At Bushprints we will be happy to quote you for a custom jewellery design. To date we have made personal pet's paws from a client's photograph, extra large or specially shaped pieces, and one-off footprints of specified animals not included in the current range. Contact us and let you know what you're interested in, and we'll get right back to you with a quote. Many one-off requests have eventually lead to additions to our range!
Antarctica - Whale Tail Memento
Stage 1: The design phase
I needed to incorporate Antarctica and a whale fluke. The map of Antarctica is quite a tricky shape, so I decided to surround it in a strong circle.
This was requested by a recent traveller to Antarctica to commemorate seeing "the Blue, Orca, Fin, Sperm and Humpback whales….It was unbelievable"
Stage 2: The manufacture
Cutting out Antarctica - I wanted to make it thick enough to show the ice shelves
Forming the 3-D whale fluke
Putting it altogether
The finished piece
King Penguin commission
King Penguins are well known for incubating their eggs on top of their feet, so I wanted to incorporate an egg shape into the foot print design while emphasising the foot's elongated shape
Koala tie clip and cufflinks
The koala tie pin was designed by a woman for her fiancee and gifted along with the cufflinks as an engagement memento. The couple are both from Austria, have visited Australia and are huge koala supporters.
"Playing Card" design of a much loved cat and dog
The dog's paw is in the bottom half of the piece with the
claws clearly visible. Unlike cats, dogs do not have retractable
claws. As per the drawing, the bottom segment was matted
while the top was polished to a shine to differentiate the two
parts of the piece.
Spotted Tail Quoll
The Spotted Tail Quoll was added to our range thanks to requests from women working in various animal sanctuaries which are involved in the conservation of these lovely creatures.