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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78 comments

Bravo j.
Bravo j.6 months ago

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Jane Warren
Jane Warren3 years ago

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

Donna B.
Donna B.4 years ago

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

Ajla C.
Past Member 4 years ago

Užas

Mary Beth M.
Mary Beth M.4 years ago

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...

Suzanne Loewen

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.

Teresa Cowley
Teresa Cowley4 years ago

Okay, that's a bit different.

Elisabeth T.
Elisabeth T.4 years ago

Thanks for the info...

Mandi A.
Ama A.4 years ago

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