FabuPetDesigns

Custom sleek & stylish pet tags

Spokane, Washington · 927 Sales

FabuPetDesigns

Custom sleek & stylish pet tags

Spokane, Washington 927 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Announcement   Welcome, Pet Lovers! We are known for our custom sleek and stylish pet tags, memorials and medallions. Handmade in the USA! Each one of our metal designs are freehand stamped by me -- not by machine. Because of this they are not perfect, they are charming and unique. :)

Production time for custom orders is about 2 weeks out, before it is shipped. All pre-made items will ship next business day.

I'd love to hear from you! If you have any questions or comments, contact me by clicking on either the 'Contact' or 'Ask a question' button and I will respond quickly. Please visit my "About" page for behind-the scenes info!

Announcement

Last updated on Jul 19, 2017

Welcome, Pet Lovers! We are known for our custom sleek and stylish pet tags, memorials and medallions. Handmade in the USA! Each one of our metal designs are freehand stamped by me -- not by machine. Because of this they are not perfect, they are charming and unique. :)

Production time for custom orders is about 2 weeks out, before it is shipped. All pre-made items will ship next business day.

I'd love to hear from you! If you have any questions or comments, contact me by clicking on either the 'Contact' or 'Ask a question' button and I will respond quickly. Please visit my "About" page for behind-the scenes info!

Kristi Young

Contact shop owner

Kristi Young

About

Custom sleek & stylish pet tags

Welcome to my shop ~ dedicated in loving memory of my Miniature Schnauzer, Winston.

Everyone loves to show off their pets and I have created a distinct way to do that - with my Signature Style hand stamped pet tags. I take pride in my products and ensure each one passes my high standard of quality.

My custom products are unique to you or your pet because I handcraft each one individually after you order it. There are several steps involved in making each item, and you can read about the process in my FAQs.

I've been on Etsy since 2008, when I started out selling my handmade jewelry under the shop name of Fabu Beads. In 2015, I started hand stamping on metal, and took it a step further by soldering metals into 3-D layers. These products became popular with pet owners, so I changed my shop name to Fabu Pet Designs to align with the pet tags and memorials I sell today.

Customers around the world love my custom designs, which is why my production times are a few weeks out.

Your special Fabu piece will be handled with care -- wrapped in tissue paper, tucked inside a colorful sheer gift bag, snug in a small plastic zip bag, and finally, my super-secret protective sleeve (you'll see). I ship in a bubble wrap envelope to ensure safe delivery to you or the recipient (I can add a handwritten note to a recipient for no extra cost).

I love giving back! The best part of having my shop is that from the sales of my products, I am able to donate to a local animal shelter (SpokAnimal) where I adopted my own rescue dogs - Sadie and Sammy.

You'll find photos of my dogs (and horses!) on Instagram.com/fabupetdesigns, along with discount codes and product photos.

Thanks for stopping by! I look forward to creating something special for you or your pet.
-Kristi
Dog Mom & Designer

Shop members

  • Kristi Young

    Owner, Designer, Dog Mom

  • Winston

    Founder

  • Sadie

    Security

  • Sammy

    Marketing

  • Jesster

    Shipping

Shop policies

Last updated on June 14, 2017
Welcome! You are in good company…my clientele are from all over the world, including Beverly Hills, New York, Nashville, Australia, Canada & the United Kingdom!

When someone asks…"WHERE’D YOU GET THAT?" …be sure to tell them about FABU PET DESIGNS!

Copyright 2017 Kristi Young and Fabu Pet Designs. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment
We accept payment via PayPal, Credit Cards and Etsy Gift Cards.
Shipping
We ship worldwide using USPS First Class, Priority Mail and International Mail. Estimate your shipping costs by clicking the shipping tab within each listing.
Refunds and Exchanges
Feel free to ask for a refund or exchange. My business thrives on happy customers and I want you to be one of them! :)
Additional policies and FAQs
MATERIALS I USE:
Mixed metals: 18-22 gauge metals in copper, brass, nickel silver, pewter and aluminum.

Additional materials may include: jump rings, split rings in various colors and sizes, metal swivel clasps, lobster claw clasps, magnets, and chains in silver plate or antique copper.

More information

Last updated on Jun 14, 2017
Frequently asked questions

WHAT MAKES FABU TAGS SPECIAL?

My Signature Style 3-D pet tags, pet memorials and medallions are soldered with at least two layers of metal, so that the indentation marks from the hand stamping on the backside aren't visible. The result is a high-quality, professional looking product. I don't use a machine to stamp the letters/numbers; it is all done by me, individually by hand. This means each one will have its own character and be unique.

WHICH COMBINATION OF METALS ARE BEST FOR FABU DOG TAGS?

For the best durability, brass and nickel silver are best. Copper is a softer metal and while it makes a pretty combination, it will show dings faster if it is hanging off of a collar with other tags. Copper also darkens from oxidation more quickly than brass and silver. For single layer tags, brass or bronze will hold up best. The life of any of these tags will last longer if they are the only tag on your dog's collar.

HOW ARE FABU TAGS MADE?

There are many steps involved in creating my Signature pieces for you out of raw metal. I personally complete each step myself. Because each design is handcrafted, there are slight variations in patina, stamping depth and spacing, making each piece totally unique. Depending on the design, each piece is:

> individual letters and numbers stamped by hand;
> hammered and filed smooth;
> cleaned, soldered, hole punched and cleaned again;
> patina applied to give it a shadow around the edges;
> polished by hand and machine;
> black coloring is applied to letters and numbers;
> protective wax sealant applied and buffed to help slow oxidation;
> a split ring or clasp is attached.

PATINA ON FABU TAGS

Most of my metal tags have a dark "patina" applied by me to the edges, which is unique on each tag and part of the design. Otherwise, metal tags and coins made of copper, brass, bronze or nickel silver will patina naturally over time (aluminum and pewter do not tarnish). I apply a thin protective wax when the piece is new (except cat tags) to help prevent oxidation. On pet tags, the normal wear and tear of hanging from a collar and/or banging against other tags will dull the finish over time, but it remains a durable piece. Buff it with a jeweler's polishing cloth to remove oxidation and restore shine. Letters can be touched up with a permanent marker.

CARE INSTRUCTIONS

Some metals are inevitably going to oxidize over time, especially copper. When I ship a new tag to you, it is coated with an invisible protective wax to help curb the oxidation process. I include a complimentary polishing pad with most tags (except cat tags because you could rub off the patina I apply).

As your tag becomes dark or dull from oxidation, Google is full of ways to keep it shiny (lemon juice and salt, ketchup, etc.) but eventually the original wax coating will wear off. After cleaning your copper piece, buff it with a polishing cloth to restore shine. Maintain the shiny finish by simply applying a thin coat of jeweler's wax or good quality car wax; it will leave a beautiful high polished finish and help prevent oxidation.