TAKING FINGERPRINTS USING PENCIL

Taking Fingerprints at home is easy - all you need is a soft pencil, sticky tape and white paper. Then follow the step-by-step instructions below! 
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Taking Fingerprints for Fingerprint Jewellery
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1. Colour in a patch of paper with the pencil
2. Take a clean and dry finger...
3. ...and rub it over the patch of pencil for a few seconds.
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Fingerprint Jewellery Instructions
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4. The pencil should transfer to the finger.
5. Place the finger onto the sticky tape - your finger should be touching the sticky side of the tape.
6. Flip the tape over and stick it onto a clean sheet of white paper and pop the name of the person the print belongs to on the paper. 
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Take as many fingerprints as you can, try using different fingers as usually these will have different pattern types. Try making lighter fingerprints by taking several prints without refreshing the pencil on your finger. Experiment with rolling the finger onto the tape from one side to the other to give a larger print pattern - especially if you have chosen a wider charm shape like a star or butterfly.
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Then simply e-mail your fingerprints to us at prints@holduponheart.co.uk quoting your name and order number. We can work with either high resolution scans or high resolution photos of the fingerprints (that's 600dpi and upwards). Most camera phones these days do the job just fine - just make sure you take a nice close-up photo in good light.
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Please Note: Pencil Fingerprints can be used to make our Engraved Fingerprint Jewellery and our Foundry Cast Fingerprint Jewellery where the product has "Ink" in the title. If you would prefer a fingerprint which captures both the shape of the finger as well as the pattern then you will need one of our Fingerprint Putty Kits.
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Fingerprints.