Move over alpaca scarves and sheepskin sock… here comes cat hair jewelry!
In the most impressive recycling feat we’ve seen since the dryer lint Last Supper, a San Francisco artist is turning her cat’s fur into a jewelry line. Flora Davis is selling a (surprisingly beautiful) line of necklaces on Etsy – all made of a cat-hair “felt” she created by rolling the fur between her hands. As she tells Wired:
“Ordinarily I would have thrown the hair into the compost, but it felt so soft in my hands, I couldn’t bring myself to throw it away.”
Collecting enough fur from Gaia, a flame-point Ragamuffin in case you were wondering, can take two to three months per piece. The crafty cat lady gets $95 to $280 for a single piece, which got us wondering how our readers could make some change from their floor scuzz. No pets other than dust bunnies? You’re in luck.