Cat hairball jewellery by Kate Benjamin

Cat ladies are cool, y’all.

Well, that’s what Kate Benjamin of Moderncat wants you to think, anyway. In a bid to dispel the idea of the crazy cat lady, Kate got together with friend and jeweller Heidi Abramson to create a range of jewellery made from the hair of our feline friends.

Kate says, “I started with a good grooming session with several of the cats, then I hand-rolled each ball of cat fur into a tight bead. By rolling the loose fur between your palms, the strands become felted together, forming a solid little bead. Heidi then transformed the beads using her silversmithing skills and her amazing eye for modern design and voil…!”

The good news, then, is that by “hairball” we’re talking about hair directly from the cat’s body, not hair that’s just been hacked up. The bad news is that it’s still cat hair.

What do you think, catladies? Something you’d buy?

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11 Comments

  • June 2, 2011

    Janelle

    That is so disgusting!!! It’s like cats wearing a collar made out of shed human hair.

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  • June 2, 2011

    msveve

    repulsive! and really creepy! (I tried to imagine myself petting my pig just to get his hair and then rolling it into balls and selling it? Animal rights people should get on this:))

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  • June 2, 2011

    Bette

    Eww, ick, ick, eww. Basically.

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  • June 2, 2011

    Heidi

    My outfits have enough cat hair on them from my own cats.

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  • June 2, 2011

    Heidi

    On second thought, I should have said, “Thank you, no. I already accessorize with cat hair.”

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  • June 2, 2011

    msveve

    Heidi: :)) same here but me with pig hair. and ours is so chic cause it’s that “not planned” look:DD

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  • June 2, 2011

    Jaynie

    …this has done nothing to dispel the image of a crazy cat lady.

    I mean, I love my cats, but *really*!

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  • June 2, 2011

    Nikki G

    I find any sort of hair jewelry creepy. Add that to the fact that my eyes would swell shut and I would not be able to breathe whilst wearing this makes this a no no for me.

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  • June 2, 2011

    Karlie

    Great, jewelry that would make me sneeze.

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  • June 3, 2011

    Amy

    poor cats!! at least if they did something good with the hair but creepy jewellery: NO.

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  • June 11, 2011

    Austin

    Reminds me of something http://www.regretsy.com/2010/12/17/play-with-your-own-balls/#comments

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