VolanaKote

Whisker Tributes

Wilmington, Delaware
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Announcement    UPCOMING EVENTS: Cat Con - Pasadena, CA 10/1-2/2022
(Inquiry response time may be slightly delayed 9/28-10/5)

Our custom jewelry is handmade with real fallen whiskers. All designs can be customized with your own pet's whiskers ashes or fur, too! ^..^ After check out an automated email provides you with my whisker shipping address and notification is provided upon their safe arrival ^..^

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Last updated on Sep 20, 2022

UPCOMING EVENTS: Cat Con - Pasadena, CA 10/1-2/2022
(Inquiry response time may be slightly delayed 9/28-10/5)

Our custom jewelry is handmade with real fallen whiskers. All designs can be customized with your own pet's whiskers ashes or fur, too! ^..^ After check out an automated email provides you with my whisker shipping address and notification is provided upon their safe arrival ^..^

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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 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 four feline rescues whose glorious whiskers inspired these pieces.

Send us your whiskers and we'll make you the ultimate wearable tribute honoring your own four footed friend. (Fur and ashes can be incorporated as well.)

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  • Volana Kote

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    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 kitties, making and creating brings me the most joy.

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Last updated on May 23, 2022
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 varies depending on color and thickness. A contrasting bezel background color helps with better visibility as well.

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!) ^..^
Any whiskers or whisker portions not included in the jewelry setting will be returned to you.

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 teaspoon and you can also add a background color. Feel free to message me with any concerns.

Is this jewelry waterproof?

Whiskers, ashes and fur are all safely set and sealed with a crystal clear jeweler's grade epoxy resin that's formulated for high resistance to light exposure and UV rays from the sun. The resin coating is extremely durable, waterproof, heat & chemical resistant.

Can I wear my jewelry in the shower?

As a general rule, it is recommended to remove all your jewelry before you take a shower. Keeping it in a safe, dry place will help preserve its beauty and integrity for a long time.

Wearing solid gold jewelry, white gold or yellow gold, in the shower will not harm the metal itself, however it can reduce the shine therefore it is not recommended. Sterling Silver jewelry tarnishes when it is exposed to moisture and sulfur in the air but can easily be removed with a polishing cloth. Showering with gold plated jewelry can eventually cause the gold layer to wear off completely, therefore you should definitely refrain from doing so.

(Soaps, oils, and lotions tend to leave a film on jewelry, effectively dulling their sparkle.)

How should I clean my jewelry?

Please avoid harsh chemicals. I personally use Sunshine Polishing cloths to safely clean just about everything! Recommended for gold, silver, brass, and copper - sunshine cloths are pre-treated with a high-quality, micro-abrasive polishing compound that shines metals right up.

Can I send dog/rabbit/ferret whiskers, horse/pig/goat hair, or naturally shed snake skin?

I'm happy to include any of these features from your special friend. Please feel free to reach out with any questions...and photos of your sweetheart are appreciated too!