Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Thumbprints, Signatures, and Random Information, Oh My!

So, here is some random information about me... I don't really have a "fingerprint".  I mean, when I look at my fingers, I can see lines, but they don't really show up.  My scleroderma has smoothed the skin on my fingertips, so I can pretty much commit any crime I want.  When I tried getting fingerprinted for student teaching eight years ago or so, the woman finally gave up because she was getting no impression.  When I worked at a day care that required a fingerprint entry, they tried every finger and finally gave up and I had to be buzzed in every time I re-entered the building because my fingerprints didn't "work."

So even though I might not be adding my fingerprint to a necklace, I will definitely be making one with my daughter's fingerprint.  We just added fingerprint jewelry to our shop and I think it is absolutely beautiful.

It is a very lengthy process, but I think the end result is definitely worth it.  They are made of FINE silver (this means it is 99.9% silver, where sterling is 92.5% silver!) We have also added some "signature" designs.  This can include a signature from a loved one, a child's signature, or perhaps your child's artwork.  These have already been a hit in our shop and it makes my heart happy to hear about customers looking through old birthday cards to find a signature from their mother or father.

The Mother's Day deadline is April 20th, so be sure to get your order in before that date!!

1 comment:

  1. I just absolutely love your work. I would buy practically EVERYTHING you make if I had the money :) I've only ordered one piece, anonymously for a friend who lost her son so I don't literally know how it turned out but I can guess that it was beautiful and really touched her heart.

    I plan on ordering two of the personal handwriting ones, with my Dad's handwriting, for my sisters, on his 5 year death anniversary in July. I just get choked up thinking about it. Thank you for such a beautiful idea.

    God bless you!




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