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In Memory of a Feline Friend

About this design:

A friend of mine just lost his sweet kitty. He asked me to create a necklace that would incorporate the four stones he buried with him that had special meaning. I've never made any necklaces for men but when I showed it to him, he loved it and was amazed that the center lapis piece was a 'twin" of the one he laid with Pearson. I was so moved and honored that he would trust me with this special task.


Lapis, Aquamarine, Smoky Quartz, Rose Quartz, Onyx, Pyrite, black leather cord, all from LB, 20 and 18G silver filled wire from my stash for my clasp, end coils and jumprings.

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  1. A Little Pizzaz aka Judy
    A Little Pizzaz aka Judy says:

    This is quite a handsome piece; very masculine. Which is not to say that I wouldn’t mind wearing it; I love blue.

  2. N Taylor
    N Taylor says:

    This is such a sweet post.

  3. Cat Daddy
    Cat Daddy says:

    What a wonderful necklace you created! And you sound like a wonderful friend. I am a cat lover and I have always buried something with my cat that was special to him, such as a blanket or a toy. Our pets are very important to us.

    Rest in peace, Pearson

  4. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    Thank you both! Judy, I’m so glad that you think I captured a masculine look, especially that it had to incorporate aquamarine and rose quartz.

  5. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    Thank you CatDaddy! You snuck that one in while I was typing,:)
    Thank you for your kind sentiments.

  6. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    This is beautiful, Angela. I think you hit the perfect pitch. Pets are so dear to many of us. I hope this special necklace brings comfort and happy memories.

  7. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    I love what you did Angela! You have captured masculinity perfectly in this necklace, and I’m sure it wasn’t easy with the rose quartz and aquamarine. You are truly a wonderful friend!

  8. BeadlingatMonsterPajamas
    BeadlingatMonsterPajamas says:

    This is such a heartwarming gift, Angela. I agree with everyone, you really nailed this piece.

  9. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    This is a great necklace for a man and a wonderful sentiment.

  10. Asia
    Asia says:

    Not only this is beautiful but simple enough for a man, but he also is be reminded about his pet and yes they are important in our lives too :D

  11. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    What a touching story, Angela – - fabulous design and a great tribute.

  12. CAS
    CAS says:

    Angela, this is perfect … for your friend … for his kitty’s memory … as a masculine piece … and as a truly lovely piece of jewelry. YOU GO GIRL! :)

  13. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Lovely that you created something both pleasing to your friend and something that reminds him of his very special cat.

  14. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Angela, this brought tears to my eyes as we, too, lost a beloved girl. I love this memorial necklace. Know that your friend will treasure it forever. May you be blessed for your kindness and affection that you have shown him.

  15. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    Wow, this is wonderful, and I love that it is a tribute piece!

  16. Warped Wire Studio
    Warped Wire Studio says:

    Sorry to your friend. Our pets are our family. You created a beautiful piece of work for him. What an honor to be asked to make it and to wear it.

  17. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    It’s a wonderful design and I am sure he will hold this piece very dear.

  18. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Great design. Very masculine. No wonder your friend loved it! It’s a great memorial for a lost family member.

  19. JC Hamm
    JC Hamm says:

    Love this, such a great design. Sorry for your friends loss, our pets are family and it so hard to say goodbye.

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