I had been toying around with the idea of starting an etsy store and things named after my chinchilla who passed away a few weeks ago. Putting a lot of effort into an etsy store is something I have been meaning to do, so no time better than now.
I decided that I really wanted to make something that would remind me of tweak. Sadly I only have a few pictures of him, and I felt like I really needed that creative outlet. He died very suddenly, and I am pretty heartbroken about it. I made this necklace. The spiderweb charm is because Tweak used to think of himself as a spiderman. He used to jump from the shelf in his cage over the other side, grab the bars, and cling there. There is also a small T charm that isn’t easy to see in that picture. I’m pretty happy with the way it came out. I’m not a jewelry maker, but this was very simple, and it has the bit of secret meaning. I think planning it out and making it really helped me work out some of the sadness. I know he was ‘just a chinchilla’, but there is something that is so hard about losing a pet. Especially when you lose that pet suddenly and will never know what really happened to them.
And I’m a freckle covered Boston Irish girl. So that is where the name comes from.