FabuPetDesigns

Custom Pet Tags and Memorials

Spokane, Washington · 1067 Sales

FabuPetDesigns

Custom Pet Tags and Memorials

Spokane, Washington 1067 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Announcement   I enjoy making pet parents smile when they open a package with one of my custom pet tags inside!

These multi-layered metal designs have become so popular, I cannot keep up with production! They require a lot of personal attention to create, so they are sometimes unavailable for purchase while I catch up on orders. Please check back or message me if you are looking for a specific tag or coin.

Did you know? My USA-made designs are stamped by me, by hand. Because of this they are not perfect — they are charming and unique. :-)

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!

My global branding is @fabupetdesigns, and I'm most active on Instagram, posting videos and photos showing how my products are made + pics of my dogs and horses.

Announcement

Last updated on May 20, 2018

I enjoy making pet parents smile when they open a package with one of my custom pet tags inside!

These multi-layered metal designs have become so popular, I cannot keep up with production! They require a lot of personal attention to create, so they are sometimes unavailable for purchase while I catch up on orders. Please check back or message me if you are looking for a specific tag or coin.

Did you know? My USA-made designs are stamped by me, by hand. Because of this they are not perfect — they are charming and unique. :-)

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!

My global branding is @fabupetdesigns, and I'm most active on Instagram, posting videos and photos showing how my products are made + pics of my dogs and horses.

Kristi Young

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Kristi Young

About

Custom Pet Tags and Memorials. Internationally loved!

Welcome to Fabu Pet Designs ~ a global pet boutique dedicated in loving memory of my Miniature Schnauzer, Winston.

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

Your special Fabu piece will be handled with care -- wrapped in tissue paper, tucked inside colorful gift packaging, 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, too!).

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.

My global branding is @fabupetdesigns and you can follow me, my pets and my products on these sites: Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, and at FabuPetDesigns.com.

Be sure to visit my other Etsy Shop at Rustic Farm Chick, for non-pet-related shopping such as home decor, jewelry and overstock craft supplies.

Thanks for stopping by!
-Kristi, Dog Mom & Designer

Shop members

  • Kristi Young

    Owner, Designer, Dog Mom

  • Winston

    Founder

  • Sadie

    Security

  • Sammy

    Marketing

  • Dandy

    Shipping

Shop policies

Last updated on January 27, 2018
Welcome! You are in good company…my customers 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 2018 Kristi Young and Fabu Pet Designs. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
Feel free to ask for a refund or exchange. My business thrives on happy customers and I want you to be one of them! :)
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 for each listing by entering your zip code. If you purchase multiple items, and/or the shipping fees calculate too high, I will notify you and gladly refund the overage amount. Please note that USPS increased their prices in January 2018.
Additional policies and FAQs
MATERIALS I USE:
16-22 gauge metals in copper, brass, nickel silver, pewter and aluminum.

Premium outdoor vinyl, premium cardstock and printed paper.

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 Jan 12, 2018
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 hangs on 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

Many of my 3-D 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 to help prevent oxidation. On pet tags, the normal wear and tear of hanging from a collar and/or tapping 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. My 3-D metal tags are coated with an invisible protective wax to help curb the oxidation process, plus care instructions and a complimentary polishing pad.

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.