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Looking for something special from a jewelry artist
« on: June 04, 2013, 02:42:05 PM »
We have a friend that lost his dear dog and is very upset about it.  He is looking for a way to keep a lock of his hair; such as a locket of some sort, and was hoping we could help.  He is a guy, so nothing feminine.


Let me know if you can help us as I would really love to find something handmade for him.


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Re: Looking for something special from a jewelry artist
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2013, 07:54:59 PM »
We have a friend that lost his dear dog and is very upset about it.  He is looking for a way to keep a lock of his hair; such as a locket of some sort, and was hoping we could help.  He is a guy, so nothing feminine.


Let me know if you can help us as I would really love to find something handmade for him.
perhaps encase the lock of hair in resin and then turn it into a key chain fob. 

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Re: Looking for something special from a jewelry artist
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2013, 07:59:28 PM »
Like this idea...now, who would like to take this on???

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Re: Looking for something special from a jewelry artist
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2013, 08:04:36 PM »
I have never done resin, but a picture of the dog with the hair would be nice.  What kind of dog was it?  My 18 year old is nearing the end and every few days I think I will have to put him to sleep.  It is hard.
Like this idea...now, who would like to take this on???

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Re: Looking for something special from a jewelry artist
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2013, 07:56:13 AM »
I have never done resin, but a picture of the dog with the hair would be nice.  What kind of dog was it?  My 18 year old is nearing the end and every few days I think I will have to put him to sleep.  It is hard.
Like this idea...now, who would like to take this on???

I think this is a great option. Lisa, having been through what you are going through now, I know how hard it is. Even when you know in your heart that it is the right decision, it doesn't make it any easier. Give Harry? a gentle hug from me.

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Re: Looking for something special from a jewelry artist
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2013, 07:57:20 AM »
I have the resin, can easily make a designed container for the hair.  Contact me off list, and we can go from there.  john@rasmussengems.com

the key chain is a great idea.  we have made several in the past.

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Re: Looking for something special from a jewelry artist
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2013, 02:48:08 AM »
I could put the hair in a stained glass pyramid, with clear glass.  Just about any size from 2" up, well ok maybe 6" at most
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Re: Looking for something special from a jewelry artist
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2013, 10:10:29 AM »
I pitched the key chain idea to him and he was not really interested in it. He said he was looking more for a locket on a chain.
Not sure if we have any people here that do lockets or not.
Here is a picture of his dog.


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Re: Looking for something special from a jewelry artist
« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2013, 11:03:57 AM »
I might be able to some really simple, like a glass bottle pendant with the dogs hair, perhaps have him keep the tags as well, and add those as a charm (thinking more like a St. Christopher type of charm look with the tags).  The bottle would be like the ones I put the colored rice in, but it would be Hair of the Dog instead.  I seal them with a clear sealant so the cork will never come out.

Here is a link to a listing and a photo of the item (replace rice with hair).

https://handmadeartists.com/product-details/Jewelry/Pendants/Plum%20Good%20Glass%20Bottle%20with%20Plum%20Rice/?pid=2012111421551192382


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Re: Looking for something special from a jewelry artist
« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2013, 06:58:02 AM »
His latest comment
"Im thinking something like maybe a dog bone type locket, or a paw...or maybe even a sacred heart. Big enough for a small inscription on the back, with maybe a heavier, masculine type chain....?"

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Re: Looking for something special from a jewelry artist
« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2013, 11:58:56 AM »
What kind of material is he looking for?  Sterling or Gold?  Stainless Steel?

I might be able to cast pieces and find a small hobby hinge to join them together as a locket, instead of Sterling Grains, I would use solder (96-4 Lead Free Pewter), cuttle bone casting method and could maille or find a heavier link chain.  Does he have a price range?

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Re: Looking for something special from a jewelry artist
« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2013, 01:54:54 PM »
He said stainless. I'm hoping he will just sign up as a buyer so you guys can work it out.

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Re: Looking for something special from a jewelry artist
« Reply #14 on: June 08, 2013, 06:15:22 PM »
Sorry it took me a bit to sign up, have a lot going on right now. Stainless seems like the way to go. Man, I miss Ed.