He had the idea to some how use a digital picture of each of his kids feet from their Birth Certificates. After a general collection of the images we had we came up with an idea of using one footprint from each of his two sons, and making a heart necklace.
Next we used Photoshop to arrange them as opposites and in a fashion that would fit into a heart shape.
Next we used some more photoshop trickery to get the final image correct.
Next we used DeskProto v7 and its many features to create the carved feet in machined wax.
It's pretty cool how DeskProto uses an image in Lithophane mode to convert a photo into 3D objects.
DeskProto also let us do simple 2D work like the Heart shape channel
We cut the wax on my Pocket NC. Evan wanted it petite like the size of a dime. so its a lot of detail to cram into a small piece.
Finally we cast the piece using PMC Sterling Clay and fired it in my Evenheat Kiln
And then we added the enamel and next will be polish.
And that is how you make a mothers day gift with some passion.