If you've visited The Meditative Cat during the past 10 years
you know what an incurable ailurophile I am. From domestic cats to
wild jungle cats to Catwoman to the singing & dancing furries of
CATS the musical show, I love
'em all. And I'm not alone.
Cats have fascinated humans for millenia. Maybe it's their ability
to effortlessly blend seemingly contradictory traits:
loyalty and independence, affection & aggression, playfulness & dignity,
curiousity & indifference, earthy sensuality and an otherworldliness
that makes them often seem psychic.
(I personally believe that cats are indeed very intuitive and
sensitive to those they care for) At any rate... to cats,
these traits are not contradictory so what better symbol of
integration and wholeness than the cat?
Cats have long been held sacred and linked to images of power.
In ancient Egypt the Goddess Bast was not only the divine mother of
cats, She was also protectress of the Pharoah and of women,
Goddess of joy, dance, fertility & motherhood. The Egyptian term
for cat was Mau, an imitation of a cats cry and a mother-syllable.
Of course as anyone who has shared his or her life with a cat knows, there are as many reasons to love cats as there are cat lovers and none of us need a scientific explanation as to why we do! And this jewelry collection is for you. All pieces are handcrafted using only fine sterling silver and semi precious gemstones such as garnet, black onyx and lavender jade. The collection is constantly changing; I make each piece myself and sell a limited number of each design. Some are personal favorites that I enjoy making so much, they'll be available for quite a while. Other pieces may be re-worked as new ideas occur to me or new materials become available. And some creations will be temporarily or completely abandoned. We never know what our personal Muses are going to inspire us to do, do we? :-)
I'm also a Reiki healer and have noticed that the channeled healing energy of Reiki and the subtle energies of natural gemstones and sterling silver enhance one another beautifully so all the jewelry I make and sell are charged with Reiki energy as I make them. For anyone not familiar with Reiki (pronounced ray-key) it is, in its simplest translation, universal life energy. If you'd like to learn more about Reiki or if you have a feline family member who's in need of healing energy, I also host an online forum The Circle of Healing Purrs where your cat can receive free distance healing.
peaceful purrs & healing light,
CatAnna aka Catresea Ann Canivan
Each necklace & pair of earrings has its own energy & personality so of course each piece not only comes in its own gift box,
but has its own name :-) Next to each photo is a brief description followed by the price and a link to my PayPal shopping cart. If you have any questions
email me for details.
I am usually able to ship within 72 hours of payment and always use USPS priority mail so if you live in the continental U.S. your package should arrive in a week or less; shipments to Alaska or Hawaii might take a bit longer.
My apologies to everyone out there in our global village, but dealing with the
bureaucratic complications of multiple postal services has become too expensive,
too cumbersome and lately, too often unreliable.
I ship all packages within the U.S.
fully insured and with delivery confirmation.
These playful dangling filigree cat earrings are
lightweight but still have plenty of movement. Each drop is made up of two rich
beads, a handmade sterling silver bali bead and a sterling silver filigree cat with a gracefully
curling tail. And now they're also available with protective
black onyx stones! 1.75" long plus earwires.
Click below to buy the Victorian Cat Dangle Earrings in amethyst for $39 through PayPal
Click below to buy the Victorian Cat Dangle Earrings in black onyx for $35
Thanks to Sequoia for inspiring me to make pendants to match the Victorian Cat Earrings :-)
Each hangs from a sterling silver bail, measuring 2" long, total. The black onyx pendant is pictured;
it's also available in amethyst (photo coming soon!)
Click below to buy the Victorian Cat Pendant in black onyx $26
Click below to buy the Victorian Cat Pendant in amethyst $29
temporarily out of stock
A cat with wings? Sure! This coiled choker was inspired by my "cat angels", all those dearly departed feline family members waiting for me in the Summerlands...or perhaps the fleeting fairy cats sometimes seen out of the corner of one's eye ;-) A sterling silver flying cat dangles from a flexible memory wire necklace covered with black onyx beads & ornate handmade Bali silver beads & spacers. And for extra comfort, the ends aren't just coiled, but are finished with beads. Cat plus Celtic inspired bail measures 1.5 inches. All metal is sterling silver, except the stainless steel memory wire underneath it all. This necklace will fit most everyone; it's 17" around.
Click below to buy Winged Cat Necklace in Black Onyx for $59 through PayPal. TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK
This design was also inspired by my own
it's the purrrfect pendant for the witch with a special feline familiar.
A flying cat playfully dangles a crescent moon-cradled pentacle from one paw which in turns
hangs from a large Celtic inspired bail with a raised knotwork design.
This pendant measures 2 3/8" from top to bottom and is made entirely of sterling silver.
The bail opening is 3.4mm x 5.7mm.
Buy the Winged Cat Pentacle Pendant through PayPal for $30
Designed as a match for the Sacred Cat Necklace, each of these earrings features natural
lapis lazuli beads separated by an ornate Bali bead and a silver ankh charm.
As always, all metal parts are sterling silver.
These earrings are 2 inches long including earwires and come in a gift box.
Sacred Cat Earrings in Black Onyx ~ SOLD OUT
Another design inspired by the magic of ancient Egypt, these dangle earrings are made up of natural lapis lazuli beads and Bali beads and end in sterling silver 3-dimensional images of the Cat Goddess Bast.
The electronic shopping cart automatically adds shipping charges when you order. Shipping cost within U.S. is $6.25 for first $50 with $1.00 added for each additional $50 in purchases. I am usually able to ship within 72 hours of payment and always use USPS priority mail so if you live in the continental U.S. your package should arrive in a week or less; shipments to Alaska or Hawaii might take a bit longer. If you live in the U.S. and would prefer to pay by sending a money order through the USPS, email me for my snail mail address.
I also make jewelry with Celtic and magical themes. You can see
these designs on the Gypsy Cat Jewelry
10% of the profits from the sale of my jewelry is donated to animal welfare charities, one of which is Winging Cat Rescue.
Their mission is to save cats and kittens from Death Row, place them in foster care, and ultimately find forever homes for as many as possible. They are a nationwide licensed rescue organization currently focusing on (but not exlusive to) an Animal Control Pound in Griffin, Georgia in the U.S. This pound uses inhumane gas chambers as their method of "euthanasia" and Winging Cat Rescue is determined to save as many cats as they can. They rely solely on private donations. Please visit their website to read more about their work and view some of the beautiful deserving cats they are trying to help. And if you're a member of Care2, join Supporters of Winging Cat Rescue, a new group that has been created (thanks, Andrea!) to help spread the word about this wonderful organization and to help them to help these and so many other deserving cats. It's free to join and you'll be able to talk to other cat-loving members and get updates about WCR's cats in need and cats that have been saved too. You can also see photos of some of the cats WCR has rescued here.