If you’re looking for a meaningful way to honour your beloved cat and keep their memory alive, my collection of cat memorial art and jewellery is designed to offer the perfect balance of love and beauty. I know you will find something really special that will be a precious tribute to the life of your cat (or dog). With help from Cara Imperato, and myself you will be able to celebrate the life of your missing companion with love.
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Looking for Cat Memorial Ideas
As every cat lover knows, losing your feline companion can be very difficult. A cat leaves a permanent imprint on your soul, whether they’ve been part of your family for years or only a few months. To the question asked recently by a reader “how do I memorialise a cat?” please read on. Individual artist’s sites and Etsy sellers showcase their creations for you.
UPDATE: If you wish to create a memorial of a cat life yourself, check my recent post that covers creating your own celebration of a cat life.
Let me introduce Cara Imperato as the talented co-creator of this post.
“I’ve carefully chosen some unique pet memorial gifts, handcrafted by talented artists who are also animal lovers. Sharing your photo with the artist, talking a bit about your cat’s personality and watching your memorial come together is a beautifully therapeutic process. I found that sharing and appreciating cat-inspired art helped me work through the loss of my beloved cat, Callie. She only lived five short years, but her loving presence helped me survive the most turbulent period of my life.
Ink Lane Design
Until We Meet Again Pet Memorial Morse Code Bracelet
A touching and gentle memorial that would make a lovely gift for anyone, man or woman, who has lost a pet. The bracelet from Svana is delivered wrapped in the lovely message you see. The graceful printed graphic embraces both cat and dog.
Svana are a US based company who showcase a range of celebratory and pretty jewellery designs and this appears to be their only pet themed piece. Nevertheless it is a restrained and touching gift for pet loss for people who grieve quietly.
–Cost: $26.00 + Shipping
–Length: Adjustable 15 cm to 26 cm
–Material: Copper beads and braided rope
Memorial Keepsake Bead (New Zealand Artist)
Fond Farewells in New Zealand helps you celebrate your cat (or other pet) with casts of paw prints, glass memorial beads, paperweights and pendants. They work closely with veterinary surgeries so your cat’s ashes can be incorporated into a gift at an early stage
Designed and crafted in New Zealand, Keepsakes with Love have a range of sensitive memorabilia including pendants, rings, glass vials and charms. Keepsakes can be filled with a small amount of your cherished pet’s ashes or a small sample of fur.Fond Farewells
The pieces here are of the highest quality, and have prices in line with this but the number of rave reviews on Etsy indicates a lot of very happy and appreciative customers.
Our custom jewelry is handmade with real fallen whiskers. All designs can be customized with your own pet’s whiskers ashes or fur, too! ^..^ After check out an automated email provides you with my whisker shipping address and notification is provided upon their safe arrival ^..^Volana Kote
NOTE: The prices in this image are British pounds but Etsy will convert to your local currency.
Nico Made Me
Nicoleta makes these delightful portraits out of polymer clay. As she explains, “each detail is a tiny piece of colored clay added by hand. The process doesn’t involve painting, which makes it more difficult, but the finish is more realistic and the colors last longer.”
Price” Starts from $65.00 for one cat, additional depending on the number of pets.
- Please check the current price of items as these may have been adjusted since this post was updated – August 2022.
Elaine at Ink Lane Design (above) is the talented graphic designer behind these adorable digital illustrations. I love the whimsical feel. You send a photo and any requests for the background and wording. She even provides a proof in case you’d like revisions before it’s finished. Available as a digital file or high-quality print. Starts at $59.99, depending on the number of pets and printing options. (Etsy).
- Digital file from approx. $46.44, more depending on the number of pets. (Etsy)
The perfect cat memorial painting. Irene at Mimandarina is a young illustrator from Spain who adds a soft sweetness to her digital portraits. She is more than happy to customize little additions like flowers or bow ties to best represent the personality of your pet. She is an animal lover herself and wants to create something that really captures your cat’s essence.
Flower Floozy Designs
You can tell right away that Karen Earnhardt, owner of Flower Floozy Designs, is a caring animal lover who will take great care to represent your beloved pet. She says, “Each piece of stained glass is cut and applied to the portrait to create a beautiful likeness of your special baby.” This custom-made mosaic starts at $200 (approx.), and would certainly be a treasured memorial. Etsy. Maybe commission a cat mosaic headstone or image to be mounted on a headstone. Pet memorials for the garden can be a really special gift for someone.
