We frame many medals and we're happy to discuss the layout with you. It's nice to include a photo and information about the person who the medals belong to. We don't just frame military medals - we've framed dance, iron man and marathon medals too.
This Fish fossil, framed by us, was positioned on a tile. The tile had to be fixed securely, before we could apply the mount, which had to be raised so the fossil would not be touching the glass. The dark brown mount provides the necessary light and shade to show off the fossil’s features.
This image shows the size of a flag we've framed! The flag was brought in by one of our regular Royal Navy customers and measured more than 3m x 1.5m. We managed to reduce it to a mere 2m x 1m. It flew aboard HMS Lord Nelson, a pre-Dreadnaught Battleship, engaged at the Daranelles campaign in 1915-1916. It is currently on display at HMS Nelson, the barracks and support services site forming part of HM Naval Base Portsmouth.
One of our customers completed an Iron Man Challenge and we framed the memorabilia which will serve as a fitting reminder of his amazing accomplishment.
Afghanistan Flag and Medals
plus 2 photographs and a certificate.
Another example of the weird and wonderful items we have been asked to frame were these oriental hairgrips. We chose a mount and frame that would not detract from the brightly coloured hairgrips and hope it did the trick?!
This unusual fossil was brought in by a regular customer to our gallery. It is the fossilised fin of an Ichthyosaurus, an ancient type of dolphin from the late Triassic and early Jurassic period, so around 150-200 million years ago, certainly the oldest animal I’ve ever framed! We wondered if they last another 200m years?
with floating mount.
These medals were framed by a proud mother who wanted to preserve her daughter’s achievements as a dance competitor. Most of the long ribbons are threaded through a bevelled slit in the mount and therefore hidden from view. We also made special apertures in the shape of semi circles to keep the medals in place.
We framed this circuit board from a 1970s super computer a white ago. It shows how time has moved on. The total power of the computer this belonged to will probably fit into a mobile phone!
Cycling Shirt - Mark Cavendish
A superb example of the way we frame sport shirts – this one is a signed framed shirt by British 2011 Tour de France winner Mark Cavendish. We are often commissioned to frame signed shirts. They take a whole day to complete, which is why they are not cheap to construct. After deciding on layout, colours, frame etc.. we create a dummy from foamboard, which is stitched inside the shirt. Then the whole shirt, complete with foamboard dummy, is stitched onto a piece of mountboard. Once secured, the mount is cut, usually with a curved line along the top to highlight the shape of the shirt. We fit and raise the mount, so the glass can lay on top without touching the shirt. Finally the frame is cut and all is assembled (somehow!!) and hey presto, another one bites the dust! Sounds easy??
This charming clay gargoyle was made by the child of one of our framing customers and will now be preserved forever, hopefully giving lots of joy and memories for the family in years to come. We had to build quite a deep frame to accommodate this piece of sculpture.
Memorial Ceramic Poppy
We are very proud to be able to construct this frame containing one of the commemorative poppies from the art installation at the Tower of London in 2014. Each of the 888,246 poppies represented a British fatality during World War One.