Gross or Glorious? Custom Hairball Jewelry From Your Cat

Heidi Abrahamson, Moderncat, bizarre eco-fashion, weird eco-fashion, eco-fashion, eco-friendly jewelry, sustainable jewelry

If you’re a cat person, you’re probably used to wearing their hair on your clothes, so why not rock the look by turning their fur into finery? Kate Benjamin of Moderncat celebrated National Hairball Awareness Day on Friday by commissioning jewelry designer Heidi Abrahamson to transmute her kitties’ shed locks into earrings, a necklace, and a cocktail ring.

So tell us, would you wear your cat's hairballs as jewelry?

  • 171 Votes Hell, no! I love my cat, but we need boundaries.
  • 83 Votes Hell, yes! Captain Fluffypants and I will never be parted again!

View Results

Heidi Abrahamson, Moderncat, bizarre eco-fashion, weird eco-fashion, eco-fashion, eco-friendly jewelry, sustainable jewelry

MEOW MIX

The good news is that Benjamin didn’t wait for her furry friends to spit up their follicles; she used a grooming tool known as the Furminator to gather the material she needed. Rolling the fur between her palms, Benjamin felted the strands into tight, solid beads, which Abrahamson then strung up on sterling silver. “If you’re going to wear cat fur, why not be fashionable about it?” asks Benjamin on her blog.

“If you’re going to wear cat fur, why not be fashionable about it?” asks Benjamin on her blog.

Modeled by Justine Nations, the accessories are a true testament to wanting your cat around you 24/7.  If you’re champing at the bit for a custom set of your own, contact Abrahamson for pricing and other details.

+ Hairball Jewelry

+ Moderncat

Related Posts

5 Responses to “Gross or Glorious? Custom Hairball Jewelry From Your Cat”

  1. Bridgette Meinhold says:

    so wrong.

  2. macmccoy (@macmccoy007) says:

    I always make fur balls just like this after our fur appointments; and thought I was alone / insane for twisting kitty fur into rings to be kept as mementos. I love this idea–especially since the fur balls fall a little lower so they might not itch the skin.

  3. Emily Fantaskey says:

    Even I wouldn’t do this.

  4. ann says:

    I don’t know about jewelry, but when my dear kitty died last fall, I needle-felted a picture of him. For whiskers, I used the whiskers he had occasionally dropped around the house. Friends have commented that they thought that it was actually my kitty, come to life again.

  5. Nessa N says:

    Hairballs make me think of the cat’s vomit. You know, they lick themselves and throw it up …

Leave a Comment

Please keep your comments relevant to this blog entry. Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments.

Please note that gratuitous links to your site are viewed as spam and may result in removed comments.

Add your comments

NEW USER

Sign me up for weekly Ecouterre updates

Let's make sure you're a real person:

CURRENT USERS LOGIN

Lost your password?