Noseprint jewelry, ceramics and photography

Skippack, Pennsylvania

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Nicole McBride

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Nicole McBride


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About MetropawlitanArt

Sales 382
On Etsy since 2012

Creating Howlin' Good Memories!

In 2010, as the “mom” to five dogs and a dog trainer for over 15 years, when my youngest was diagnosed with bone cancer in April 2010 it was a very sad and unexpected diagnosis. Not only was she one of the dogs I used in my training business, but Tellico was a therapy dog and worked hard to dispel myths about the Rottweiler breed. A friend had suggested that I do something to honor her and create a keepsake so I started a search online for something unique.

I found that a few people had created pendants of pawprints and noseprints and thought it was a great idea. So I researched jewelry making and taught myself how to make the molds of the nose and turn it into a precious metal pendant. Luckily I had five dogs to practice with! Within a few months, word had spread and now I have a small business called Metropawlitan Art.

Unfortunately, my Tellico passed away four months after her diagnosis but that was only the beginning of our heartbreak. We ended up losing all five of our elderly dogs within 18 months from August 2010 to February 2012 . I am comforted to have been able to create their noseprint jewelry before they passed and wanted to be able to do the same others. It is so cathartic for me personally to do for other people what has brought me so much comfort in my own dogs’ passings.

We now have a Chesapeake Bay Retriever named Hannah Boden and an adopted Rottweiler named Barrett. I look forward to creating howlin' good memories for you!

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Shop members

  • Brad, Hannah, Barrett & Nicole

    Owner, Maker, Designer

Production partners

  • Nations Photo Lab

    Baltimore, Md.

    Nations Photo Labs is one of the leaders in photograph processing, offering a wide variety of mediums and services for professional photographers, hobbyists and families.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 19, 2016
Thank you for your interest in our products! I always welcome custom requests- nothing is too anything for me!

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Unused, complete kits may be returned for a full refund, minus shipping. Finished custom products cannot be returned, however we will do what we can to ensure satisfaction.
Noseprint kits shipped first class unless upgrade to priority or express.

More information

Last updated on Mar 19, 2016
Frequently asked questions
Wholesale availability

Yes, we do offer wholesale as well as drop ship accounts.

What happens to the molds?

I keep the molds on file in case you would like to order additional products. When ordering, just choose "from mold on file" for discounted price and be sure to include name the kit is under and pet's name

Care instructions

Items are delicate and should only be polished by hand. Do not wear in the shower or to bed.