Thursday, January 3, 2008

Nursing Necklaces

I've posted about my nursing necklaces that was added to my Etsy shop and website a while back, but I thought I would add pics of a few more styles, as well as a way to purchase here from the Blog. (you'll find that over on the right-hand column).

As a mother of two small children (ages 1 and 2), and owner of a jewelry and craft business, I was always a little upset when I first had my babies that I never could wear my earrings or necklaces, or even bracelets because they would inevitably grab and pull really hard (you never know how strong babies are till you have one of your own), and I was always scared they would snap my jewelry and accidentally choke on a bead (my mind always went to worst case scenarios).

Crystal and Pearl

I began to make these necklaces out of my desire to have something "Sparkly" to wear that would also be safe for my kiddos to play with while they were feeding.

I call them "Nursing Necklaces" because that's how I used them, but they are perfect for bottle fed babies as well.

The pendant is made into a loop style that baby can grasp, and tied in a continuous piece of organza ribbon to prevent the beads from being able to fall off. These necklaces are not meant to be a replacement for a teether toy. Even though babies are small, they can bite down rather hard and accidents can happen, so please supervise when wearing.

The length of this necklace is approximately 20", which is a little longer than average, but long enough that baby can reach it. The ribbon makes it feminine and light weight, and suitable for everyday wear.


Wild said...

what a great idea! I remember the days of the babies grabbing the jewelry with a good jank! beautiful jewelry!