DIY Fingerprint Jewelry by Sarah Ortega

Mother’s Day is a celebration of honoring our beloved Moms and of course, Moms-to-be 🙂 In most parts of the world Mother’s Day is celebrated every 2nd Sunday of May. This is a perfect day to spend time with your Mom, do stuff together like cooking, shopping or treating her to a fine dinner, or just spend time with her helping out with house chores. We don’t really need to prepare something extravagant but a special and simple gift, I’m sure our Moms will love it!

 

One way of making something special is by personalizing your gifts. You can buy your Mom a mug with her name printed on it. When we were kids, my sister and I would make a Mother’s Day card with doodles and hearts. Of course, when we started growing up our gifts have also leveled up! I once bought my Mom a towel in her favorite color with her name embroidered and she loved it 🙂 And of course, who could miss making Mom a personalized handmade jewelry? Here are a few great ideas how to personalize a Mother’s Day gift.

 

One fun way of personalizing a Mother’s Day gift is using clay. Sarah Ortega of sarah ortega, photography, crafts, family blog did one, what she call Fingerprint Jewelry

 

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The idea of giving gifts with fingerprints is interesting because having a person’s fingerprint on a gift would be something to remember and cherish.

 

Using a small amount of clay, metallic spray paint and clear gloss polyurethane to coat the pendant you can make your fingerprint jewelry.

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Take a small piece of clay, roll it into a ball with your hands and then use a pen as a mini rolling pin to flatten it out a bit.

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Press your child’s finger onto the clay or it could be your own fingerprint.

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With a needle make a small hole at the top. Place the pendant onto a baking pan lined with foil and pop it in the oven. Follow the directions on the clay packaging for temperature and baking times. (For the Sculpey clay in this tutorial bake at 275F for 15 minutes.)

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After baking spray paint the pendant with metallic spray paint and when dry coat the pendant with clear gloss polyurethane. Attach a jump ring to the pendant, assemble your necklace and voila!

 

See the detailed fingerprint on the pendant? Stunning, isn’t it? Now why don’t you try it? This is also a cool way of preserving your baby’s fingerprints and when your baby grows up, you can give the pendant to remember her or his childhood.

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Sarah has created lots of DIYs on her blog, photography, crafts, family.Here are some that I know you’d like to try!

 

Bird Nest Necklace

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Wire Fence Frame

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Upcycled and Repurpsed Jewelry

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Asymmetrical Necklace

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You’ll also find Sarah’s custom birthstone jewelries at Poppy & Pine and find out her interesting stuff and DIYs at Pinterest. She’s also sharing her DIYs at Craftgawker and follow her at Instagram

 

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Thank you Sarah Ortega for sharing the tutorial 🙂

 

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Sky Aldovino

I am a self-taught beadweaver who loves to learn and share her knowledge on jewelry making through blogging and published tutorials you'll find at DIY Beading Club.com

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