Fingerprint jewellery offers a chance of starting your own business at home. It is one skillful art if you gain an expertise over it. There will be an additional advantage, if your relatives and friends have children. Reason being, this jewellery is basically child focused, it uses prints of little babies and various tools and heat. Any parent will feel blessed if their children would present them with this little delicate piece of jewellery. So let us start to create a piece of fingerprint jewel.
To begin with, choose a colorless flat surface. You can also opt for a clean piece of paper. Take some metal clay, which would evidently transform into silver once fired. Use a plastic rolling pin to roll a smaller piece of clay. Take the fingerprint from the little piece when your clay seems ready to use. Before that, make sure that you have washed and dried your hands properly. Otherwise, you won’t get a clear visible fingerprint from which you desired to work ahead.
To cut out your desired shape use a sharp edged cutter. The piece should fit in whatever you are making, be it a pendant, a ring or a necklace. If there is any clay left, then leave it as it is for lateral use. Keep the material clay to dry. If you want that the clay dries out faster than you can use a hair dryer, but it’s entirely your choice. Leaving out to dry for a whole night also seems to be a good alternative, because if the clay is still wet then it will break when it is fired. It will destroy the whole process. So after drying it completely, use a nail file or emery board to make the edges smooth.
Take the clay and pop it into a heat absorbing surface. Use your torch to heat the clay. When it starts to glow at a red pink color, continue to heat with your torch for a couple of minutes before cooling it down. Do not get alarmed if the clay doesn’t shine or look like silver. It will take some more time. Use tweezers to pick up the heated clay, and put it into a cup of water so that its temperature comes to normal. Make use of the brass brush to wipe of the excess of white layer above the silver. If you don’t get the result, repeat the heating process. At the end, make use of polishing papers to polish off the remaining layer.
Your delicate little jewellery is ready to be worn. If you want to make yourself more skillful in this area then buy a fingerprint jewellery kit.
It consists of the one pack of PMC 3 9g, two spacers, a paintbrush, a roller, and a work mat. They also provide us with a straw, a circle cutter, sandpaper and a pencil with a box of needles. In addition, an automatic ignition torch with a torch blocker, a stainless steel brush and a metal burner is kept in the box. Not to mention, a sulphur liver, a pair of tweezers to pick up the hot clay, rings, a necklace cord and an instruction manual is kept to guide you through the process.
This process may seem a bit confusing and tedious but with time you would be able to master these skills, and will start making ample of jewellery for yourself and your loved ones. It is great to indulge in creativity, doesn’t matter if you wish to make money from it or not.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Daniel Clark, is one of the most renowned on line business owners of fingerprint jewellery. Here he is sharing his ideas on how to make fingerprint jewellery and how to gain an expertise over it by buying a fingerprint jewellery kit.
This a guest post by Daniel Clark.