VolanaKote

Whisker Tributes

Wilmington, Delaware On Etsy since 2018

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This shop got multiple 5-star reviews in the past 7 days.

VolanaKote

Whisker Tributes

Wilmington, Delaware | 263 Sales

Announcement    Our custom jewelry is handmade with real fallen whiskers. All designs can be customized with your own pet's whiskers, too! ^..^ After check out an automated email provides you with my whisker shipping address and notification is provided upon their safe arrival ^..^
EVENTS: CatCon LA 8/29-30

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Last updated on Apr 14, 2020

Our custom jewelry is handmade with real fallen whiskers. All designs can be customized with your own pet's whiskers, too! ^..^ After check out an automated email provides you with my whisker shipping address and notification is provided upon their safe arrival ^..^
EVENTS: CatCon LA 8/29-30

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5 out of 5 stars
(107)
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  • jsumi78 on Feb 25, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    I absolutely love my ring, this shop and the owner! She is sooo nice and talented! She even went so far as to pick up my whiskers at the post office when there was a problem. Her jewelry is so beautiful and meaningful , I cannot say enough about how happy to have found her!!!

  • Rebecca on Feb 22, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    My ring came in a timely matter, the seller was great at communicating every step of the process. It is beautiful and means so much to always be able to keep a piece of my cat who recently passed with me.

  • Allison on Jun 30, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    My husband loved this. I love how it kind of resembles a scratch mark since he was such a fiesty cat. I also appreciated the creators communication. Thank you.

  • Gayl on Jun 30, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    I could not be more pleased with my experience and the gorgeous charms that were created for me in memory of my sweet Lab. Jen reached out to confirm details immediately and even requested a photo, so she could make sure the colors would be just right. I was moved to tears when the bracelet arrived; her care was so evident in the creation of the jewelry.

  • ginawhy3 on Jun 20, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    As beautiful as expected. Jen created an exquisitely personalized design of my boy Luke’s whiskers. I chose the simple gun metal background color as I like neutral colors, it offsets the combination of black and whites whiskers nicely. The charm was a bit smaller than I anticipated.

  • DanseDeLaLune on Jun 15, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    This necklace is the perfect piece to remember my sweet cat Mina. The customer service and speed was phenomenal. I’ve worn the necklace every day since receiving it and have received numerous compliments, and even more once I explain what it is. I will cherish this forever!

  • Karin on Jun 15, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    Seldom have I had an experience exceed my expectations in such a way that unboxing this piece, which was a gift from kind friends, brought tears of gratitude with it's beauty.
    This is a memento for my beloved Lila and I will treasure it forever. Jen was absolutely exceptional in accommodating my request for a complete custom made charm-14K solid gold bezel, and an exquisitely created backdrop to Lila's whiskers, which is the essence of her extraordinary aquamarine eyes.
    Jen is charming, thoughtful and a superbly talented artist.
    I cannot recomend her highly enough : )

  • Cathy on Jun 6, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    Jen is amazing! These are not the first pieces she has made for me...and they won’t be my last! Definitely my favorite shop on Etsy. I get many compliments on all the pieces. The color is perfect and stands out...matches my kitties eyes! Already thinking about what I want to order next.
    You can feel comfortable about sending your cat’s whiskers. She let me know when they arrived, is always quick to respond to any questions and great shipping time. You will not be disappointed.
    Thank you, Jen!

  • Rebekah on May 23, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    I couldn’t be happier with my ring! It’s beautiful, functional, and feels very comfy when on. I am looking forward to ordering more things from this shop! I was nervous about sending my cats whiskers but it definitely calmed my nerves when I received a message saying that they had arrived safely. 100% would recommend this shop to other people looking for keepsakes!

  • Leslie on May 22, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    Thank you for another beautiful ring! I absolutely love it 😻

About VolanaKote

Sales 263
On Etsy since 2018

Kitten Whiskers

I've been a collector and creator forever. My penchant for little found natural objects stems from childhood and my collections run deep. From catalogued sea shells, bones, coral and feathers, to whiskers, hair and teeth, I have this deep seeded yearning to compile and assemble all things little and pretty. If you asked 8 year old me what my favorites things were, I'd say 'kittens and jewelry'. Today at 40 years of age, the answer is still the same!

I've created Volana Kote, which means 'moon kitten', to share this love of animals and jewelry. All pieces are unique which makes creating them so special. And each piece is made under the watchful eye of my twin feline rescues whose glorious whiskers inspired this project.

Send us your whiskers and we'll make you the ultimate wearable tribute honoring your own four footed friend.

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  • Volana Kote

    Owner

    Hello and thank you for stopping by! My name is Jen and I adore animals. I have an incomprehensible obsession with jewelry and am constantly in search of the most perfect piece. Next to my kittens, making and creating brings me the most joy.

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Last updated on Feb 10, 2020
Frequently asked questions
How do I get MY pet's whisker to you?

My whisker mailing address is provided after check out. An automated email receipt will be sent with my shipping information and I'll notify you upon their safe arrival!

Can I send hair or fur?

Yes, I can make custom keepsakes out of hair or fur! Please keep in mind that visibility results vary depending on color and thickness. Examples of thin and course hair samples are available in my listings.

How many whiskers do I need to send?

Each of my listings notes a recommended number of whiskers to send. Each setting requires a different number depending on the setting size. (If you're short a whisker or two, no worries! Most settings look amazing even with 1 whisker!) ^..^

How long does it take to make a whisker jewel?

I can create most personalized whisker keepsakes within 7-10 days of whisker receipt. (Notification will be sent upon whisker arrival as well as jewel completion with insured shipping.) Items requiring more work time have notations in their product descriptions.

Can I hand deliver my whiskers to you?

Yes, you can! I attend several events throughout the year that are listed in my 'Shop Announcements'. If you're local to any of these event, please feel free to pop by!

Can you make keepsakes with ashes?

Yes, I can, and would be honored. Most settings only require about 1/2 a teaspoon and you can also add a background color. Feel free to message me with any concerns.