The Hoof or Foot Print Grand Sterling Silver Pendant is a great way to remember your beloved pet. Each pendant is created using an impression of the pets hoof or foot. Prints are taken using an ink kit that is sent to you and an exact replica is captured on sterling silver, 14k gold or a 14k white gold pendant. Wear this pendant as a cherished memorial or give it to a friend or family member as a heartfelt gift. A presentation box is also included. This pendant is approximately 1mm thick.
Engraving on the back of the pendant can be done. A block or script style font can be used – see images above for examples. Engraving can be up to 4 lines with a total of 10 characters on each line
Capturing the Print
Step 1: Gather some scrap paper to take practice prints. Clean and dry the hoof or foot being printed. Remove ink strip from order card. Carefully peel back the top sheet and place either sheet ink side up. Placing the ink strip on a clip board or taping it to a firm surface such as an old magazine works well.
Step 2: Move the ink pad to the animal, gently rubbing it on the hoof or foot (if allowed) two to three times. Bring the scrap paper to the inked paw or nose and gently touch it. Repeat this process until you are satisfied with the look of the practice prints. The ink is vegetable-based and will not harm your pet.
Step 3: Re-ink the paw, hoof or foot and create fresh prints on the order card or a clean index card.
Step 4: Use a wet paper towel to clean off excess ink from the animal. Place all scraps and ink strips in the trash.
Step 5: Fill out the required information for engraving and shipping. Staple the best prints to the order card. Artisans will select the best print for casting and will clean up unwanted hair lines, etc.
Tips for Taking Great Prints
- Choose a time of the day when your animal is most content (perhaps right after eating)
- Practice the motions of taking the print without using the ink, so your pet becomes familiar with the idea and thinks of it as play
- When ready to use the ink, work in an area where an errant print can easily be cleaned