Fingerprint and Handwriting Jewellery

Fingerprint and handwriting jewellery is a great way to carry that special message from a loved one with you and we here at Megan Goldner Designs is all about Keepsakes 😉 We use a combination of machine engraving, hand engraving, marking, etching and/or stamping to achieve the best possible result. To see the difference between all the methods, you can read out blog post:  The difference between Engraving, Hand Stamping and Etching here. So how do you how what a good quality vs a bad quality picture is to send to us? Lets explore this: How to: There are several different ways to send us a good fingerprint: Scan the print, cop the image to show the print only and then upload / email to us. Hold you phone perpendicular to the fingerprint and take a clear photo.  Make sure that there are no shadows on the fingerprint / page, and that the camera is zoomed in on the print only. Fingerprint quality   The best option is to send us a digitally rendered fingerprint of your loved one.  This will ensure the best quality engraving. If you do not have a copy of the fingerprint, you are welcome to send us a digital fingerprint from the internet that you like.   Here we have example of fingerprints that is completely unsuitable for engraving. The prints and completely smudged with indistinguishable lines.  The photos is also badly lit with many shadows on the edges of the pages. Handwriting quality Bad example of handwriting This bad example of handwriting picture is poorly lit, and the handwriting is not close up. While we can work with an image like this, we recommend sending a more zoomed in image as it will result in higher quality engraving. Good example of handwriting This image Read More

The difference between Engraving, Hand Stamping and Etching

Fundamentally, the difference between Engraving, Hand Stamping and Etching at Megan Goldner Designs is that Engraving is done with a machine, Hand Stamping is all by hand, and Etching is done with a chemical process. But let’s explore each by delving in a little deeper to get a better understanding of which might be the right choice for you. Read More

A South African Story…

Wear your heritage I am so proud to be South African. Despite the struggles we face as a country, I believe that all our troubles can be overcome by a little understanding, kindness and love. If we can learn to love ourselves, with all our flaws and mistakes, we can learn to love each other and enjoy our human experience in our short time here on earth. I thought about how I can create a feeling of nostalgia, a feeling of pride, and a feeling of unity for South Africa in my clients through my art, and I remembered that my mother had a bag full of old South African coins stored somewhere in a dark cupboard. Chatting with her while counting the coins, inspiration struck, and the first series in the collection was born. Read More