Options for fingerprint jewellery made from ink and paper prints
Usually my fingerprint jewellery is made from a mould of the finger. This produces a good replica of the fingerprint in the silver. However, I am sometimes asked to make jewellery for customers who are only able to provide prints on paper.
In order to make a piece from a paper print, a very different technique is needed. The method is similar to that used for hand and footprints jewellery and involves the same equipment to reproduce the print in the silver.
The results as you can see below are very different. The 1st photo shows a print made from a mould, this print shows fine detail and the shape of the finger.
The second piece is made using a paper print, as you can see it is flat. The print lines are enhanced and blackened for a very different effect.
Making charms with paper prints is a much more skilled process than the mould method, and a service that not many artists offer. The prints do need to be clear and as detailed as possible, this method definitely works better with adult prints.
Example Fingerprint for jewellery
Here is a perfect example of the level of detail required to create a print like the one above. As you can see it has very clear defined lines. If your prints are not so clear, I would recommend sending me a picture to look at before you place your order. I am more than happy to let you know if they will be suitable. send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
This type of jewellery can be made with prints taken using ink or if you want to take new prints I recommend using a pencil and some sticky tape to collect the prints.
If you have prints that you would like to use, you can send a black and white photocopy to me in the post, or scan the prints and email them to me.
Any of my fingerprint jewellery can be made using this way. There is a small additional charge for the stamp to be made. Popular items made using this method are the fingerprint charm bead (fits pandora) and the large heart charm.
Get more information and order online: Ink Fingerprint necklace
Do feel free to get in touch if you have any questions.