Thursday, May 27, 2010

New Footprint Charms

This one was created for a special friend for her birthday.  Her daughter's feet were a little challenging (or should I say her baby feetprint)  ha ha.  When I shrunk them down, they were just too light and the left one didn't even show up but at the top so I had to fill in with black to make it work.  I am so thankful for photoshop software.  I was able to keep all of the lines, etc and only darken what was already there.  I'm so careful to make sure that the charm is a perfect duplicate of the actual print.  That's what makes it so special.  I am so thrilled with how this one turned out!  I polished it to a super high shine and it has the birthstone embedded down in the silver.  The Polymer Plate turned out perfect and the clay fired great.  I couldn't be more thrilled.  I made this one nice and thick and took a lot of time buffing and polishing.  I'm having so much fun with precious metal clay.  I hope you like it and I hope my sweet and dear friend loves it!