Small prints can be tricky to work with
Sometimes young babies only have very small print and the lines are not always very defined. It can be difficult to get these very fine prints into jewellery without losing definition.
I have recently been experimenting with new methods of tranferring your prints from the mould into your chose piece of fingerprint jewellery and I am pleased to say that I have found a way that is giving me consistently great results even with the smallest of prints.
When you place your order for a piece of Silver Fingerprint Jewellery you will be sent a kit which contains a two part putty. The fingerprint is taken into the putty which sets hard when the two parts are mixed to form a solid mould of your baby’s print. If you can see lines in the mould, they will be visible on the finished piece.
Buy keepsake jewellery suitable for a small print.
Small Baby Fingerprint Jewellery Charm
I was recently asked if I could produce a custom designed keepsake fingerprint charm. The customer wanted something in the shape of an owl that could have her mum’s fingerprint as the owls tummy detail, and so the owl fingerprint pendant design process began.
The Owl fingerprint Charm Design Process
Before starting work on the charm, I asked the customer to send me some pictures of owls that she liked, here are a few of the ideas she sent me to work with.
The Owl fingerprint Charm Making Process
I began work on the piece straight away and came up with a couple of prototype designs made out of silver clay. The customer liked the designs an added her own suggestions for a few more details.
My customer suggested the addition of feet and so more detail in the wings…
so I got to work making tiny owl toes and carving feather detail into the wings.
This is the completed deign, it still doesn’t look like much yet, the magic doesn’t really happen until the clay is fired. During this process the clay binder burns away leaving behind a pure silver piece of jewellery.
He spent about 2 hours in the kiln and came out solid silver. With a good polish and the addition of some patina to bring out the detail here is the finished piece. A beautiful owl keepsake.
If You have an idea for a custom piece of jewellery please get in touch, at email@example.com
It can feature your loved ones fingerprint or hand and footprints if you would like it to.
More custom fingerprint design ideas.
Introducing the new keepsake handprint beads!
These handprint beads fit the popular Pandora and similar style charm bracelets. I make them from solid silver and can feature your loved ones actual hand print, footprint or fingerprint.
I can make these beads in 4 different shapes, (circle, heart, star or square). They can have a print on both sides or you can choose to have a print on one side or a name on the other.
When you order, I will be send you a free kit so that you can take your prints. Hand and footprints are taken by inkless wipe and fingerprints are taken with a moulding compound. I can also work with fingerprints on paper or hand and footprints that you supply yourself.
If you don’t have a bracelet, I can supply a beautiful soft nappa leather bracelet in green, pink or black.
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