Handmade polymer clay black cat brooch, shown on white shirt.
Back of handmade cat brooch, showing silver bar pin.
Back of handmade custom dog lapel pin.
Back of handmade custom dog lapel pin.
Back of handmade custom dog lapel pin, showing gold tie tack..
Handmade polymer clay dog pin
Handmade polymer clay brown dog brooch, shown on white shirt.
Heartbeat Handicrafts owner shown in workspace painting a custom pet order.
Example of packaging of order, showing blue tissue paper wrapping, pink heart-shaped confetti and a Heartbeat Handicrafts business card

Custom pet brooch - handmade polymer clay miniature dog or cat face brooch or pin

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Whether you want to spoil a dog lover friend or yourself, or perhaps ease the pain after the loss of a pet, personalized dog or cat brooch is a wonderful choice.


Dani has been perfecting her polymer clay skills and technique since 2015 and is now based out of her home in East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia. She grew up on a farm surrounded by animals, including pet cats and dogs and this is probably where her love for animals began.  

She prides herself on being able to capture the traits that make each pet unique. To help with this, please let her know if your pet has any signature facial expressions, specific markings etc that you want included.

Base Materials 


The pet faces are sculpted from polymer clay, baked to harden. Depending on colours, some pets will then have details added with acrylic paint, before it is sealed.

Brooch has a stainless steel or silver plated non-locking bar pin.

Lapel pin uses a gold plated brass tie tack.



Generally, the average custom pet brooch/ pin measures approx 3- 4cm in diameter. If you wish for them to be smaller or larger, please add a note at the checkout or let Dani know when you send through photos. 


Pet photos

You’ll need to send through at least a few photos of the pet that you want the broach or pin modelled on. Please check out the suggested photos to send through.

Dani’s happy for you to email the photos or to message them through Instagram or the Facebook page

Production and processing time

The average turnaround time for custom orders is 1-2 weeks, plus shipping. However, in peak periods (eg Christmas, Mother’s Day), this May be as long as 6 weeks. If there is a specific date you need the item by, feel free to make contact to avoid disappointment. 



Whilst the style is ‘lifelike’, there are limitations due to the size and materials used, making the outcome an artistic likeness, rather than a perfect replica. 


Pet memorial gift

The item arrives beautifully packaged, so is suitable to be sent directly to the recipient, if you wish. You can even select a greeting card and Dani can write a little note within if you are purchasing as a gift.


Care instructions 

Please read the care instructions prior to purchasing, to ensure you will find the item suitable.