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« on: January 12, 2017 08:23:15 AM »

Bunny1kenobi asked me to make some metal etched keychains for her to commemorate a pet who passed.  I know also what it is like to lose a loved fur-friend, so completely understand why she would want something with his paw on it.  I have two paw plaques of my two that passed.


She sent me the image of his paw and for a few months I thought on and off how to do it.  The image was so small, fine, and faint enough that I was not confident in the ability to print and transfer using P+P or photo paper.

Finally, I decided to just take the image, carve a stamp, and use that stamp to transfer onto metal to etch.  Also, I could then use a fine tipped marker to add some details if needed, by hand, but I left them very organic, as a paw would look, stepping onto the dirt or whatnot.


I made a couple of prototypes and showed them to Jim, along with the pic.  He seemed to think they were pretty good, so I sent the image to her, and got the go ahead, so I finally made and sent these to her before Christmas to share with her family.


I really hope they met her expectations.  More on my blog if anyone is interested.
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« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2017 08:35:41 AM »

I love how these came out!  So sorry for bunny1 to have lost her fur-baby, but these are such a nice way to remember him.  Well done.
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« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2017 08:39:03 AM »

These are amazing and so personally beautiful. Love this so much  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2017 09:22:54 AM »

Very cool commemoration project; the paws came out very nice and I like the patina effect on the metal.

And with a name like Loki, I'll bet that was one mischievous critter . . .
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« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2017 01:40:58 PM »

Saddishly sweet.

And now I have scoured your blog for all the metal related everythings. Nice job, beautiful work.
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« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2017 02:30:55 AM »

They are really beautiful, and such a wonderful tribute to a beloved pet.
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« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2017 01:15:38 PM »

Oh my goodness. What a lovely way to remember Loki! (I'm not crying, you're crying!)
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« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2017 02:10:06 PM »

Thank you - I really hope that her family liked them.  I know - I cried a bit too - especially because it kept making go look at Toby and Ginger's paws - Loki's was so teeeeeeny tiny in comparison! 
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« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2017 01:36:04 PM »

Congrats! This has been chosen as a Featured Project! Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2017 02:57:38 PM »

Thank you very much!
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