Slashpile Designs Blog
We went viral! May 13 2019
Wow, I have had a crazy couple of weeks! Our Pet-Human BFF necklace sets were featured in a LOT of articles, and went totally viral! I'm honoured and humbled by all the support. The notes and engravings that are being added to gifts being sent are beautiful and heartwarming as well! It's so wonderful that my jewellery is being enjoyed by animal lovers and their furry best friends all over the world!
I'm extra happy that this specific piece is getting so much attention, because it means a lot to me. I'm an animal lover through and through. My mum has been running a dog-walking and boarding service for as long as I can remember, and the whole family has always been involved in the care she offers. In addition to running Slashpile Designs, I've been a part-time dog walker since 2009, and I'm so glad I get to hang out with all my dog-friends on a regular basis. I made one of these necklace sets for me and Lemmy (our retired racing greyhound) when we adopted him 3 years ago, and neither of us has taken it off since! I have also recently started caring for a family of stray cats in our backyard, and have developed a very special bond with one of them in particular. Lemmy and Kiblet are my models in the product listings, and now they're world-famous! ;)
I'm really proud of myself for being able to keep up with all the orders, but I haven't done it without support. I'm sending a special shout-out to my family and friends who recognized the need for support and encouragement during this exciting and overwhelming time (I'm so lucky to have you!). I so appreciate the rides to the post office, meals brought over, and help packing orders. I'm a one-woman show, and generally do everything myself, from making and packing jewellery pieces to photography, social media and everything in-between.
I hope everyone is loving their new necklace sets, and I'm so glad I get to be a part of celebrating the special relationship people have with their pets!
Here are links to some of the articles, if you're interested :)
Scary Mommy: https://www.scarymommy.com/bff-dog-necklace-set/
Hit! The Fox Melbourne: https://www.hit.com.au/story/you-can-now-get-matching-necklaces-for-you-your-dog-or-cat-129562
Little Things: https://www.littlethings.com/matching-dog-bff-necklaces/