Editor’s note: This story originally appeared in the May/June 2016 issue of Catster print magazine. Click here to subscribe to Catster magazine.
Pet nose pendants. Did you do a double-take at that phrase? We did. The part-DIY jewelry from Precious Metal Prints — it’s just what it sounds like — falls into the category of stylish, and personal gifts. The pendants certainly caught my eye.
Owner Grant Barton explained that the pendants are made of fine silver (99.9 percent pure), and an 18-inch sterling silver chain is included with the completed pendant. Not a silver person? The company also offers a gold vermeil version, which is 24k gold plated over fine silver.
The impressions are not that hard to create, either. Our own Heather Marcoux made one from the nose of her Ghost cat earlier this year. Just purchase a kit at the Precious Metal Prints website, follow the instructions to take the impression, and send it back to the company.
“We make the pendant, stamp as many as three initials on the back, and send it back,” Grant said. “The entire process takes approximately three to four weeks.”
Impressions can be made of any of your furry friends’ noses and even those that are not so furry.
“We have done an otter nose pendant and a pot bellied pig nose pendant,” Grant said.
$79.99 (silver)/$109.99 (gold); Precious Metal Prints.