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The Lovespoon Workshop Bespoke Lovespoon Service

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Your ideas transformed into a unique Welsh Lovespoon

Over the years we have been involved in designing and handcarving countless bespoke Welsh lovespoons. Being asked if we can design and handcarve something just a little bit different from our normal designs. Due to the fact that we design and make all of our lovespoons here at The Lovespoon Workshop in West Wales, we can adapt to cater for a wide variety of needs. We have no starting price or price guide in regards to bespoke lovespoons, pricing is based entirely around the amount of time it takes us to fulfil an individual order. We seek to offer everyone the fairest possible price to make your thoughts, ideas and dreams into an individual handcarved Welsh lovespoon. We can start from scratch with just the ideas you have, develop a design and see it through to its completion, a lovespoon that is a true reflection of the ideas that you started with. We can even work from your designs if you fancy having a go at designing your own lovespoon.

Swans partner for life Welsh lovespoon, designed and handcarved at The Lovespoon Workshop.
Swans partner for life Welsh lovespoon, designed and handcarved at The Lovespoon Workshop.

How our Bespoke lovespoon service works

Using the contact form at the bottom of this page, you can send a message to us here at The Lovespoon Workshop and give an explanation of the lovespoon you would like us to design and handcarve.

If you provide some details we can design something accordingly. Lets break down the details we need from you.

1 When is the lovespoon for?
2 What size do you want the lovespoon to be?
3 What symbols and personal details would you like on the lovespoon? eg hearts, bells, eternity sign, Dragon, Rose etc (also initials, names, dates etc.)
4 What colour wood do you want? (usually dark or light)
5 How much do you want to spend on your bespoke lovespoon?

By providing the above details we can design according to the ideas you have provided. The more information you provide the better we can understand what you are looking for in a bespoke lovespoon.

Once you have sent the above details we will reply to you as soon as possible with our thoughts on your ideas and what is possible within the timescale you have. A period of consultation will follow and once we have enough information we will draw a design using your ideas and send it to you to see. If you are happy with the design and price provided we will make your lovespoon for you. Once your lovespoon is complete (excluding personal details) we will email you a photo and require payment in full BEFORE sending the lovespoon to you.

Payment

Payment can be made, either by the creation of a secure unique link in our online lovespoon shop or over the telephone by calling us on 01834 812152. Both payment options can be organised via prior arrangement. Once payment is received we will add any outstanding personal details to your bespoke lovespoon and ship it to the address you provide as soon as possible. Please note that your lovespoon remains the property of The Lovespoon Workshop until payment is made in full.

A unique lovespoon carved in a beautiful piece of Yew, handcarved at The Lovespoon Workshop.
A unique lovespoon carved in a beautiful piece of Yew, handcarved at The Lovespoon Workshop.

Things to Consider

The Lovespoon Workshop is a family business, we only have two of us making the lovespoons, therefore time can sometimes be an issue. Bespoke work can take over two months from first email or telephone contact to completed lovespoon. Occasionally, we might miss an email request, please be assured that this is in no way a snub. If we feel a request is too time consuming to take on we would inform you of such by replying to your message. If you have no reply within a week simply resend your message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Another thing to consider is your own budget. We take a great deal of care to keep our designs affordable whilst making them elaborate enough to meet your expectations. If your budget is £30 there is no point in us designing something that will cost more than £100 to handcarve. If you have a specific size requirement or restriction it is worth making this clear as we will seek to work within the parameters you specify.

The Lovespoon Workshop is not only a premises where lovespoons are handcarved, it is also a popular visitor attraction, therefore at certain times of the year we are more busy with visitors to our workshop. This can result in waiting times for bespoke lovespoons increasing and short turnarounds of lovespoons not being possible. We will endeavour to make it clear if we are able to make your lovespoon and will inform you if it is not possible at a particular point in time.

Dai 'lovespoons' Thomas Handcarving Welsh lovespoons at The Lovespoon Workshop.
Dai ‘lovespoons’ Thomas Handcarving Welsh lovespoons at The Lovespoon Workshop.

An example of the entire process

A lovespoon idea to be presented to the bride and groom on their wedding day.

Two hearts side by side, with two bells above for the celebration. An eternity sign below to record the idea of eternal love and togetherness. A daffodil and a thistle because the bride is from Scotland and the groom from Wales. The initials cut out of the hearts and the date on the stem of the lovespoon. Carved in a recycled piece of Mahogany because of the beautiful deep colour and grain of the wood, with a budget of £100.

This would be a fairly typical request. Enough information has been provided to design something suitable. Without sizes being specified all carvings will be made to our standard carving style. The budget allows us to make a lovely design with beautiful detail and include all of the elements asked for. In this example, we would hope to make the lovespoon and include postage and packaging within the price. We give a price for making a lovespoon when we send a drawing of the design and as previously mentioned if we can make it for less than your total budget and do it justice, we will. We only charge what is a fair price for a fair job.

The Thomas family making lovespoons at The Lovespoon Workshop
The Thomas family handcarving Welsh lovespoons at The Lovespoon Workshop.

So Get Thinking…

It gives you a chance to add a little extra to your lovespoon. That slightly more personal touch. If you are looking to create a truly unique and personal keepsake that could end up as a family heirloom for future generations to treasure our bespoke lovespoon service provides an opportunity for you to be involved in making your very own Welsh Lovespoon.

Feel free to contact us below, it doesn’t cost anything to ask and we are happy to help if we can.

(Update on coronavirus (covid-19) from The Lovespoon Workshop. Whilst our family workshop remains closed to visitors, we continue to work on site and are busy making lovespoons. Our WEBSITE is OPEN for business as usual, please be aware that delivery might take a few days longer than normal but all lovespoons are available online as normal and all services, including our bespoke lovespoon service remain OPEN as usual. Thank you all for supporting our family workshop at this difficult time. Stay safe, best wishes from us all here at The Lovespoon Workshop.)

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