This listing is for a totally custom handmade fine silver footprint necklace with a birthstone charm. These three examples were made from hospital prints.
This is the prefect way to keep a loved one close to your heart with a lasting keepsake, a beautiful fine silver pendant with your precious little ones miniaturized footprint. This pendant measures just under an inch across (depending on the shape you choose) and comes with a 16" or 18" sterling silver rolo chain so it's ready to wear.
I use metal clay to create my necklaces. Metal clay is made from tiny particles of recycled silver mixed with a binder. After creating your piece I fire it in a kiln at 1600 degrees for two hours allowing the binder to burn off and I am left with 99.9% pure silver. I then refine and polish your piece until it is just right.
If you don't already have a print you would like to use I will mail you a kit that will allow you to take your child's footprint, with ease. Simply wipe your child’s foot with the inkless wipe, put it on the special sheet of paper provided and your child’s print will appear. You can then either e-mail or mail the prints to me. **These wipes are extremely safe and will not make a mess. They were created for hospital use on newborn babies.** Alternatively, you can send me a footprint you already have. Please remember I cannot begin creating your piece until I have your print and the following information.
With your order please specify the following...
1.) Shape of pendant you would like, choose from: Heart, Oval or Circle;
2.) Length of chain - 16" or 18";
3.) Name you would like on the pendant, if any;
4.) Birthday if you would like it on the pendant;
5.) Month of birth - for birthstone;
6.) Footprint - Do you already have one you would like to use or will you need a handprint kit mailed out to you. You can then either email or mail the print back to me.
Upon receipt of payment and footprint I will begin your custom necklace. This is a multi step process to shrink your print and turn it into fine silver. So please allow 2 weeks for your piece to be completed.