Do you have a Yorkie puppy? Yorkie jewelry has been with The Magic Zoo since my first Yorkshire Terrier clay design way back in 1989.
My early designs concentrated on their beautiful shiny coats of gold, brown and black. I loved forming the silky coat strands with my fingers, stretching the clay as thin as I could. I laid the pieces one by one on top of the Yorkie face with the button eyes and black nose I’d so carefully formed by hand.
Yorkies have always appealed to me…a tiny dog with a huge personality. Kind of the “Rocky” of the canine world! I’ve heard that Yorkshire Terriers are kind of like kids. In other words, their personalities are largely based on how they are raised.
Here are a couple of varying opinions of this breed:
- He is a typical, tough little terrier or
- He is delicate and should be treated tenderly and pampered endlessly
But anyone of either one of these camps would most likely agree that Yorkies are often in motion, very curious and smart! Their intelligence can go in a couple different directions. For instance, they are easy to teach, but some of them seem to use their smarts primarily to cause mischief. Ever see a Yorkie in an “argument” with a dog 4 or 5 times his size? That’s a scary proposition!
I’d think that you’d want to socialize this little gal or guy early on, just to prevent any such frightening encounters. Also, I’ve heard tell that socialization can prevent their shrill yipping from making your home life unpleasant when the doorbell rings or someone knocks at the door.
Yorkie Puppy Jewelry
Like all of my wearable art, the Yorkie designs evolved over the years. My original Yorkie, even in the sterling silver and gold, had a sort of “show cut” look about him. They were carefully crafted and, to my eyes, a good representation of the breed.
However, I noticed these more “serious” Yorkie pendants and charms were pretty much ignored by customers who actually loved Yorkies and had them for companions.
It was confusing to me, until I noticed…
Those little Yorkie pets my customers had did NOT have anything like a show cut! They were a bit on the scruffy side, more like a little puppy.
Thus the Yorkie Puppy design was born. It was an instant hit, and my Yorkie puppy pendant, charm and pair of earrings became my best selling design. I was pleased and surprised.
Do you have a Yorkie who is a big part of your life? Wearing a 14K solid gold yorkie pendant, charm or pair of earrings is one delightful way to keep her with you all day long.