Handmade Sterling Silver Animal Jewelry for Pet Lovers
My goal is to design sterling silver animal jewelry that reminds my customers of a special relationship they may have had with a pet or even a wild animal. From primates to insects, I know that the creatures we share our world with are also helping us to survive. Sometimes it is a direct relationship (did you know that dragonflies eat a lot of mosquitoes?) and sometimes it is an emotional tie, the affection and love we feel for our dog, cat or bird. or one of many special companions.
I’ve made these for a number of years now, and creating a unique design that shines with personality is still one of my greatest joys in life. They have become a big part of The Magic Zoo jewelry collection. I’ve always loved animals, and being a full time artist has given me the opportunity to indulge two of my passions; creating animal jewelry and promoting humane care of them. For several years now I’ve partnered with the ASPCA in creating sterling silver pendants to promote their organization.
Sterling silver is a unique precious metal; the look is beautiful and sometimes compared to the shine of the moon. On the other hand, gold jewelry is often compared to the sun’s bright yellow light. I grew up fascinated by the starry night, so it follows that working in .925 silver would have especial appeal for me.
The other thing important to me is to create items that others can afford. If my customers can’t buy it then I’ve defeated my own purpose! I love to see my customers wearing a pendant or pair of earrings that they’ve purchased from my booth in years past. “I never take off this pendant,” is music to my ears. Of course online jewelry shopping doesn’t afford this same bond with my customers, but I do get emails expressing their delight. I always answer them gratefully.
If you are a long time fan , then I’d love to hear what you think of my line. I’m always interested in designing new things, and the feedback from my customers is an important part of that process. I like to think my sterling silver pendants, charms, earrings and pins are a reflection of what you love.
In these days of online shopping, it’s easy to forget the human element. Even though my silver animal jewelry is all about animals, you are the most important part of the creation.