Meaningful Animal & Icon Pendants, Necklaces

290 Sales


Meaningful Animal & Icon Pendants, Necklaces

290 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Anonymous on Apr 28, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

An absolutely beautiful pendant, really worth it. Thank you :)

Anonymous on Jan 28, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

I love this custom item! Dealing with this seller as pure pleasure. I would definitely buy from them again.

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Last updated on February 5, 2011
Animalsandicons is the crafty Husband/Wife duo of Alistair and Kathy Burke who live in the Deep Woods of Western North Carolina.

Our pendants are all handmade and uniquely designed. We use photos collected from a variety of sources - our own photography, wonderful old animal reference books to modern on-line photo caches. Finding just the right picture to best represent an animal can take many months of searching. Fortunately our love of animals helps us badger out this often painstaking hunt.

All the pictures are lovingly processed by me and my best friend - Photoshop. I (Alistair) retouch and enhance the pictures, remove unwanted backgrounds and add in magical effects to reflect our love of the "spirit" of these incredible animals/icons. When a design is completed we professionally print up the images before dashing into the studio (a.k.a - The Basement but it sounds much more romantic saying The Studio.)

Here - in "The Studio," the glass preparation begins. I clean the 2 pieces of glass thoroughly before pressing the image between them. Then copper tape is carefully folded and wrapped around the edge of the glass - a tricky process that has taken months to perfect.

Then its over to the soldering station where we apply Lead FREE Silver Solder to the copper tape edge. Finally a Silver bail is applied to the top of the pendant and the piece is buffed all over with a protective coating.

My talented and crafty wife Kathy is responsible for the beautiful beadwork for the necklaces which she designs with fire polished glass beads to complement the pendant in both color and spirit.

As our store shows we love COLOR, DESIGN and ODDBALL ANIMALS - Beavers, Owls, yes even Snakes are our friends. We hope you enjoy them as much as we enjoyed making them.

If you have any further questions regarding our process please feel free to convo us.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Money Order
  • Check
We accept Paypal, Checks and Money Orders (Western Union etc.)

If you pay using checks or money orders be aware that we do not ship the item(s) until they have cleared.
Domestic shipping -
We ship all items First Class USPS usually within 48 hrs of receiving payment notification. Customers report receiving their packages within 2-3 days from when we send them.

International Shipping -
For items costing less than $25 we'll be using international first class mail in order to save costs. No insurance or delivery confirmation are available

For items over $25 we use global priority mail for all international shipments. The displayed shipping cost includes insurance.
Refunds and Exchanges
f the item you receive is not what you expected please contact us about it. We want our customers to be happy with their purchases. If we mutually agree that the item should be returned then you'll need to return it in the original packaging and in the original condition when you received it. If you aren't satisfied with your item you must notify us within 7 days of receiving it. We insure items over $25 so if your item is broken in transit contact us immediately so we can arrange for the items return and for compensation from the shipping company.
Additional policies and FAQs
We accept wholesale orders.

Wholesale discounts:
$2 discount on pendant orders 10+
$3 discount on pendant orders 20+