Pet Figurines and Book Tutorials

Joan Cabarrus began creating customized sculptures of pets in 2018. “I wanted to help people who are grieving from pet loss,” the Golden resident says. The sculptures look like miniature versions of the pets and include special details such as a favorite toy or treat — and can even include a hidden urn, at the customer’s request. Since the onset of COVID-19, Cabarrus began focusing on writing book tutorials to help her and others find creative ways to stay busy at home. Find out more about Cabarrus’ books and sculptures at