JagWear by Janet Girard

Glass Pet Charms

Janet started working with glass because of her fascination with beads and making jewelry. Once she tried it she was hooked! She won 1st place in a jewelry competition in Southern CA sponsored by San Gabriel Bead Co. in October 2003. Pieces of her work will be on display in the Brewery Gallery in Los Angeles in Fall 2004.

Janet said, "My glass pet charms began when I rescued a wild baby roof rat from the mouth of a cat on my front porch. Little Ike-ola introduced me to the wonderful world of rats as companion animals. This gave me the idea of capturing the likeness of people's pets (and my own) in glass charms that can be worn in jewelry designs. It has been very rewarding for me to do custom pieces from pictures or descriptions people have sent."

"When Ike-ola passed to the Bridge I took one of her whiskers and burned it into a glass piece that I could wear. When I mentioned what I'd done, others began asking for 'memorial beads' for their babies that had passed. I only hope this brings as much comfort to others as it has to me."

"I love doing custom work and will be happy discuss your design ideas with you!"


Glass Blue Dumbo Rat Charm


Glass Rat Charm


Male Rat Glass Charm


Male Rat Glass Charm with Buckly Bits


Glass Rat Charm


Glass Dumbo Rat Charm


Glass Rat Charms


Glass Rat Ring



Glass Rat Necklace
This is a custom made necklace incorporating turquoise.


Glass Rat Angel
A memorial glass rat angel charm.
 

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"Thank you so very much for the rat charms. They arrived today. They're PERFECT!  I love them so much! I'm still amazed at how perfect they are! You captured them perfectly. I even noticed that one of the eyes on the gray one was smaller than the other; perfect! My husband loves them just as much as I do!
I plan on doing more business with you in the future. I want a rat charm for each little rat that my husband and I get. We still have two now, so it'll be a while before we get the next two. But I look forward to doing business with you again in the future!
Thank you again!"
---Barb


Price List

I usually work from a picture or your description of the color and markings of your rat.
Below is my price list which describes several options for the charms in finished pieces. If you have any special custom designs in mind let me know. Let me know if you want sterling silver for the tails or 14 kt gold fill. If you don't indicate a choice, I will use the sterling silver.

A pair of earrings for US$15 (sterling silver or 14kt gold fill ear posts/wires)
Finger, Thumb, or Toe Rings with one mounted charm for US$15

A single charm for US$8.

I do sell charms alone or I can add any of the following for the additional indicated charge:

    US$11 for a sterling silver or 14kt gold fill necklace chain
    US$6 for a black leather neck cord w/fastener
    US$6 for a bracelet-length chain
    US$3 for a brass pin (w/beads in design)
    US$2 for a keychain
Memorial beads/charms are $12 each. You can send me a whisker or fur from your baby and I can burn it into the glass. They are mounted on gold or silver findings to wear on a chain.
If you don't have a whisker or fur I can add little glass wings to signify they are now little angels waiting at the Rainbow Bridge.

Shipping is $3.50 per order.

California residents please add 8.5% sales tax to the purchase price.

A portion of the sales will be donated to the Rat Assistance & Teaching Society.

You can place your order by using Paypal, or you can email your order to rats@petrats.org or call your order in to (530) 899-0605, or mail your order to RATS, 857 Lindo Lane, Chico CA 95973. We will try to get your order out ASAP, but please allow 2-3 weeks for gifts just in case of problems.



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