Artwork designed to embrace love, unite souls and encourage the celebration of life's beauty.


Saturday, January 07, 2006

Inspirational Jewelry

As seen on...
The Today Show, December 6th, 2007

Hot Hollywood gifts: Let the stars be your guide this holiday season

Style Editor Bobbie Thomas' peek at the products stars are crazy about.

Bobbie Thomas, TODAY Style Editor and author of the Buzz for In Touch weekly, offers some celebrity-favorite gift ideas that will make everyone on your list feel like a star.

Take inspiration from Eva Mendes and create a print of love. Turn your thumbprint into a necklace or keychain for a gift that your friends and family will cherish forever ($95-165; 877-310-8442).

In Touch Magazine
June 18, 2007 issue...


The Unity Fingerprint Charm

The American Valor Collection
...honoring the past, present & future
visit for more information

"Signature Star" Collection

A One-of-a-Kind, Personalized Work of Art!

Fingerprints sculpted in Silver or Gold!

A handmade charm from the actual impression of a loved one's fingerprint.

To Celebrate!
A Birth, A Child, A Marriage, A Friend...
An Heirloom for all!
Parents wear children's fingerprints
Children wear parent's fingerprints
Grandparents wear grandkid's fingerprints
Wives wear husband's fingerprints.

To Remember...
A personal, meaningful way to preserve the memory of a lost loved one.
A tangible piece of someone, completely unique to them. A discreet memento.

To Honor...
A Hero, A Parent, A Grandparent...
Ideal for families with a loved one deployed in the military, in a high risk profession, with a life-threatening illness or simply separated by miles.

The charms can be used more like a medallion or "coin" by eliminating the hole...
a great option for men.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Fingerprint Mold Tips & Trivia

The fingerprint kit...

Fingerprint Charm Mold Tips:

· If the clay seems dry, roll it in a ball in between your palms to soften it. Then place it back on a flat surface and press the chosen finger in the softened clay.

· You can retry as many times as needed by rolling the clay back into a ball and repeating. The clay will not harden until it’s baked.

· To get a good print, sometimes it helps to imprint closer to the first crease of the finger as opposed to the tip.

· Please make 3 molds per order so that I have something to choose from to get the best impression.

· Once baked, write the clients name on the back of the molds & mail them back to me in a padded envelope for protection.

· If there are cracks or flaws on the mold, they will show up in the finished piece.

· Please make sure that some piece of fingerprint pattern shows up in the clay so that I can make a good charm for you.

· NOTE: You have purchased a piece of commissioned artwork. Each is a one-of-a-kind, mini-sculpture. As with fingerprints, no two will be exactly alike. The finished product is a direct result of the mold I receive from you.

· Due to the highly custom nature of this product there are no refunds, exchanges or returns based on expected finished outcome.
Please call with any questions! Pam Vale 401-265-2311

Fingerprint Trivia!

* First used by the military in 1905, the U.S. Army begins using fingerprints etched on dog tags

* 1907 U.S. Navy begins using fingerprints on dog tags

* 1908 U.S. Marine Corps begins using fingerprints on dog tags

*In may billions of human and automated comparisons, no two fingerprints have ever been found alike

*I ancient Babylon, fingerprints were used on clay tablets for business transactions

*Fingerprints remain the most commonly used forensic evidence worldwide - in most jurisdictions fingerprint examination cases match or outnumber all other forensic examination casework combined

* Fingerprints outperform DNA and all other human identification systems to identify more murderers, rapists and other serious offenders (fingerprints solve ten times more unknown suspect cases than DNA in most jurisdictions).

*Other visible human characteristics change _ fingerprints do not

* The five most common fingerprint patterns are: Whorl, radial loop, unlar loop, arch and tented arch