Thursday, September 5, 2013

Spotlight Post: Susan Faye Pet Products

As a craft lover, I spend a lot of time on Etsy. What is Etsy exactly? It is a nifty little online marketplace where craft makers and lovers alike come together to sell (or buy) handmade products, vintage items or commercial/handmade supplies. (read all the way to the bottom for a special coupon!)

Now, in addition to spending a lot of time on Etsy because I am a craft lover - I also spend a lot of time on Etsy because there are a lot of different cat related items for sale!

When I stumbled upon the Susan Faye Pet Projects page on Etsy, I was instantly in love. I adored her necklace designs that came in all different shapes, sizes and images. She is an artist and a cat lover.

"Creating art with a sense of whimsy and luscious paint-box colors is a great source of joy for me. Everything I make starts out as a watercolor painting, sometimes with pen and ink," said Susan.

The first piece of jewelry I bought from Susan was this pendant below. I liked that the girl looked like me, her black cat was on her shoulders (like my black cat Henry does sometimes) and that she was reading! All three things that were so me. It was like this charm was personalized just for me.

I really enjoyed the pendant so much, that I made quite a few more purchases after I discovered Susan's shop.

I loved the fairy girl & her cat. It reminded me of my cat May who had passed away. I always joked that for Halloween May would be a tooth fairy kitty.

These earrings are very petite and are just adorable.

I love the early bird catching the worm earrings. The blues in the image are just beautiful.

This pendant just made me smile.

I also learned that Susan does custom pendants upon request. So after our kitty May died in August 2012, I wanted to get one of Susan's beautiful pendants made to match both my mom and May. After selecting custom images and sending Susan pictures of mom and May, this gorgeous necklace charm was created: 

This pendant matches my mom's red hair and May's brown tabby look.

Susan even was able to personalize the back of the pendant for my mom. Needless to say, she loved the present!

And in this June, when our sweet little Sabrina passed away, my mom and I knew that we both wanted to get Sabrina necklaces.

The charm in the middle is mine - the brown hair girl with glasses. My mom's is on the left - with red hair. The charm to the right was for my neighbor, who let me stay with her this summer! We had her name put on the back.

And the back on my charm is my name with Sabrina's.

Susan is able to create beautiful art as jewelry, that truly captures the beauty of cats. Her jewelry wears very well and is easy to care for. Every purchase is wrapped delicately in bubble wrap inside a box suitable for gift giving.

Susan also makes and sells many other items in her Esty shop! In addition to her jewelry, she also sells catnip toys, bookmarks boxes and more!

Susan has graciously offered a coupon to my readers. Upon checkout you can enter a coupon code - Use CATCRAZY15 at checkout to receive 15% off your entire purchase, including already discounted SALE items. Offer does not include wholesale listings. Expires Sept. 14 at midnight.

Visit Susan on her blog, 365 Cat Ladies.

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