Paws and Effect - Wear your best friend

Melbourne, Australia · 444 Sales


Paws and Effect - Wear your best friend

Melbourne, Australia 444 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
Elise Newman

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Elise Newman

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5 out of 5 stars
Hell Pixie

Hell Pixie on Apr 20, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

This purrrfect pin arrived in time for Friday the 13th!

Hell Pixie

Hell Pixie on Apr 20, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

The most #pawfect choc Lab brooch!


Judy on Mar 8, 2018

4 out of 5 stars

Sweet and well designed brooch


Rebecca on Dec 12, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Really cute and great service

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Wear your best friend

Hi, my name is Elise.
I started making jewellery when my mum bought me a jewellery beading kit. I started off making simple beaded earrings and sold them at markets. When i moved overseas to live in England i left my beading tools behind. I missed it so much i had to buy all new tools and keep making! When i returned home i started a Industrial Design course, instead of writing my essays i would fix my old jewellery - productive procrastination. I then decided to switch courses and study jewellery at NMIT in Melbourne in 2008. There i had the most fantastic 2 years of learning my craft! I worked with silver for the first time and loved it. I experimented with colour and form and precious metals! I still continue to make contemporary jewellery, you can check it out at my online shop or in a small collection here under Sterling Silver.
Paws and Effect came about when i made a brooch for my dog obsessed friend Yasmin. It was a red staffy brooch - she loved it... she really loved it. Yasmin was an ideas lady - she convinced me to go into business making these brooches - if she loved hers so much surely there would be other people out there that would also want one. I was to be the designer and Yasmin was the sales woman. We did a couple designs and went from shop to shop selling them all around Melbourne. As we stocked more shops, we got more requests for new breeds. Our small collection turned into a large collection and we decided to open up our ETSY shop!
After years traveling and having a fun time making jewellery together, Yasmin decided to step away from Paws and Effect and spend more time with her wonderful family.
Paws and Effect is one of those rare products that just make people happy and that's why i'm so passionate about it! I love my conversations and interactions with my customers here on ETSY and i hope that shows!
So that's my story!
Happy shopping everyone!
X Elise

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  • Elise Newman

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I successfully completed an Advanced Diploma in Engineering Technology (Jewellery) at NMIT in 2008 and have since set up a studio in Brunswick where I hand make each piece of jewellery.

Shop policies

Last updated on August 10, 2016
All Paws & Effect pieces are hand design and lovingly made.

Paws & Effect jewellery is made using the highest quality material available. I source as much material from local suppliers as possible.
So, when you buy one of my products you are supporting local small businesses.

We also use recycled materials whenever possible. This is why the colours can change in shades.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Paws & Effect will refund (in the unlikely event) of a faulty item, within 3 months of purchase.
Paws & Effect do not refund for change of mind.
Paypal is the preferred payment method.
You can only pay via credit card through Paypal.

Australian customers can pay using direct deposit, details should be sent to you when you select that option.

I will only post an item when the full payment has been received.
If you have any issues please contact me!
Express post is an option, you will need to let me know when checking out.
The cost for Australia Post Express post within Australia is AUS $13.00.
International Express Post is AUS $44.00.

All items are bubble wrapped and sent in a postage box.
Additional policies and FAQs
Paws & Effect is currently stocked in stores in Melbourne and a few around Australia, if you are interested in wholesale orders please convo me.

If you want to purchase brooches in bulk (great for wedding favors), convo me and we can work out a great deal.