Friday, July 15, 2011

She's a nose for jewellery: The trinket maker who makes her charms using PET NOSTRIL imprints


Perfect match: This golden retriever's nose has been perfectly cast in solid silver

Our loving relationship with cats and dogs is not be sniffed at and now owners can commission and wear an original and quirky tribute to their favourite pet at all times.

Jackie Kaufman asks owners to send her moulds of their pooch or moggie's nose or paws so she can make them into fashionable jewellery and accessories.

Using solid silver she turns these impressions it into a necklace, ring or even a belt buckle, which costs animal-lovers up to £320 per piece.

Tribute: The nose of a dog has been turned into art in the form of this solid silver necklace

Paw print: These fetching key rings are being snapped up by animal-loving owners

Mrs Kaufman started making the pet-inspired jewellery after being approached by a customer with a terminally ill dog.

Jackie, who sells them online, said: 'I am a Jewellery caster and started by using people fingerprints in creating unique pieces for my customers.

'Then one day, a customer in Canada told me her dog was very ill and she would love to be able to have a remembrance of this beloved pet

Creative: Jackie Kaufman (pictured) started making the pet-inspired jewellery after being approached by a customer with a terminally ill dog

'I told her if she was able to get a print either paw or nose, I would be able to make the piece and cast it for her.

'She sent me the prints which happened top be the nose, and I was able to make it into a belt buckle.

'When she received the piece she cried because her dog had passed away, but she was able to see the dog through the piece and has a great remembrance of her pet.'

Nose job: This pooch's nostrils have been transformed into a fetching belt-buckle that an owner can wear at all times

Up close: This belt buckle will cost you £320 as each is personalised to the owner

'However, many customers send us pictures of their pets so I have an idea of what the dog looks like.'

They can be viewed and ordered from anywhere in the world at

source: dailymail

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