a unique piece for us to treasure.

And so it began the passion to bring these ideas to life to enable others to share the joy of creating their own masterpiece.

There are many hands and indeed paws that have worked tirelessly to bring this dream to life.

Now many years later,four more grandchildren Cherished was finally borne.

Dedicated to creating memories for families and their much loved pets.

Life casting is a fun experience and your chance to have a moment frozen in time.

We pride ourselves in offering you a bespoke service so whether you would like a casting experience for yourself or you are buying as a gift you can be sure Cherished has something for everyone.

The Cherished Team

Have A Question Or Looking To Book

Feel free to contact us if you have a question or just would like to discuss our work

Mounting Options

Free standing casts

Wooden bases

Box frames

Engraved nameplates and gift wrapping

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Another Satisfied Customer

“Brilliant with my son, was quick and painless and the result was beautiful couldnt decide on hand or foot because they were perfect so had both and they mounted them for me….lovely people…definitely recommend"
Stacey Louise ArmigerSatisfied Customer
“Love the casts made of our puppy’s paws! Very friendly and professional. They came out great and the detail on them is amazing! Can’t wait to get our children’s hands done once our baby is born"
Rachel LouiseSatisfied Customer
“Absolutely over the moon with our daughters castings thank you soo much very professional great with our baby who was all smiles such a lovely memory for us to treasure highly recommended!!"
Bernadette MooreSatisfied Customer


At Cherished Design we offer a wide variety of different Casing styles

hands and feet, keepsakes | Cherished Design - Life Casting

Baby Hands & Feet

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Mouth, body castings | Cherished Design - Life Casting

Body Castings

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Suspended casts

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Ring of hands | Cherished Design - Life Casting

Ring of hands

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Hands together | Cherished Design - Life Casting

Clasped Hands

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Anniversary hands | Cherished Design - Life Casting

Anniversary Hands

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Dog paws, pets | Cherished Design - Life Casting


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Golf ball, sports | Cherished Design - Life Casting


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