You’ve heard of the pet rock, but how about immortalizing your pet…in rock?
“I turned to the rocks because I’ve always had a fondness of how mother nature works,” said Adria Bernstein, the adorably charming genius behind Witty Wocks. “I loved to think of things outside of the box and create sculptures using their natural curves, dents and sizes.”
Adria manages to take typical rocks and stones, just like the ones we walk right past without a second glance, and turns them into stunningly detailed sculptures that, like magic, not only look like the dogs, cats, critters, and people she’s sculpting, but also perfectly capture their spirit and personality.
A former dental assistant, Adria now “Wocks” full-time – or rather, as much time as being Mom to her 6-year old son, Ari, a 7-year old Boxer/English Bulldog-mix named Shayna Punim, and Schmuley, her hilarious 3-year old Pug, allows.
Besides being inspired by her two and four-legged family, Adria finds inspiration in believing in herself and never giving up. And, she LOVES a good challenge!
“There was a woman who sent a picture of herself and her dog sharing a cup of ice cream,” she recalls. “She wanted that profile shot of them licking the ice cream together made into a Witty Wock. Stuff like that is exciting.”
Plus, Adria, who gets most of her rocks from a local landscaping company, doesn’t just do pets. She’s sculpted dozens of different animals, people, mascots, business logos, even a near perfect replica of Kenny Loggins’ guitar – all using just rocks, glue, paint, and a ton of raw talent (and the occasional bit of yarn for our furrier friends).
Witty Wocks are totally custom made, each one handpainted by Adria. Prices start at around $75, but vary depending on size, detail, and complexity of the design. They take about one week to complete and can be shipped to anywhere in the world.
Each and every Witty Wocks is a unique, one-of-a-kind treasure. They can be ordered at www.WittyWocks.com, via the Witty Wocks by Adria Facebook page, or by emailing Adria directly at [email protected].
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(We imagine she gets pretty busy this time of year, so place holiday orders soon!)
Adria is absolutely FULL of personality (as you’ll see in her quirky commercial below), and she puts every bit of your pet’s personality into their Witty Wocks, too!