baby's handprint and footprint in solid bronze!
an impression of your baby's hand or foot impression and
we'll make it into
a one of a kind keepsake.
A Baby-Print is a one of a kind solid metal
"hand" or "foot" cast directly from your
baby's handprint or footprint impression. Baby-Prints are
cast from molten bronze, brass, copper, or aluminum. They
are durable and permanent - and they are heavy! If you drop
your Baby-Print, it will not break like a ceramic print can.
Baby-Prints last forever and capture the memory of your baby.
Preserved in time, your baby's hand or footprint is a treasure
to behold and can be passed down from generation to generation.
in your choice of the following 4 metals:
Bn Bronze Alu Aluminum
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is a bright yellow metal.
Copper is a bright red metal.
Our bronze varies quite a bit. The color spans from a yellowish-brown
to pinkish-brown. A new bronze casting is always bright and
shiny, but will patina naturally over time to the familiar 'antique'
brownish color. Some of our bronzes exhibit a natural swirled
petina just after we pour them. If you want a timeless look,
then choose to cast your Baby-Prints in bronze.
Aluminum is a bright and silvery metal, and is much lighter
than the other 3 metals. Take a look at our photo gallery to
see more baby hands and feet categorized in the various metal
bronze Baby-Print includes a hand written inscription on the
The surface around the edge of the bronze print is highly
polished to a mirror finish.
Fingertips and toes are polished lightly. Baby-Prints are
solid metal and fairly heavy.
The average weight of a bronze hand or foot is 1/2 lb.
The Creation of a bronze Baby-Print
a Baby-Print is magic. Each Baby-Print is a work of art
made from the 4 elements: Earth, fire, water, and air. A
Baby-Print transcends through several states of matter during
its creation. First it is a solid in the form of an impression
made of Earth (Play-doh or clay). When warm molten wax is
poured into the impression, the Baby-Print becomes the liquid
"reverse" of the impression. The wax cools, and
the Baby-Print is solid once again. The new wax pattern
is used in a sand mold to create the cavity into which the
molten metal will be poured. When the wax pattern is removed
from the sand mold, the Baby-Print is then just a cavity
of air (gas) in the sand mold surrounded by earth and water.
Fire is used to heat the metal to its molten state at about
2000° F. The molten metal is poured like water into the
sand mold and the Baby-Print is liquid once again, if only
for a few seconds. Gases escape through the sand as the
liquid metal rapidly cools, and the Baby-Print becomes a
solid for the third and final time.
Baby-Print is as unique as the baby that it was created
from. No two Baby-Prints are alike, even if they are cast
from the same hand or foot impression using the same wax
pattern. There are many variables involved which include
temperature, metal composition, time, and the artist's hand.
All these variables contribute to the size, shape, color,
and texture of the Baby-Print. During the casting process
small quirks and inconsistencies arise which add to the
uniqueness and elegance of the Baby-Print, such as small
pits or lines on the back of the Baby-Print. Baby-Prints
truly reflect the Wabi-Sabi aesthetic with their "flawed
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