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Hello my name is Allicia, thank you for taking the time to look at my blog.
Let me start by saying that breastfeeding is one of the hardest yet most rewarding things I've ever had to do. I believe that most mothers feel this way. We've given our children the best start in one of the most selfless acts, we should wear that as a badge of honor. Why not preserve that beautiful memory with an amazing breast milk pendant made from your very own liquid gold. Wear that badge proudly :)
I have been creating MommyMilk® Breast Milk Pendants with other handmade goods and selling them through my local shop since 2007 I added selling them on Etsy and Hyena cart a little while ago, I'm excited to work with customers everywhere.
I'm a perfectionist so I strive to create the most perfect keepsake for you that I can. I make your breast milk pendant like I would want mine myself. I take my time and do the absolute best that I can to make your special keepsake as perfect as it can be, please consider this when making a purchasing decision.
Your breast milk beads will be smooth and uniform without and over abundance of bubbles. My plasticizing process takes days and concentrates YOUR milk. I have perfected my style of plasticizing breast milk over my years of doing so. Therefore, your milk bead will be smooth, shaped and contoured almost perfectly.
The color of your Breast Milk Bead™ will vary depending on your sample of milk. Some milk is more yellow than others, other milk is very thin and will create a less bright bead, if you will. There may be some areas in your Breast Milk Bead™ that appear slightly darker or whiter than the rest of the bead. This is because milk has fatty and non-fatty parts. For the most part your bead will look like a uniform color but under very close inspection you may see the slight color variations or speckles. This will not change and your bead will continue to look the same through out the years.
*First and Foremost*
When you purchase Breast Milk Pendants from me you can be positive that they will not discolor, turn yellow or spotty. I have perfected a special technique and others cannot offer this same guarantee. Your pendant will look the same as it did the day it arrived as it will years from now!
If you pendant changes at all (which would happen very shortly after purchase) I will remake it free, with the original options chosen. I personally promise that this WILL NOT happen. There is a very special process I use that I can guarantee no other seller uses, no one else will promise your milk won't turn yellow after receiving your pendant.
Your milk goes through three separate steps before I can even begin to create with it, none of which change the properties of your milk. The second step is the most important step in guaranteeing no discoloration. After the first three steps there are five more steps that are taken before your pendant starts to cure. Other breast milk pendants are made using a very simple process that will most certainly leave you with milk that will turn yellow in just a short time. Why take that chance with something so very precious, if you purchase from me you can be positive about what you're getting.
The ProcessEach pendant is made with your breast milk, I promise no substitutions. I take the care to make every pendant as if it were my very own. I use every individual mother's milk for their pendant, every item I use for my process is sterilized before I start the process over again with another mother's milk. It's extremely important to me that each individual batch of milk is treated as precious as gold. I give you my promise that every pendant is made with YOUR individual breast milk, with no contamination from any other sources.
The way this works is you send me a small amount of your breast milk, usually in a zip closure plastic bag, double bagged. You can place it in and envelope and and send it on it's way! I only need about 1-2 tablespoons of milk.
After your milk is received I put it through a five step process, preserving it and turning it into a bead made from your milk. My preservation process takes days and concentrates YOUR milk. It is NOT the same simple process that other makers use. I use only 100% your breast milk no fillers, solvents, nothing is mixed to it to achieve the preservation. Through these five steps your milk becomes petrified and can then be laid into resin being preserved forever.
Each bead is made by hand and no two will be alike. Please understand that I strive to make each and every pendant perfect, bubbles and discoloration may happen as each one is different and everyone's milk holds different properties.
Bead placement is at my discretion. If you have a certain way you would like your bead placed please just let me know.
To place your order please visit my Etsy store to place your order. From there you can select which item you would like to purchase. After you have ordered you will receive an email including the info you need to send me and my shipping address.
Shipping your itemsShipping cost to me is the buyers responsibility. It's easiest to send your milk in a strong sealed bag and double bag it, milk storage bags work the best and prevent leaking. Please do not send it in containers, this just cost more for you to ship, when bags work just as well. You can send your items double bagged (breast milk storage bags work very well) in a regular envelope or a padded envelope, your choice. Both have worked equally as well but I feel a padded envelope is more secure.
I utilize ALL breast milk that is sent to me, there is no left over milk when I'm done.
You will receive my address when you checkout and instructions on what to include with your shipment.
Each process is long and has multiple drying periods which are longer than normal please keep this in mind, usual production time is about 10-20 weeks now due to recent increase in orders.
Production starts from the time I RECEIVE your milk, NOT the date you purchased. If it takes you two weeks to get your milk to me then it will be completed 10-20 weeks AFTER I receive it.
Please be aware that my current turn over is 10-20 weeks, if this time frame is too much for you I ask that you reconsider your purchasing decision. Time frames are just an estimate and IT MAY TAKE LONGER for you to receive your item. Please fully understand this when purchasing your item. I am not in anyway guaranteeing that your item will be done within 10-20 weeks this is just and estimate and it CAN take longer. Many factors go into making these including how much time I have to create them.
Each pendant is handmade and one of a kind, a long process goes into making your milk bead. Because each one is handmade the'll all differ slightly, so I cannot guarantee the way your pendant will look. Either way I've taken the time to preserve something so special for your, so no refunds on an item like this. Thank you for your understanding.