Memorial Whisker NecklaceRegular price $160.00
When I started HartVariations, I knew that I wanted to frame the work I was doing in the way that it gives new life to beautiful creatures from the natural world, but also how it brings intention to the wearer and their personal journeys of transformation. Because of my own experience and how I was able to channel my grief into my art, I have long wanted my business to provide a way to help others do the same with those they have loved. Over the years I have encased ashes from pets, sons, mothers, cat and dog fur, soil, baby teeth, hair, and more.
This listing is to memorialize your kitty with their whiskers, which are encased carefully between hand-cut sheets of glass. 💙
The necklace measures 1.5" x 1" and comes with a 16.5" chain.
When you purchase this listing we send instructions on where and how to send the whiskers. At least three is preferable - we can work with less if needed, or you can consider this necklace that can be created with just one whisker.
Please allow 2-4 weeks for your custom necklace to be created after the receipt of the whiskers. Please be sure to read my shipping and policies information before purchase.
Thank-you and please feel free to contact me if you have any questions!
All of HartVariations materials are cruelty-free and ethically sourced with great care. We are dedicated to No-Harm principles in our work.
A: No creatures are harmed in the process of creating HartVariations jewelry. We have a No-Harm, Cruelty-Free approach in our work. We source all materials with extreme care and ethical considerations. All the butterflies, beetles and moths we use come from sustainable, licensed butterfly conservation farms working to conserve native insect habitats. Snakeskin is shed naturally, feathers are collected after molting, and the skulls and jawbones come from natural deaths or owl pellets collected in the Pacific Northwest. HartVariations jewelry brings a second life to insects and other elements of nature.
Q: What are butterfly conservation farms?
A: Butterfly conservation farms, also known as sanctuaries, have been set up worldwide to preserve native habits and provide income for local populations. These farms require that forests and plants be protected and maintained instead of destroyed for other purposes. Butterflies and other insects are protected in these habitats. The survival rate of butterflies in the wild is only 2%, while on the farms, that rate increases up to 90%. On average, adult butterflies live 3 to 4 weeks.
All focal-pieces are constructed with lead-free silver solder and oxidized.
All necklaces are nickel-free, brass core with a gunmetal finish.
All ear hooks, hoops, and ear threads are dark oxidized sterling silver. All posts and ear nut backings are non-oxidized sterling silver.
All ring bands and bracelet metal is oxidized sterling silver.
We use rose gold-fill for earring findings and chain for our copper patina + rose gold styles.
Q: What kind of metal do you use?
A: I use the Tiffany Method of stained glass soldering. The focal metal is a lead-free, nickel-free blend of silver and tin that melts at a lower temperature, allowing me to encase natural objects that are sensitive to heat.