Lori's Nursing Necklaces and more!

Nursing Breastfeeding necklaces: custom-made by a work at home Mom, for more than seven years. The only nursing necklace tested by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission.I only use beads made in the US. Great necklace for twiddling/pinching and distractable breastfed babies. Est 2001

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Uses for a nursing necklace after weaning: Paula's way

I used one of Lori's nursing necklaces too and had a toddler one made at the same time for my dtr. I loved having them made personalized for my kids and the nursing one was a great help with my son! Now I have them both hanging from the rearview mirror in my car where I can see them all the time and it just makes me feel good! I'm divorced now and the kids are at their dad's a few days a week so having those necklaces keeps me grounded some days when I'm feeling lonely! They'll always be more special than just some old beads that I used to distract my baby!

Nursing necklaces inspired by: a mom love of nature, a baby's heritidge, and the aurora borealis

Sometimes, I am asked to create necklace from certain information. Those are by FAR the most difficult ones, but also the most rewarding to create. Here are a few:

One is for baby boy Anders (4 months): Anders' mommy likes earthy colors and his nursery is painted avocado and mustard (it looks really nice). She is a real estate agent, and has a lovely yard.

For Anders, I looked up differnt pictures of fields of mustard plants and added the avacado color along with the rich brown of the earth!


I would like to order 1 nursing necklace for my son, Kai.
Please design one for us, using your creative instincts. Just some hints: Kai means "ocean," his father is from Hawaii, and I am Hispanic. You can incorporate these hints or not it is completely up to you.

For Kia's, I visited websites of Hispanic art and scenes of Hawaiian beaches and landscaping. The red/white/blue by his name is from the colors of the flag of Mexico.


One mom lives in Alaska and inspired me to make a necklace inspired by the Northern Lights! I researched the northern lights and found this paragraph that discribes it pretty well. This one took me a long time to make!

Picture yourself outside on a clear dark night. Low on the horizon you notice a faint glow of greenish light which forms an arch, stretching lazily across the sky. As time passes, additional bands of light form and drift overhead, slowly brightening to form giant curtains in the sky that slowly wave as if a gentle breeze were blowing. Suddenly, the bottom of the curtains brighten with a reddish tint and ripple faster. Blues and purples appear. As the curtains pass directly overhead, you see bright points of light that swirl like a pinwheel. The entire sky seems to be full of color and motion. Then, after several minutes, everything fades into a warm green glow.

What a challenging necklace this was to make! I worked on this necklace for hours, starting it and cutting it apart because it didn't quite match the description. I love how it turned out though, and more importantly, so did Emma.

And the same necklace being used by Karen and Emma.

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Amazing mom: Jan!

Sometimes, I am blessed to meet extraordinary women who have bought or had a nursing necklaces donated to them, Here is one of them:

I am a 52 year old mother of 6 biological children. I am married to my doctor-husband and we live in the Pacific Northwest. My oldest child is 30 and my youngest is 15. We began fostering babies in 2000.I have always loved babies and it is a stage of development that I am very comfortable with. I feel this is a gift that my Creator has bestowed on me and that using my gift to help others became important to me once my own children were raised. In our area, there is a pressing need for care for special needs babies, or as many of them are, medically fragile babies. With a doctor in the house we were immediately approached to specialize our care. Their special needs have included alcohol effects, drug effects, cranio-facial deformities and the aftermath of shaken baby syndrome. In January we welcomed out 15th baby into our home. Most stay a few months some only a few weeks. Usually we only have one baby, but on occasion (ok, 4 occasions) we have taken in 2 babies who needed us. I feel so blessed to have the opportunity to give these little ones a good start in life, and the joy far outweighs the discomfort of sleepless nights and fussy babies. Sometimes it is very hard...and I feel taxed beyond my strength, but then I pray a little harder and I take a month or so off between babies, and soon, I am refreshed and ready to move forward to the next little person who needs me.Our current baby is almost 4 weeks old and is a pretty little girl with a lot of black hair. She is growing and changing daily and we got our first little smile last Wednesday.

Lori, the new laws concerning privacy prohibit my posting anything more than her name and even then, on the website, using the initial is probably best. An artfully done photo would be ok, I think...no face of the baby.

I donate a nursing necklace to each of Jan's foster babies so they will have something with their name on it to take with them when they go to their adoptive parents.