CREATIONS FOR DOLPHIN LOVERS (AND- Whale, sea lion, seal, penguin, turtle, and all sea life lovers!)
Terri Miller of Custom Tails Jewelry (formerly known as Quickfish Creations) creates very unique custom whale and dolphin tail replica jewelry. They are called “Signature Fluke Pendants”. Each dolphin or whale has a different fluke (tail). They are as individual as our fingerprints. Most flukes have nicks around the edges and varied identifying marks and some are quite symmetrical. Terri will design, by hand, customized tail jewelry to look exactly the same as the dolphin or whale flukes that reside in your facility, that you’ve interacted with, that you love and work with or helped rescue or saw in the wild. A photograph of each dolphins tail is used to recreate that dolphins tail in silver or gold pendants.
The first time Terri had the opportunity to interact with dolphins, it was a dream come true. That was many years ago at Dolphin Research Center in 1987. She attended a Dolphin Lab at DRC in 1988 for a week and learned much about dolphins and that each animal’s tail is different. Terri wanted to be able to wear a dolphin tail pendant that looked the same as the dolphin she swam with and take that happy memory home with her to Wear Close To Her Heart but nobody was making them. Then, when she brought her husband, Roger (who has since passed away) with her to DRC in 1990, he fell in love with the dolphins too. She told him of her idea of wanting to wear a customized dolphin tail pendant, he enthusiastically said he would make them.
With their background of making dental crowns, and owning a dental lab, they had the knowledge and creativity to fabricate jewelry. She and Roger had the ambition and intention to help DRC raise more money and offered to sell the pendants in their gift shop. They did very well with the sales and continue to do so. Now, the custom tail pendants are sold in over 18 different facility gifts shops worldwide. With many requests, Custom Tails Jewelry has EXPANDED THE COLLECTION to include sea lion flippers, custom manatee paddles, custom sea turtle pendants, penguin feet and customized elephant ears!
They are made for individuals, gift shops, organizations, and all dolphin lovers around the world. The jewelry is handmade using a photo of an individual’s fluke. Terri makes a wax up to match it, then the wax is cast into silver or gold by the ancient art of lost-wax-method of casting. Finally, the pendant is brought to a high shine by polishing.
This is a very unique item, exclusive to your store. Get in on the fun and sell them in your gift shop. Contact Terri for wholesale pricing. If you’re an animal trainer, we have special quantity discounts for you too!
Tribute to Roger Drouin
Roger J Drouin, Jr. 11.19.51 to 1.14.10
Roger was a dental technician for over 30 years. He and his wife Terri founded Dental Illusions Laboratory together in Michigan. He was an artist in that field. His real love though was wildlife, SEA life. They moved to the Florida Keys in 2003. Roger and Terri founded Quickfish Creations in 1999, making dolphin flukes out of gold and silver. Each one so specifically detailed. Each tail is different as our own fingerprints are different. He made many people very happy with these flukes. His compassion for the dolphins and manatees was shown in his effort to help save a baby dolphin too weak to lift its head above water to breath and also in the many times he participated in the rescue of manatees tangled in fishing line. Roger’s talent and artistry became heightened when he designed jewelry with his trademark gemstone, the Larimar.
His time here had come to an end on January 14, 2010. He was a very optimistic, strong and tough person which kept him going during the numerous unsuccessful surgeries over 15 months time. He had a deep love for his daughter Holly, granddaughter Josee and wife Terri. He is free now; with a new life on a different plane of existence. His spirit lives on within our hearts. May he enjoy the Light of God. May we all learn from his experience, his determination, patience and love.
Do not stand at my grave and weep;
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die.
A TRIBUTE TO ROGER’S CUSTOM DESIGNS
These custom designs are unfortunately not available. Please view what we have available by visiting the products page.