Although this may look like any other resin photo pendant, it is actually a wearable pet memorial! Hidden behind the photo in this piece is a soft, grey dust. That's no ordinary dust; it's the ashes of both of my beloved golden retrievers! I'd be honored to make a similar piece for you, using your own pet's photo and ashes. (Please visit the Stardust Collection page if you'd like to read the story behind the creation of these pieces.)
To make these pendants, I print your chosen photo, punch it into the shape fitting the frame, then coat the photo to protect it. I then sift your pet's ashes to obtain the finest grains and carefully apply a light dusting into the pendant frame. I secure your photo on top of the ashes and press all the air out to minimize bubbling. Then I cover the photo with a layer of resin and cure it under a UV lamp. When that first resin layer is dry, I remove the hanging loop from a sterling silver paw charm and place it on the cured resin in an appropriate spot, depending on the layout of your photo. I then fill the frame the rest of the way with resin, taking care to remove bubbles as they appear. Back under the UV lamp, the top layer of resin is cured.
Some small bubbles may be present in your finished piece - occasionally bubbles appear during the curing process after the resin has become too hard to remove them. If yours includes a little bubble or two, please consider them a part of the beauty of your individual pendant.
If you purchase this pendant, I will mail you a COLLECTION KIT so that you can send me a small portion of your furry friend's ashes. I will then make you a pendant similar to this one. Your pendant will come ready to wear on a shiny sterling silver chain.
As a fellow animal lover who has lost both my dogs, my heart goes out to you as you grieve the loss of your pet. I hope your pendant will bring you comfort and peace as you remember your dear best friend.
PENDANT SIZE: Pendant measures 1 3/8 inches tall (including bail) and 1.25 inches wide
CHAIN LENGTH: The included sterling silver chain measures 18 inches long.
MATERIALS USED: silver plated pendant frame, photo, resin, sterling silver charm
Although the resin used in this pendant is durable and scratch-resistant, it is not totally scratch-proof, so please store it carefully. Also, do not submerge in water.
Thanks for your interest in this very special piece.