“Cow Tear” Necklace

One-of-a-Kind! No 2 are exactly the same.


• Made by me with love in Madison, Wisconsin

• Original design “cow tear” necklace with handmade beads (choice of 2 messages) and hand soldered crystal (description below).

• Necklaces in the photos have sold. If you order, you can expect something similar to what you see in the photo gallery.

• I make or purchase my materials from local and USA-made manufacturers as much as possible. I also love to recycle and reuse parts, rather than contribute to buying more stuff! 

• My one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces include hypo-allergenic components, pewter charms, handmade beads, and repurposed materials. Some pieces also contain semi-precious stones and gems. 

• Please email or DM me with any questions or custom requests.

• All sales final for jewelry and accessories. Please contact me with any questions prior to ordering.

• A minimum of ten percent of all sales is donated to farm animal sanctuaries. See the Animal Friends page for current sanctuary recipient(s).

• © 2022 Dirty Snouts. All rights reserved.

Please read why I made this piece by scrolling to the tab below.



NOTE: Colors may vary a little bit from what you see here, as all monitors and screens are different.

These 2″ Vinca earrings pair so well with my Dirty Snouts merch that I had to order some of them. Get yours now at a reduced price, with any shirt or jewelry purchase. Dimensions: ~2″ long x 3/8″ wide.

Do not select this unless you have previously discussed your customization with Stacey. Please include instructions in the Notes section of your order.

Save time and money with eco-friendly GIFT WRAP (see photos). Choose from options below. Please include any special requests, such as an accompanying message in the Notes section of your order.

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Did you know that cows cry? Like humans, cows shed tears when they’re scared, sad or distressed. I have witnessed cows cry, including one at the World Dairy Expo. Seeing her broke my heart and I wished I could have freed her from the industry she was bred and born into. Among other horrific practices, dairy farmers permanently remove newborn calves from their mothers, usually within 12 hours of birth. This is extremely traumatic for Mama and Baby. Unfortunately, it’s just the beginning of a terrible life for females and the beginning of the end for males, who are killed as babies.

Please wear this piece as an ambassador for our bovine friends and let others know the truth about the inherent injustices in Dairy. 

For more on the horrors of the dairy industry, head to my Links page. 

While real tears are wet, this necklace should not be. Please keep it dry and handle with care.

4 reviews for “Cow Tear” Necklace

  1. peggy (verified owner)

    I LOVE my cow tear necklace! This is a beautiful, one-of-a-kind piece. It is versatile and goes with a lot of different “looks”. It blends in and stands out. The “evolve” bead really does signify my journey to more awareness of the violence of animal ag, and my compassion of all sentient beings. The animal ag industry relies on us to be unaware and mindless about its practices. Change and evolution occur when we become aware and speak out. Awareness is in contrast with mindlessness, and wearing this necklace is one of the things that I can do.

    • stacey caplan

      Thank you so much! I love how the “EVOLVE” bead speaks to you on your own personal journey, as you simultaneously communicate with others.

  2. Fran W. (verified owner)

    This is my favority piece of jewelry by Stacey! I love the meaning behind it, the beauty of this piece, and every detail Stacey thought of when making this amazing piece. I wear it all the time. Great quality and great for when you want to dress up but still advocate for the animals. I highly recommend it.

  3. Dana C (verified owner)

    Absolutely love, love my new necklace by @dirty.snouts! This is called “Tear from a Brown-Eyed Girl Necklace” created for it’s beauty and a reminder that cows, like all sentient beings, feel deeply and show their emotions including sadness. Donations from every purchase are made to animal sanctuaries.

  4. Chad C (verified owner)

    I love love love this necklace. Probably my favorite of all my necklaces!

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