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Jewelry Made from Cat Hair?!

Jewelry Made from Cat Hair?!

The furry orbs that adorn Flora Davis‘ jewelry have more to them than meets the eye — and might even be a little gross to many consumers.

That’s because the orbs, which Davis describes to Wired.co.uk’s Olivia Solon as looking like “oversized white pearls”, are made out of  fur from Davis’ cat, Gaia.

The flame-point ragamuffin needs to be groomed regularly to prevent matting and, after noticing how beautiful and soft the fur is, Davis began to accumulate Gaia’s fur.

Davis’ technique?

She starts by taking a small handful of fluff, which she molds into a starter ball. To this she adds more fluff around the edges and then rolls it between her palms quickly until the strands of hair start to felt into tight, solid ball forms.  She then stashes the balls until there are enough to make a necklace — which can take between two and three months.

Davis sells the jewelry on Etsy for $95-$280.

What do you think about these creations?

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.

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8:19PM PDT on Aug 14, 2013

thnx for this, but I have very hair-sensitive skin

7:10PM PDT on Sep 23, 2012

Uh, uck? I can't imagine paying that price for cat-hair jewelry?!?! Thx for posting.

1:40PM PDT on Sep 23, 2012

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11:32AM PST on Jan 30, 2012

As long as they're not hurting the cat, but I can't imagine spending $280 on something I spend much of my time trying to get rid of...

2:57PM PST on Jan 29, 2012

I'm not sure why some are disgusted by this. The fur is coming off anyway. My 6 cats shed like crazy. It's not like the kitties are being hurt or deprived. Longhairs need grooming so they won't get hairballs that they have to hork up.

8:44AM PST on Jan 29, 2012

Okay, that's a bit different.

5:09PM PST on Jan 18, 2012

Thanks for the info...

5:52PM PST on Jan 8, 2012

I wouldn't wear this if you paid me to... But thanks?

1:08AM PST on Dec 26, 2011

Thanks for the article.

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