October 19th, 2011
Oh My Dog!
Posted by Pia
When I see how excited my dogs get at mealtime- over the same food they get each and every day- I wonder how it must feel to get so much joy out of such a simple thing time and time again. If only we humans could find reliable triggers to renders us as blissful and joyful as our canine counterparts!
Well- I think I may have found at least one thing I can be that excited about! It's perhaps the most creative and meaningful gift idea of all time and I am filled with joy each time I glance at these treasures!
1 A search for unique wedding rings over which my fiance (now husband) and I could say our vows quickly came to a halt when we discovered the critter loving creativity of Brent & Jess!
They had us at woof...or sniff....
2 These fingerprint rings are what led us to Brent and Jess- As unique those exchanging vows! We knew immediately that these were the rings for us- but Brent's and Jess's shared love for furry family members sealed the deal.
3 With many great options for metals, styles, etc. We sought guidance from the artists directly. Our ideas met with their enthusiasm and we decided on rings that had each other's fingerprints respectively.
4 The virtual meeting initiated a budding new friendship with these artists and spurred a flurry of jewelry making creativity! Our new friend's made our Minnow's nose into the above wearable masterpiece!
5 These jewelry geniuses create jewelry that is as deeply meaningful as the sentiments it serves to represent.
6 They even do rings and pendants with an imprint of your critters unique paw pad texture!
7 Cats too! They did this one of our 3-legged kitty Olive's nose. The kit they sent for the imprint is easy and non-toxic to use.
8 And as a special request, Brent worked tirelessly to create this bronze Kiddush cup for our ceremony!
9 The shape of a critter's center paw pad creates a natural heart so Brent and Jess make art with imprints of these too! I wonder which critter we should do for this one...
10 As a special treat- they made me a charm of my mom's fingerprint to wear for my wedding!
11 And then... as if if that didn't bring me to tears...they also did a pendant that combines my print with that of my mom's...as a surprise...so meaningful!
12 And then one of my print and my husband's making up a heart!
13 Brent and Jess also do these keepsake boxes....
14 Their creativity is without bounds!
15 We have sent them many other imprints and plan to order gifts for other animal-loving family and friends! Their use of the ancient lost wax technique allows them to capture amazing detail!
I can't say enough good things about Brent and Jess! Not only is their work amazing but they are also kindred spirits who love what they do!
There are many ways to see their work so I've listed some links below. Be sure to check them out on Face Book as well.
Oh and get this...Brent and Jess have offered to give Daily Waggers a special 10% discount on any pet impression orders placed by Oct 31st 2011. Just be sure to enter "DAILYWAG" when prompted to input a coupon code at checkout!
Let them know Dr. Pia (Minnow's mom) sent you, and please share photos of any items you have made with rest of us Daily Waggers!
Dr. Pia Salk
Brent & Jess on Etsy
Brent & Jess on YouTube
Apparently Martha once noticed the amazing work of Brent and Jess too!
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