If you create a personal, family coat of arms you can go three ways.
Search. This method is suitable for those who have ancestors appear aristocratic personages. Each noble family had its own coat of arms, a poem, if you manage to find a noble ancestor, then you have every right to use his coat of arms. In modern law there are no conditions on what extent the family member can use the family coat of arms.
The path of least resistance. Contact a professional organization, which is engaged in creation of heraldry. Order them the emblem and it will draw all the canons. Find a company easy online. Just before you agree to the creation of your coat of arms make sure the firm is competent in matters of heraldry. Otherwise, you get just a beautiful picture, whose meaning will be incomprehensible to experts.
The first rule is a combination of materials and colors. Only in heraldry used 7 colors. Two colors of metal: gold and silver. Five colors of enamel: green, blue, red, black, purple. If the background of the emblem is made of metal (yellow or white), it shall not impose other metal (white to yellow and Vice versa). The same applies to the enamel. An exception may be made if the coat of arms is divided into sectors.
Remember the symbolism of flowers. Gold or yellow is the symbol of justice, generosity and wealth. Silver (white) is a symbol of innocence and purity. Red is bravery and courage. Blue – beauty, greatness, gentleness. Green – joy, abundance, hope. Purple – the symbol of power. Use only the royals. Black – humility, prudence and sadness.
Before the coat of arms consisted of different parts. It consisted of a shield, mantle, helmet, crown, motto, siderately and so on. Today only use a shield with applied pattern. So first you need to draw the shield. On top of him applied the figure. Choose a figure that symbolizes the main occupation of your family. If you have a family dynasty of physicians, place on the shield is the symbol of medicine – snake with the bowl. If military, then on the shield is a weapon – sword, spear, and so on. If desired, place under the shield the motto of his family. It needs to be concise, it is desirable to make it in Latin.