Are your items handmade?
yes! everything is made by hand one at a time.
What does SWALK mean?
S.W.A.L.K is an acronym for 'Sealed with a loving kiss'. During world war II solder used to write SWALK and SWAK on the back of their letters to their sweet hearts and loved ones.
Where is SWALK based?
SWALK is located in a studio on a working farm in the South East of Ireland.
What Materials do you use?
Sterling silver is the main material used. but there may also be high karat gold and fine silver. No base metals are ever used and absolutely no nickel.
Can you customise the seals?
Unfortunately the seals are what they are... the are all very old and cannot be altered or resized. I am also not able to make a seal with your personal heraldry or design ideas. If you have a personal seal I would be happy to reproduce the image in an amulet. But the seal would need to be sent to me first.
Where do you get your seals?
My collection of seals has been accumulated slowly over the years. They come from private collections, antique shops in Ireland and mainland Europe and from online suppliers. Each one is treasured and loved.
How old are the seals?
My collection's age ranges from the 1600's to the Edwardian period.
Who owns the images on the seals?
Because all my seals are over 100 years old they are in the public domain.
How will my piece will be packaged?
Your item will be wrapped in clean tissue paper, and places in an organic recycled cotton bag. Your package would also include care instructions and an explanation card that explains the seal meanings.
How will my piece be shipped?
Your piece will be shipped by An Post which is Ireland's national postal service. It will be insured and will require a signature on delivery. More information can be found on www.anpost.ie
How Eco friendly is this company?
The silver used in SWALK amulets is from a recylced source. The packaging is all either from a recycled source or is able to be recycled. The cotton bags are organic and recycled. The postal materials are also recycled.