New Animal Jewelry
The Magic Zoo Animal Jewelry Story
Artist Merry Rosenfield has been creating hand crafted animal jewelry designs since 1989. Her purpose has always been to design pet and wildlife jewelry that captures and celebrates the human-animal connection.
Many of her customers remark “Every time I wear a Magic Zoo design, friends and even complete strangers ask me where I got it!” This is the ultimate compliment; Merry hopes her animal designs can tell the world something about the person wearing it, and the importance of a specific animal in that customer’s life.
From butterfly earrings to dachshund pendants, Merry’s designs have something to say about the personality and beauty of every animal. Although she has been creating jewelry for over 25 years, her imagination still brims with new design ideas.
In the current Magic Zoo collection of designs, you’ll find elegant 14K gold pieces, beautifully detailed sterling silver designs, colorfully whimsical enamel critters and delicately handcrafted but affordable fine pewter jewelry.
Merry designs each and every piece of Magic Zoo jewelry herself. Working in her Florida studio, she has ample opportunity for inspiration; large windows look out over a subtropical yard full of butterflies, lizards, opossums, raccoons and the occasional armadillo.
In the artist’s own words; “Animals are part of life – I think people should be able to wear a beloved keepsake of a special dog, cat, guinea pig or bird to maintain that unique connection over time.”
Merry finds all animals beautiful, and a wonderful inspiration for her art.
“To date I’ve designed a custom vulture pin, a pair of wart hog earrings, an anteater brooch and a rattlesnake (for a name tag). I enjoy a challenge, and sometimes the animals that people have a connection to are not very commonly designed in jewelry. That’s why I’ve always been willing to work with my customers to come up with something completely unique to them.”
But she admits that most of her designs are of the more commonly loved variety; over 40 different dog breeds, many cat breeds and designs, a healthy number in the pocket pet section (hamster jewelry, guinea pigs, ferrets and more) lots and lots of wildlife designs and a host of others.
Every spring sees new life added to The Magic Zoo. This is the time that Merry’s Latest Designs section grows with new additions. The artist accumulates a year’s worth of requests and tries to make as many of them as possible come to life when spring is in the air. “I love designing in April and May; that’s when my backyard is really full of life. I can gaze out the window for a break and get inspired all over again.”
What is your favorite animal or pet? There is a good chance Merry has designed something that will be noticed and admired the first time you wear it! Merry loves to hear from her customers, and tries to answer each and every email she receives. See Our Old Blog