custom baby footprint stamp necklaceby Jenny Gaynor
- the story
Having a baby will change your life, and the love you share will leave an indelible mark in your heart. But even as your little one seems to grow up before your eyes, one of these custom footprint necklaces can be come a treasured memento of the first steps of his or her life.
After ordering this necklace, the recipient will be sent a footprinting kit, with helpful instructions and a 100% child-safe, non-toxic ink pad. The ink washes off easily with soap and water. Then, after using the included form to mail the footprints to artist Jenny Gaynor, the image will be shrunk down and printed on a handmade glass pendant. The pendant comes suspended from a delicate silver chain accented with tiny semiprecious stones. Pendant handmade by Jenny Gaynor in California.
- Item ID
- Made from
- sterling silver, glass, peridot, rose quartz, aquamarine
- Pendant: 0.75" diameter, Adjustable Chain: 16-18"
- To clean silver chain please use tarnish cleaner but do not allow this to get onto the glass. Please keep the pendant as dry as possible. Be aware that certain lotions, creams, perfumes and sunscreens can cause damage to the delicate pendant.
- the maker
Jenny Gaynor, a Los Angeles-based artist known for her airy, almost ethereal glass creations seeks to provide meaning to the things we touch everyday, thus creating handmade pieces of jewelry and art. Using her exceptional skills deriving from years of training under world-renown glass artists in Murano, Italy, Gaynor's vision to defeat redundancy has made her succeed in creating something that is truly unique.
Gaynor began working with glass in 1999 at Tulane University in New Orleans and got her Masters in Art Therapy at Southern Illinois University. She broadened her skills from glassblowing to lampworking, and with an insatiable desire to improve her proficiency, Gaynor spent several summers in Murano, Italy studying with the masters at the Abate Zanetti School of Glass and at Urban Glass in Brooklyn, New York.
In 2003 Jenny used her art therapy background to develop a children's program while in Murano. The program is still part of the annual curriculum at the Abate Zanetti School of Glass today. The marriage of her background as an art therapist and glass artist is beautifully portrayed in the use of symbolism in her art.
Gaynor's past accomplishments also include production glass blowing for Nuance Glass Studio in New Orleans, LA and Third Degree Glass Factory in St. Louis, MO where she also spent two years teaching glassblowing and lampworking.
Gaynor's vision is conveyed through the transparent quality of the glass medium itself. She fabricates all the glass components on her torch using the traditional Muranese lampworking technique and combines them with sparkling semi-precious gemstones. Whether in her lampwork jewelry or newly introduced custom photo transfer vases, her final products are a whimsical, charming, truly one of a kind piece of art.
All pieces are created by hand in Jenny's studio in Los Angeles, California. collection
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