Close-up of loom making kumihimo braid.

ABOUT ANIMAN

Copyright 2016 Lisa Kole

Jewelry Celebrating the connection between humans and animals.

 ANIMAN® is animal jewelry (for humans!) with purpose.

A first purpose is to help us feel closer to animals - either to one animal that is special to us (dog, cat, bird) or to a type of animal (wolf, tiger, whale, owl, etc.). Our current focus is wolf jewelry.

 A second purpose is to promote awareness of animals - their diversity, complexity, and beauty.

 A third purpose is to financially support animal rescue and conservation organizations that will help, in a direct way, the animals that we are appreciating.

ANIMAN®  jewelry is hand-woven from quality fibers using the kumihimo braiding technique developed in Japan.  Braids are combined with stones, beads, silver or other materials evocative of nature. The jewelry is an artistic, abstract, individualized representation of the animal.  Like their subjects, no two pieces of jewelry are exactly alike.

ANIMAN® jewelry is an artisan project with the goal of building bridges between humans and our animal neighbors.  We make the jewelry because it is what we can do.