Each of these sets of earrings are created by hand in my home studio. Simply send an image of the fingerprint and I'll create a 3D version of the print and then press it deep into the silver, creating an imprint that will last forever.
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TO CREATE THE PRINTS->
If you already have a fingerprint image, please feel free to send it to me as a message here on Etsy or in email: shop [!at] carmellasjewelry.com.
If you still need to get the fingerprint, try this simple and quick method below! All you need is paper, clear tape, and a pencil!
Step 1: Use a pencil to color a smudge on a white piece of paper (a smudge about the size of the finger...this smudge will act as the “ink pad”).
Step 2: press the finger onto the smudge of pencil (don’t worry if you don’t see any of the pencil on the finger, it’ll still show up on the tape)
Step 3: take the piece of tape and press it onto the finger (you can press it onto the finger and really make sure the sticky part is covering the whole area that was pressed onto the pencil)
Step 4: peel the tape off the finger and then lay it sticky side down on a blank area of the white paper
Step 5: take a clear image of the fingerprint with a smartphone (using the flash or taking the photo in bright natural light works best)
Step 6: attach the image to a message to me. I then use photo editing software to sharpen the image of the fingerprint.
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SIZE OF THE FINISHED EARRINGS-->
These oval shaped earrings drop down about an inch and a half from the ear and the fingerprint portion is about 2/3 inch tall by 1/2 inch wide.
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Please check the processing speed for your item, as each item may differ. The processing speed for fingerprint items begins upon receipt of your order AND your fingerprint. Feel free to message me with questions!
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I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.
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Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies (USPS). I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
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If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:
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Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.
Yes, I am always willing (and eager) to personalize an item for you or create something brand new! Please feel free to contact me here on Etsy or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org. If it's between the hours of 7AM and 10PM, I typically respond within minutes.
Also, due to the nature of the timing of creating the fingerprint and personalized items, I am unable to offer proofs before creating items unless the buyer understands there may be additional costs and or delays in shipment due to proofs being created for personalized items.
During the start of this 20-21 school year, my children's school is providing completely virtual schooling, so my 1st and 4th grader are home with me daily. Processing speeds may change through this time and I unfortunately cannot offer any rushed orders.
Yes, I do offer wholesale orders, but they are priced and processed on a case by case basis so please contact me with your request either here on Etsy or by email (email@example.com).
White Copper is a form of metal that combines copper with nickel, creating a sturdy and affordable silver toned metal. This is not plated silver, but silver toned throughout the metal, meaning though it may tarnish slightly, it can be polished back to a brilliant silver shine with an anti-tarnish polishing pad.
Handwriting, Child's Drawing, Footprint & Handprint:
Simply take a clear photo of the handwritten message or child's drawing, or foot/hand print. You can do this using an iPhone or Android smartphone. Try to make sure there are no shadows over the image. Then simply attach the photo to a conversation here on Etsy after you place your order. I'll match up your order details with the photo you send.
I can either ship you a mold kit after you place your order or you can get ink fingerprints by getting a well defined ink version of the fingerprint, photograph it using the instructions above, and attaching the photo to a conversation on Etsy after you place your order. (Funeral homes often offer ink fingerprints of loved ones)
If you want more than one item for fingerprint items, I usually offer a discounted price. Just reach out to me before placing your order either here on Etsy or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you want a large order of aluminum items (more than 5), I offer a discount as well, please contact me before placing your order.
Nora Roberts. Because her protagonists are always independent women. They're strong, smart and live mostly perfect lives and her books motivate me to follow my passions.
(Okay, so this isn't exactly a frequently asked question I get here in my jewelry shop, but I figured it'd be nice to get to know each other a little better....who is your favorite author and why?)
I ship all my orders in sturdy padded envelopes. Each item (regardless whether it's marked as a gift...they're still gifts if you're buying it for yourself!) comes gift-wrapped in either a muslin bag or an organza bag (colors my vary).
I handstamp all the items in my shop that are created with aluminum metal. Aluminum is unique in that it won't ever change color or tarnish, which is great for longterm wear, but makes it difficult to find a permanent jewelers ink to darken the letters and designs that are handstamped into the ring, necklace or bracelet. I use a permanent jewelers ink to create the blackened effect on all the rings, bracelets, and necklaces, but I advise you to refrain from wearing the piece while swimming, bathing, or peeling oranges (for real). If you do see the black permanent jewelers ink fading, you can reapply using a black permanent marker. Wipe away any excess with a tissue. The jewelers ink I apply originally is the Onyx color created by Vintaj.