Although I've been creating custom pet sculptures for years now it took a suggestion from my boyfriend to make me think beyond just a figurine and make the leap to personalized pet jars. Above is a picture of my own Ginko kitty with the pet jar I made featuring him. He was very helpful and more than willing to pose for me during the sculpting process ;)
I can sculpt any type of animal you have (cat, dog, bird, skunk, ferret, fish, etc.) once you send me several good pictures of your pet. The animal is sculpted by hand from Premo polymer clay without the use of any molds and each is a unique, one of a kind creation. I pay close attention to all the little details that make your pet special.
I carefully texture the fur and after the animal is cured I paint the details of their coat with acrylic paint. I attach the sculpture very securely to a metal mason jar lid and further personalize the glass jar by covering it with polymer clay and adding a plaque with your pet's name stamped into it.
I can also stamp paw prints and other decorations into the clay. For Ginko's jar I used a cavorting cat stamp framed by swirls and stars since that just matched his personality.
I used a half pint mason jar with a wide mouth lid for this pet jar, but I can use any size mason jar you like. This cat sculpture measures four inches tall and the overall height of the entire piece is 6 1/4" tall. These jars make great storage for pet treats, office or art supplies, or snacks. The jars can be hand washed and are food safe. These can also be used as memorial urns for pets that have passed on. You can use them to keep your pet's ashes, a tuft of fur, their tags or collar, or anything else you want to remember them by.
Our pets are special, and if you're like me you consider them part of your family. I think this is a wonderful way to celebrate those special animals in your life. And what cat or dog doesn't want a treat jar that's completely personalized? ;)
You can click on any of the pictures above to be directed to the custom order listing in my shop. If you have any questions you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I truly am passionate about pets, and I understand the connection people have with their cats, dogs, ferrets, and other furry friends. These jars would make a unique and special gift as well. :-)
~Michelle of CreativeCritters
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