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

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Michael's Story

Starting with the blue horse after his name:

Michael's mom is from New Jersey

Michael's Dad was born in Egypt

Michael's Mom loves the Island of Santorini in Greece.

Michael's dad is a HUGE New York Giant's Fan

Both of his parent love the to visit Punta Cana, and even spent their honeymoon there.

Their birthstones

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Logan Loves Spiderman

And big brother Alexander loves dinosaurs:

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Peter's Story

I broke down the necklace into sections so it's easier to see what each section represents:

Peter's Mom was born in New Zealand, where there are more sheep than people!

Peter's Dad is a marine biologist and has always loved marine animals.

His mom and dad met in Australia, so this section was inspired by this picture of the Great Barrier Reef and orange for the desserts and yellow and gold are Australia's colors.

His parents then took contract work in Kuwait (camels), where they did environmental sampling on mudflats. This was inspired by the Kuwait Flag.

Peter was born in Alaska, and the state fossil is the mammoth. The stars are from the State flag.

Now, Peter's parents are involved in the fishing industry in Alaska. The most common type of fish they catch is the salmon, and the most common salmon is the Sockeye. This picture of a Sockeye salmon inspired this last section of the necklace.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Arizona Necklace

This necklace one of the many special necklaces I have made for my best friend, Kimberley:

Starting after Kaleb's name, you see the the Arizona State Flag:

Next is the green airplane starting off the Grand Canyon section. The colors represent the rock strata of the canyon.
I learned a great deal making this section, like "Know The Canyon's History, Study Rocks Made By Time.

Next is the State Flower, the saguaro cactus blossom:

The State Fish, the Apache Trout:

The last section is special for Kimberley in that Kaleb was born on Samhain, so she wanted a pumpkin and orange and black around Kaleb's name.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Nebraska State Necklace

I wanted to create a unique necklace for Ginger, a wonderfully sweet woman from Breastfeeding. com. She is a great support for so many of the women there!
The football after her name represents Ginger and her husband's love of Cornhuskers Football, and following that are the Cornhusker colors of scarlet and cream. The yellow train represents Nebraska's rich railroad history.
The colors that follow are to honor the State bird, the Western Meadowlark:
The next set starts with the mammoth, the State Fossil. And the rainbow that follows represents the beauty of the sky after one of the state's many storms:
Following is the rainbow trout, a popular game fish in Nebraska.
The green cat starts the State Flower section, the Goldenrod:
The last section starts with a bear, which represents Chief Standing Bear, who is significant to Nebraska history. The trial of Standing Bear, a Ponca Indian chief, in a United States District court in Omaha in l879, led to a decision by Judge Elmer Dundy that native Americans are "persons within the meaning of the law" and have the rights of citizenship. The color pink was chosen because Hastings Nebraska is the birth place of Kool Aid! It was developed by Edward E. Perkins in 1927. And Ginger loves pink. :)

Monday, April 09, 2007

Pink Block Rainbow