Kaleen Wolfe works closely with her clients to create custom, one-of-a-kind jewelry. One of her specialties? Nose print and paw print jewelry! Her absolutely gorgeous work captures your furry loved one’s features for years to come. We interviewed Kaleen about her company (Kaleen Wolfe Designs), her family, and, of course, her dog Billy the Blastoff Bulldog! PLUS: Enter to win a Fine Silver Custom Paw Print and Fingerprint Asymmetrical Heart, a $197 value!
Kaleen Wolfe Designs
Where are you located?
I am so fortunate to create in and work from a dedicated studio space in my home, which is nestled in the woods of central Pennsylvania.
How long have you been in business?
I have been creating customized handcrafted keepsake jewelry for seven years.
How would you describe your business?
I work intimately with my clients to create customized wearable memories of their most important life moments and their most significant relationships. I specialize in creating jewelry cast in part from pet nose and paw prints, fingerprints, and newborn baby footprints — and sometimes combinations of any or all of those.
What kind of items do you sell?
I create custom keepsake jewelry that incorporates fingerprints, pet prints, and baby footprints. Virtually every piece that I create is a celebration of my clients’ loves.
Do you have any new or exciting items that you would like to highlight?
One of my all-time favorite designs is my combination paw print and fingerprint asymmetrical heart. This is an original design that is one of my most popular options – and it’s the one I’m offering for this giveaway. This pendant is completely customized in fine silver with a portion of both your favorite pup’s and person’s print – or you can combine your pet’s print with your own fingerprint, symbolizing the one-of-a-kind way that they’ve wiggled right into your heart.
Do you have any pets?
Yes!! We share our home and hearts with three cats (Charlie, Rocky, and Fred) and Billy the Blastoff Bulldog, name credit to my then 4-year-old son. Kind of weirdly, my father-in-law, who is named William, goes by “Billy” with his friends — so he’s always kind of confused when he visits and we talk to our dog!
Tell us about the humans behind your business!
Since I work from home, I’m lucky to always be surrounded by my family, even when I’m working. My family includes my husband, Christian, and my children: Silas, who is 6; Emmett, who is 4; and Felicity, who is 1. They all play a really important part in my business, from critiquing my ideas to helping me package impression kits and finished jewelry. They all love stringing pony beads onto yarn and making “jewelries.” I’m really excited to introduce them to more and more jewelry fabrication skills as they grow.
What else would you like readers to know?
I’m personally involved in every step of running my jewelry business, from answering all of the emails and phone calls, to creating the jewelry. I love the opportunity this offers to really get to know my clients – and I very strongly believe that these relationships that I get to build help me better create something especially perfect just for each person.
If you had one tip to share with a dog owner trying to care for and spoil his or her pet on a budget, what would it be?
Our Billy is the most active bulldog I have ever come across! He doesn’t have endless stamina – but he really makes his energy count. One of his favorite outdoor activities is playing with a water hose. He loves to run through the water, he tries to drink it as he passes through, he rolls in the resulting puddles – there is literally nothing he would rather do with his crazy outbursts than play in hose water! Living in rural Pennsylvania, our water comes from a well beside our house, so giving Billy a few minutes of water play here and there throughout the summer is really beneficial to his happiness and his exercise, and it definitely fits within our budget.
Kaleen is offering a generous giveaway prize for one of our readers! One lucky winner will receive a Fine Silver Custom Paw Print and Fingerprint Asymmetrical Heart. This style is an original Kaleen Wolfe Designs piece and one of her best-sellers!
• Retails for $197.
• All-inclusive, from impression kit to finished jewelry.
• Finished diameter is approximately 3/4″.
• Custom hand-stamping — a name, for example — is included (maximum 12 characters).
Enter using the Rafflecopter widget below! Ends 8/25/16 at 12:00AM EST. Good luck!
You can see Kaleen’s work at her website, Etsy store, Instagram, Facebook page, and Twitter!
Disclaimer: Kaleen Wolfe Designs provided the giveaway prize for this post. I was not compensated in any other way. All interview responses are Kaleen Wolfe Design’s opinions.
I love the combined fingerprint and dog nose print!
Isn’t it cute??
The nose print is amazing! My dog has a crooked nose and I would love this
Awww that’s adorable!
