2020 Fall Preorder Season is HERE!
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Enjoy 10% off with code PREORDER10 & FREE digital versions of all your silhouette illustrations!
Promotion spots will fill up, so make sure to order ASAP!

The Process

The work that comes out of D&D is the finest silhouette work done in watercolor. The tinniest of details are hand illustrated using pen and digital paper to captured and enhance characteristic from the lips, noses and hair styles as well as eyebrows and jawlines, all of which help define a persons' personality and make it look more like them. We take the traditional silhouette illustration and then digitally overlay it with hand painted watercolor washes to create a piece of art that brings the love and life of your child or furbaby to your home as truly special forever keepsake.

3 simple steps

Select your keepsake product. Choose from our Art Prints, Keepsake Jewelry, and Wood Heirlooms and all the precious details such as watercolor washes, wreaths, precious metals and sizes, and wood engraving.

Then prepare a profile photo for step two.

Once you’ve selected your keepsake and all its delightful details, you'll want to choose to upload your photo with your order OR choose to upload it at a different time. You have up to (6) six months to upload your photo!

Tips for a great profile photograph: 

  • Is the photo showing the nose, lips, and neckline?
  • Is the photo eye-level with the person in the photograph?
  • How does the hair look? Does it represent the personality of the person in the photo? (photos of girls tend to look a little more personal when hair is up)
  • A little bribery goes a long way!

You are also welcome to upload your photos at a later date or more convenient time.

After you place your order you’ll receive an email with your proof. In this email, you'll have all your order information as well as a timeline of turnaround. Currently all our keepsake PROOFS have a 4-5week turn around.

Depending on what keepsake you've ordered, the production/creation of your silhouette keepsake can be anywhere from 2-4 weeks.*

When your D&D Keepsake arrives, we’d love to see you enjoying your keepsake! Tag @dapperanddarlingshop & #danddmama and share the joy your keepsake brings.

*During our rush season, from Oct-Dec, turn around times can be an additional 2 weeks from the stated turn around.

Timelines & Turnarounds

All the silhouette illustrations from Dapper and Darling are created by hand by our amazingly talented team of designers (go meet some of them here! We've been creating these highly detailed silhouette pieces for over ten years, have perfected the art of silhouette illustration and take our time to create such precious timeless pieces. Because of this artistry, each silhouette illustration proof has a specific turnaround which is between 2-3 weeks*. This time can vary greatly during our busy seasons.

After the silhouette proof has been approved by a customer, then the production timeline goes into effect. Please see your product below to determine the expected turnaround.

Production Turnarounds:

» Art Prints - 2-4 weeks after a proof has been approved. 

» Precious Charms & Mama Heart Charms (not Mother of Pearl) - All our Precious Charms are created and engraved by hand in Athens Greece by a true goldsmith and jewelry artisan. Because of this unique process and location each Precious Charm can take 2-4 weeks* to create, with an additional shipping turnaround to the states of about 10-16 days.

*This timeline can become extended during our rush season by an additional 2-3 weeks.

» Mother of Pearl Charms & Mama Heart Charms in Mother of Pearl - Our signature Mother of Pearl Charms and Mother of pearl Mama Heart Charms are created and engraved right in the the USA by our talented partner Paradise laser Co.. Turnaround for these charms is anywhere from 2-4 weeks including shipping time.*

*This timeline can become extended during our rush season by an additional 2-3 weeks.

» Wood Heirlooms - Our gorgeous walnut framed Wood Heirlooms are created and engraved right in the the USA by our talented partner Paradise laser Co.. Turnaround for these pieces is anywhere from 2-4 weeks including shipping time.*

*This timeline can become extended during our rush season by an additional 2-3 weeks.

» Additional Silhouette Prints - If you are just having the same previously ordered silhouette print, printed again, then expect turnaround to be 1-2 weeks of ordering.

Because we are a small shop, with a team of moms, creating exceptionally custom art, life can sometimes cause unexpected delayed. We do our ABSOLUTELY best to protect our turnarounds and stay within the expected timeline, but in the event that a delay does occur, please understand that and know we are already doing everything we can to stay within these given dates.

 

View some of our beautiful dappers & darlings (and fur babies)
in our before and after gallery. See all of them on #danddbeforeafter

 

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