Jasmine’s Craft Cottage
For British pet owners, the exquisite small memorials from Jasmine’s Craft Cottage store are a delight to warm the heart. The simple model is handcrafted and comes with an optional halo, and/or a silver base. Colours can be customised to Black, Siamese, Tuxedo, Grey or Rustic White Shimmer.
Basic cost is approx. £20 and Custom Made Cats are available – price on application to Jasmine.
Cindi Hale Ceramic Art
I recently discovered a delightful and appealing animal sculptor, CindiHale, who sells on Etsy thanks to colleagues Dalton and Benji. The boys shared their collection of family miniatures and I know readers will find the range of custom and memorial miniatures perfect as small pet memories.
Cindi Hale also does seasonal ornaments e.g. Halloween or Christmas, and her Gay Pride Rainbow Fish Magnets will be beautiful gifts for the right person.
There are specific ordering instructions you need to follow. I set them out here so you can be ready to order. If you are ordering for a specific event e.g. Christmas, I suggest ordering very early and giving Cindi Hale the maximum amount of time to work with you.
- Please allow 10 days to 2 weeks for completion of custom sculpture.
- Each ceramic figurine is hand-built from a lump of clay, bisque-fired, glaze-painted, then fired again.
- No molds or casts are used. Each piece is original, ceramic art.
- Custom requests are welcomed. Please keep in mind that the turn-around time is 1 to 2 weeks , as the creative process involves several phases.
Peony Peacock Studio
Imagine having an original watercolour of your sweet cat inside a beautiful necklace that you can wear close to your heart. Peony Peacock Studio makes every pendant from scratch – from the first sketch to the last stroke in her NYC home studio. The cat painting is sealed under clear glass and antique silver for approx. $59.95 (check for current prices). Also available as a key ring.
Shari Fawn Art
I’m personally a fan of folk art, so I had to include a cat portrait in this style by Shari Fawn. It offers lots of room for adding fun cat quirks. The artist Shari will hand paint your portrait using acrylic on canvas. You’ll receive a sketch to approve before she begins painting. $70.00, $10.00 to add your pet’s name. (Etsy)
Artsy Emmy the Crafter
These beautiful miniature portraits are 1.25″ X 2″ before framing. Artist, Emmy the Crafter, creates them using watercolor, acrylics, colored pencil and India ink. She then mats and frames your portrait with real wood picture molding. I chose to include this one because it’s affordable due to its size, but with all the attention to detail, you’d expect for a quality portrait. $44.99 Etsy
J Beth Bish
If you’re a fan of pop art (or perhaps your cat had a very colorful personality…) – Jillian at J Beth Bish can create a custom piece of art for you. She’s happy to work with you until you’re happy with the image. She sends as a digital file, which you can then print on anything you’d like. $38.00, more depending on a number of pets.
Felted Animals Studio
Linda is the Latvian felt artist behind these incredibly realistic custom cats. You must view her other creations on Etsy to get a sense of how much time and effort she puts into crafting an exact likeness of your beloved pet. There is even a wired skeleton so you can move the tail, paws and head.
These custom cat figures are approx. $70.00 – pls. confirm exact price on site.
Paint My Pooch Portraits of Cats and Dogs
For a lovely portrait on a budget, I suggest Paint My Pooch. Both Cats and Dogs feature on their web page, and you will find clear instructions to make sure you send a photograph that will look great once it’s finished, and on your wall.
You have the option of digital or framed portraits as well as lovely smartphone cases and can include one, two or three pets.
I am impressed by the outstanding range of testimonials on the site. People are genuinely delighted with the results of their orders. I really like that.
We pride ourselves on our industry leading design, print and paper quality. Not only that, we are proudly 100% carbon neutral.Paint My Pooch
Nicole Piar’s cat portraits are just magical. Her style of watercolor, along with her natural intuition, comes together to create something truly unique. She works closely with you to understand your cat’s personality to bring it to life in a gorgeous painting you can cherish. $250.00 Artist Own Site.
Thanks to Cara for a collection of inspired pet memorial jewellery and rememberance gifts for pets. If you would prefer to avoid shipping charges I suggest researching local craftspeople. For something heavier like a cat grave stone or a garden memorial for a dog this is a great idea.
Marjorie is a motorbike riding blogger and award winning cat photographer who believes that everyone can create impressive cat photographs and fun movies with the camera they carry.
She is a Professional Member of the Cat Writers Association, Kuykendall Image Award winner and published photographer at the Guardian newspaper.