Fingerprint Process

How it all happens

The product I use to create my charms is a clay made of pure silver powder, water and a non-toxic organic binding agent. The silver has been extracted from old film stock and negatives making it a totally recycled and eco friendly product.

After arranging a time that is convenient to you and your little one, we will meet up and take the fingerprint impression. I will roll out the clay whilst still in its soft state and gently but firmly press the finger directly into the silver clay. I then take away the piece to begin work on the next stage. Once dried, I shape, file and sand the item before firing. During the firing process, the non-toxic binders burn away and the silver combines together to form solid 99.9% pure silver. It is re-sanded, then given a treatment that enhances the print and finally hand polished before attaching the charm to your choice of jewellery.

What we are left with is a totally unique piece. No two charms will ever be the same. Each one produced will have it’s own individual characteristics that you would expect from a handcrafted piece. Unlike mass produced and machined jewellery, your item will have a handmade appearance.

You will be contacted once your item has been completed and beautifully gift wrapped. You can either collect it or I can arrange for delivery back to you.