Flower Preservation and Resin Casting
Clearly Preserved specializes in, and has a passion for being creative and believing that gorgeous moments and people in our lives should be remembered.
We use dried or fresh flowers and preserve them using silica gel, then cast them in resin to create beautiful display art.
Why not preserve your wedding bouquet or special occasion flowers into an Art piece that you can cherish forever. The end product can be adapted to style, size and budget. From big blocks to key chains there are lots of options. These make wonderful gifts for friends and family also, to clearly preserve their memories of the day.
Not just flowers, we also work in partnership with clients to create memorial pieces, birthdays, births, funerals, and special creative gifts.
Have a look at the FAQ as there is a lot of information in there you need to know.
Fill out Booking Form or Contact me to talk about your needs, from wedding flowers, to sentimental ones. Book in early to reserve your spot!
HAND CRAFTED IN CAMBRIDGE, NZ
How it happens!
From wedding bouquets to special occasion flowers, these flowers get sent or dropped off as soon as possible, the fresher, the better!
Once received, these flowers are individually placed into silica gel to preserve. This process takes at least 14 days to complete depending on the type of flowers.
Once preserved, they are then arranged into a beautiful setting and cast in resin. This process is done slowly and in small layers to take as much care as possible. Each layer is left to set, and then another layer is poured until the final stage is completed.
This process can take up to two weeks, depending on the final desired depth and result.
Once this is all set, the casting is ready for you to pick up or have couriered back to you. All of this process is hand done and your piece is hand crafted, there will be minor bubbles and faults that cant be stopped completely - all care and detail is taken to create a unique piece that captures the special memories.
Advice on Flower types and colours.....
Gosh the choices are endless aren't they when it comes to flower types and colours. Which is perfect to achieve the look you want. Some bouquets might be determined by what is in season or what is commercially grown in the area.
If you are looking at getting your flowers preserved and cast, speak with myself or your florist to get the best advice and outcomes. Smaller blooms are more versatile when it comes to casting, but that does not mean the larger protea's or peonies can't be cast, normally they require the larger size blocks.
Resin will naturally age overtime with exposure to UV light, with a yellow tone, to slow this down a high grade resin is used and instructions included on how to best care and store your piece.
"Haley did an absolutely amazing job on my piece.
I left the design in her capable hands and was amazed at the end result. The flowers look so fresh. Can look at my flowers every day and think of the two special people who sent them to me. Thank you for an awesome and very quick service." Cherie
"Haley did the most incredible job with my wedding bouquet! She was also so great to deal with. Thank you Haley for creating such a beautiful piece and allowing me to have memories of my wedding for many years to come." Georgia
"So in love with the magic you have created for us and our little girls' with our wedding bouquet! Cant recommend Haley enough! Your amazing xxx" Ellyse
"Thank you SO much Haley, I love my piece!!
It means so much to me that you put so much thought and care into preserving my wedding flowers and turning them into a beautiful piece of art that I can admire for the rest of my life.
Haley has been amazing throughout the whole process, she let me drop off my flowers on a long weekend, her communication was fantastic keeping me up to date during the whole process, and then she let me pick it up when it suited me. And she is such a sweetheart! Would recommend her services to anyone." Jess