Some people might think wearing your own breast milk in resin is kind of gross, but feeding your baby breast milk (regardless of whether you nurse, bottle feed, or tube feed) is one of a kind of a journey and deserves to be celebrated. Just think of all the pain of stiff, engorged breasts, of clogged milk ducts and mastitis, or – for some women, and I was one of them – hyperlactation. One way to make a keepsake of this journey is with so-called “belfies” (breast-feeding selfies), but a more tangible memorabilia that you can openly carry around and show off is breast milk jewelry. It looks like pearls, and you can add opal shimmer, colors, or even make it glow in the dark. Most people won’t even know it’s made of breast milk. Could you spot the difference between a real pearl and a breast milk pearl on my ring? It was made by Precious Milk Drops. Once you order from them, you can let yourself be added to their Precious Milk Drops Sneak Peeks group, where you will receive information, discounts, and sneak peeks into their art.
If you would like to know where else to get breast milk jewelry from, check out this article from What to Expect: The Breast Milk Jewelry Guide for Breastfeeding Moms.
Here’s a video in English from Keepsaker Supplies showing how to make breast milk jewelry:
Here is a video in German describing how to make breast milk jewelry: “Breast idea ever? German artist turns BREAST MILK into jewellery” [sic]
My breast milk necklace from Precious Milk Drops has milk from Lyons Cub’s nursing year plus some hair of his first hair cut in it. You can also order breast milk “stones” with ashes or pulverized placenta or crushed umbilical cord in them. As strange as it sounds, those pieces of jewelry are actually quite beautiful, very individual, and mean a lot to the mommy who wears them.
Here is an article from The Bump worth reading: Breast Milk Jewelry Might Just Become Your Favorite Keepsake.
If you want to try it out for yourself rather than buying jewelry from an artist (it can take a while until you receive it; I waited a few months, but it was so worth while!), you can order breast milk jewelry DIY kits from Etsy or Amazon:breast milk jewelry DIY kit