How to take Hand and Footprints
Our stunning hand and foot print Jewellery is a unique and very personal way of wearing your loved ones close to your heart.
you may wonder how on earth we incorporate a large hand or foot print into a teeny tiny piece of Jewellery? I would love to say that it is 'MAGIC' , but actually with a little bit of help from you, it is a relatively simple process, if just a tad time consuming (for us not you)!
We send you an Ink-less Impression Kit which includes:-
- A sheet of A4 specially coated card.
- One or two ink-less wipes **
- Detailed instructions.
- Pre-paid returns envelope.
All you need to do is gentle wipe the hand or foot with the ink-less wipe and gently but firmly press it onto the A4 card making sure that you press each individual finger or toe onto the card so as to obtain good contact. Lift the hand or foot away, and watch the image appear before your eyes within a matter of seconds.
You can repeat this process 2, 3 or 4 times until you obtain a print you are happy with, don't worry about any smudges we will digitally remove these.
then just fill in the order form with your personalisation details, such as the name or date you would like on the item, and your choice of chain if you have ordered a Pendant.
Pop it in the post, and' Bobs your uncle' we will take care of the rest.
Can only babies hand and foot prints be used?
No, any size hand or foot print can be incorporated into the Silver, We scan and miniaturise the print to fit exactly onto you chosen piece of Jewellery. so even if you have size 12 feet, this is fine!
How much detail will appear on the finished item of Jewellery?
As the impression is miniaturised to fit onto the item, fine lines a small detail will not show. However larger lines and creases will appear, plus the detailed shape of the fingers and toes will also show.
Will the hand or foot print be a one dimensional image on the item?
No, we create a 3 dimensional stamp of your impression and press this into the soft Precious Silver. After firing to very high temperatures, and polishing vigorously, you will have a 3 dimensional image of the hand or foot print which has a very tactile nature to it.
** The ink-less wipe is non messy and clean, it is non-toxic and safe to use on babies. These wipes are used in maternity hospitals to take the hand and foot prints of new born and premature babies.
Full instructions will be sent with the impression kit, and a 2nd kit can be sent free of charge if you require one.
If you have any questions at all about this process, please feel free to email us using the contact tab at the top of the page.