Saturday, August 10, 2013

The Nose Knows

A raging trend right now seems to be pet inspired jewelry. Whether it be paw impressions cast in silver or even pet noses, people are going crazy for these precious trinkets. Pets are people's children and what could be sweeter than wearing Spot's nose around your neck. It's not for everyone, I know, but I happen to be on the bandwagon. They're even using the cremation ashes of pets as infusions of the jewelry-making process. Fluffy could be in a pair of diamond earrings. Now that particular trend spooks me. A lucky paw keychain or a nose necklace, however, makes me feel like my dog will always and forever be with me. I will list a few of the people who create such jewelry, which consists of using a non-toxic putty mold to take the impression. I thought my dog would freak out, but suprisingly enough, he didn't. It only takes a couple of seconds, but you may have to try a few times to get a good one. The mold is then sent to the creator, who converts it into the metal version of your liking. Bronze, gold, silver - all can be fabricated. The prices range from $120 - $350, depending on the size and style. I know my dog isn't going to live forever, and the thought of that kills me. But to have his nose around my neck everyday makes life much less painful.

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