I just saw this thread and it is very timely for me. I just lost an 18 year old cat, best pet I ever had, last week. I know this may sound strange, but does anyone know how to incorporate a tiny organic object like a claw sheath or piece of whisker into silver, or some other medium that can be worked into the design of a silver piece, other than imbedding in resin as a cabochon or putting it in a locket? I don't want to visually see the object; I just want to know it's "in there".
I would prefer something where it's permanently fixed. It's ok if it breaks down due to heat or other processes. I can recycle silver and make ingots. I'm just not sure if it's possible to incorporate it into melted silver. Besides, how would I know if the part of the ingot I roll out and use contains that part, anyway?
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I'm open to working with other media - although I do not have the tools to work in precious metal clay.