30 Jun '11, 11pm

Jewelry Made from Cat Hair?!

Jewelry Made from Cat Hair?!

The furry orbs that adorn Flora Davis ‘ jewelry have more to them than meets the eye — and might even be a little gross to many consumers. That’s because the orbs, which Davis describes to Wired.co.uk’s Olivia Solon as looking like “oversized white pearls”, are made out of fur from Davis’ cat, Gaia. The flame-point ragamuffin needs to be groomed regularly to prevent matting and, after noticing how beautiful and soft the fur is, Davis began to accumulate Gaia’s fur. Davis’ technique? She starts by taking a small handful of fluff, which she molds into a starter ball. To this she adds more fluff around the edges and then rolls it between her palms quickly until the strands of hair start to felt into tight, solid ball forms. She then stashes the balls until there are enough to make a necklace — which can take between two and three months. Davis sells the jewelry on Etsy for $9...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/jewelry-made-from-cat-ha...

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