FAQ

Frequently asked questions

What happens when I order a piece of fingerprint jewellery?


The kit will come with full instructions. You will be sent some impression putty which is really simple to use with no mess. It is designed to pick up the finest detail in even the smallest of fingers. The putty is extremely soft to the touch and totally safe. Once the prints are taken, the putty hardens so that you can post it back to me in the supplied clear plastic bags and then have them recreated in silver exactly as made in the impression putty. Or contact Tinytoes and Stickyfingers to make an appointment for me to take the prints for you. Once I recieve your prints, your order will be confirmed with you. The moulds will be made using the prints you have returned. This is then used with the silver clay. Dried, sanded then put into the kiln, This is when the binder in the clay is burnt away and the pure silver remains. This is then sanded, tumbled, patinated, and polished again.




What happens when I order a piece of doodle jewellery?


Simply email the image you want to use, we may have to simplify your original image but we will contact you to discuss any amendments needed and send you a proof before going ahead. Simple black and white line/High contrast drawings work best. If you have no access to a scanner you can send me the originals up to A4 in size. Once I recieve your prints, your order will be confirmed with you. The moulds will be made using the prints you have returned. i.e: scanned, prepared and sized, printed onto a transparency which when exposed to UV light moulding pac produces the actual mould. This is then used with the silver clay. Dried, sanded then put into the kiln, This is when the binder in the clay is burnt away and the pure silver remains. This is then sanded, tumbled, patinated, and polished again.




What happens when I order a piece of hand or footprint jewellery?


Your kit will come with full instructions. You will be sent some impression paper and wipes. Make sure the babys hands or feet are clean and dry before starting, then using the wipe, wipe over the hand or foot. Place the childs hand or foot on the correct side of the paper. Return the paper to Tinytoes and Stickyfingers along with confirmation of any names or dates to be added. Or contact Tinytoes and Stickyfingers to make an appointment for me to take the prints for you. Once I recieve your prints, your order will be confirmed with you. The moulds will be made using the prints you have returned. i.e: scanned, prepared and sized, printed onto a transparency which when exposed to UV light moulding pac produces the actual mould. This is then used with the silver clay. Dried, sanded then put into the kiln, This is when the binder in the clay is burnt away and the pure silver remains. This is then sanded, tumbled, patinated, and polished again.




What happens when I order a nursery/family print?


The kit will come with full instructions. you will be sent some impression paper and wipe. Make sure the babys hands or feet are clean and dry before starting, then using the wipe, wipe over the hand or foot. Place the childs hand or foot on the correct side of the paper. Return the paper to Tinytoes and Stickyfingers along with confirmation of any names or dates to be added. You will be sent a pdf proof to approve before completion of your order. Or contact Tinytoes and Stickyfingers to make an appointment for me to take the prints for you.




How do I order a Raised Impression?


These need to be made via appointment either at my home studio on Basingstoke, or somewhere more convienient to you. Please allow appoximately 1 hour for your appointment. You can choose the frame and finish, wording etc at your appointment. Contact Tinytoes and Stickyfingers to make your appointment.




How do I order a 3D life cast?


These need to be made via appointment either at my home studio on Basingstoke, or somewhere more convienient to you. Please allow approximately 1 hour for your appointment. You can choose the frame and finish, wording etc at your appointment. Contact Tinytoes and Stickyfingers to make your appointment.





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