DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know a dogs nose is like a fingerprint? That means no two dogs have the same nose print. In fact, some kennel clubs even use dog nose prints as a form of ID for the dogs. Whether taking a paw print (which is definitely easier) or a nose print, anything from my range can be made into a pet print, so take a look around and find the piece that suits your style best, and it can definitely be made into a pet piece.
PET PRINT FAQS
Why are there so many pieces of wax in the kit?
Just so that I have options - there is usually 1 that is much better than the others. Sometimes things can happen in the mail or casting process as well. I like to have back ups. I can only make 1 piece of jewellery from one wax impression.
Can I get multiple pieces of jewellery made from one piece of wax?
The master mould is designed to make exact replicas of one print. The way it works is once I have the print made in metal, then a silicone mould is made of that metal print, and then duplicates can be easily made. The master mould does add a bit of time, but it means that multiples can be made years down the track. You can find it here.
I just can’t seem to get a good print. Any tips?
Use a hairdryer, and wax up the wax until it feels very pliable. It should feel softer than a piece of blu tac before you take the print. Once it’s really soft, then try again. Use the torch on your phone to look at the print. If you can see a print, it will turn out beautifully.
Can you melt down my old jewellery to make a fingerprint piece?
For most of my pieces, this is not possible, simply because I send my waxes to be cast by a casting house. They cast multiple pieces from multiple customers at one time, and cannot ensure that your specific metal would be used in your specific piece.
What is better, a nose print or a paw print?
It really depends on you and your dog. If your dog is willing to have a piece of wax pressed into their nose, then I would suggest going with the nose. The details you can get from the nose and paw are beautiful and both make a lovely print.
Can I do a double sided nose print with my 2 dogs?
Believe it or not, I have had a few customers successfully do this so, the answer is yes, but please keep in mind that you have to push into the wax evenly, from both sides at the same time. I can’t join 2 separate pieces of wax together.
Can I get a pet print on a ring?
Yes - all the kits are more or less the same, the only difference being the size of the wax (depending on if you've got a mini or regular size).
At checkout I usually as the age of the peoples whose prints you are taking, so here you would just mention that you want a pet print instead.
Can you do a cat print?
Yes, I’ve done a nose print and a paw print. You can see an example here.
I don’t know what I want yet, but I know I want a fingerprint piece from you. Can I get just the kit?
Yes, you can order just the kit here. You will need to know roughly what you want, as I will need to send the right amount of wax. You can then take your time and send them back whenever you’re ready. Before you finish your order please get in touch and I can provide a discount code to cover the cost of the kit and put towards your order.
Can I take 2 separate single sided prints and join them together to make a double sided print?
At the moment, not this isn’t an option. Because this required me melting 2 pieces together, there is a chance I could damage the prints in the process. Additionally, I measure out the weight of the wax (because that helps me determine the weight and cost of the metal) so essentially we're doubling the amount of wax and therefore weight if the pendant by joining them. prints are rarely the same size too, so I would actually need to add wax to make it look ok. it would be heavier and thick.