I love crafting. Wood has always been my favorite to work with. Runes, wands, Pyrography. It however has taken a back seat this year I’ve been busy with other things plus I managed to spectacularly burn down my beloved shed in March I say spectacularly as it was full of a year’s worth of wood I’d collected stored to dry which was all ready to be used for various projects so when I went out to walk my dog and arrived home a hour later to a fire engine blocking the canal bank and a house full of firemen who by the grace of goodness had got there in time to save the back of the house and give me a well deserved row for forgetting to switch off the tumble dryer. I was slightly more than a woops moment.
So as I said no seasoned wood to hand I was looking for something else.
I attended spirit of awen camp in August and met a wonderful lady who works with P.m.c ( precious metal.clay) jade moon you can find her on Facebook her work is out standing she is a true artist.
I loved the way it looked and shall eventually own a piece of her work.
Anyway I was looking for something I could make to give to families for soul midwife patients I’d worked with something personal a keepsake .
Jade’s work came to mind so I rang her to ask if pmc would work with fingerprints?
She gave me some pointers on moulds ect and I have to say I’m hooked.
I’ve seen fingerprint jewellery before we’re it is an actual fingerprint put onto silver. You know the type the police use.
I wanted to mould the print.
Then the mould is reusable so I can keep it and make as many pieces as may be required for the family.
It’s took me a few weeks to crack it. And a few failed attempts. Precious metal clay isn’t cheap!
It’s 925 silver when it’s fired.
I managed to buy a old tiny kiln (goddess bless e bay)
This batch ready to fire I’ve used a leaf shape I’m so pleased.
Beautiful silver fingerprint on a leaf pendant.
They will go to the family as this year’s solstice gifts.
And yes I’ve remembered to unplug the kiln!