I love the Custom Paw Print and Fingerprint Asymmetrical Heart and also the noseprint.
Aren’t they both lovely?
These are adorable! Since my nose is so big, I like the idea of my paw pad! 🙂
Aww Spencer you do have a big, ADORABLE nose!
The nose designs are so cute and I haven’t ever seen them before!
Aren’t they adorable?
What a cool idea for jewelry! The Custom Paw Pad and Fingerprint Necklace is my fave of hers, because it’s so unique and it would be a wonderful way to represent my connection with my cat (assuming it works for cats too.) The personalized wax seal initial necklaces are also beautiful.
It does work for cats! As long as you can get a print!
my favorite is the CUSTOM PAW PAD AND FINGERPRINT NECKLACE – STERLING SILVER PUPPY LOVE, so i could have one of my oldest dog, who will be 15 in a few wks.
That would be such a nice keepsake!
I am obsessed with this concept! I need something for each of my 3 fur babies! Thanks for sharing Rochelle!
Awww that’s so sweet! I’m happy to share!
These are so clever! I’ve worked with PMC (Precious Metal Clay) to make pendants before, and I NEVER would have thought to use that medium in this way.
I love all of the products, but the combo nose/paw pendant has a special place in my heart!
That’s so cool! I’d love to see some of your work!
Oh my goodness, I love this so much!
Isn’t it such a fun concept?
These pieces are so beautiful I nearly cried. Such an amazing idea!
I almost cried too! They would be a perfect keepsake to hold onto to remember our fur babies forever.
Super adorbs! I’ve always thought if I ever got a tattoo it would be my dog’s pawprint. This jewelry is really great.
That’s such a great idea!
I love the fingerprint/paw print necklace!
It’s gorgeous, isn’t it?
The nose print is pretty neat, but I like the split heart print best.
It’s pretty, isn’t is? 🙂
The paw/fingerprint is amazing!
Isn’t it great??
Just ordered one for my wife. Next getting one for my mom and her pittie. They love Kaleen’s designs.
I love everything! When I lost my cat, I wanted so badly to have something to commemorate him, so I have a paw print. I wanted it in jewelry and never have had anything made because I didn’t see anything that was right. I’d love to do something like the nose print or paw print/fingerprint now so I’ll always have my baby close!!
Isn’t her work perfect for that? I want one for Henry, even though he’s still young.
The dog nose print is great. My girlfriend would love the combined one!
I can’t decide which of the two I like more!
I love the nose print!
I love that one too!
My favorite is the heart with the combination human/paw print. It would be the absolute best keepsake
I love it too!
This is so so so so so adorable and I want one for both of my dogs and my past dog and I love it all so much I’m kind of flailing.
Dannie & Zoe [& Tonks!]
Aren’t they wonderful??? I basically really really need one for Henry. She gave me the choice to review and get one for myself or do a giveaway and it was a hard choice but I knew my readers would love it!
I like the heart one and the sheet music one.
So hard to choose!
Forever Love – I love that one as it is so true with Layla and Baby RIP
Forever Love – I love that one as it is so true with Layla and Baby RIP
I can’t decide if I love the dog nose by itself or the dog nose print and finger print combo ❤️ So adorable!
I feel the same! I love both!
I love the combination heart! How creative!!!
Isn’t it adorable??
These are absolutely beautiful! I love of individual each nose anf fingerprint necklace all are.
Me too! So personal!
I really adore the noseprint, but the fingerprint and paw print win my heart.
I love both as well!
Kaleen’s work is perfection! I love the pet nose necklace and I especially love seeing the pics on IG showing the necklace in front of the pets nose!
Isn’t it?? They are so sweet.
This is an awesome giveaway I have been eyeing up this necklace for quiet some time!!
Thank you! Kaleen is so generous to provide such a great prize!
I love the little nose print necklaces! How adorable!
Aren’t they?! I love that one too!
Love the nose print!
Isn’t t adorable?
That is the most precious piece ever!
Isn’t it? I love it so much!
I really like the paw print and the combination paw/nose print designs!
This is such an adorable idea
I have wanted a nose print necklace like this forever. I have my paws crossed. My dog’s snout is my favorite! Her work is divine.