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A Colorful Nursing Necklace

I checked this online dictionary for the meaning of the word "eclectic". One of the definitions reads : "not following any one system, as of philosophy, medicine, etc., but selecting and using what are considered the best elements of all systems". The best elements. That's what Shelley did. She selected some of the best beads from my collection to create this eclectic necklace.



Gorgeous beads such as foil beads, several lamp work beads, pretty glass chips and crackle beads were all used for this special nursing necklace. Shelley had just become a mother for the second time. She brought along her 2 week old baby girl who was the youngest bead party attendee ever! Shelley wanted a colourful adornment to wear when feeding so the baby could focus on something bright.

When the baby is a bit older, Shelley may wish to check out the safe chewable jewelry I wrote about for mothers to wear. The collection was designed by a dentist so teething babies can chomp down on soft jewelry without harming their teeth buds. There is also much concern about children ingesting lead from unsafe jewelry making components. That same blog post covers information on this safety issue.

You might also like to see what a nursing bracelet is in this past post. It was created by a new father-to-be at a beading workshop as a gift to his wife! The bracelet helps a breastfeeding mother remember when she last fed the baby and from which side - a useful aid when the brain is addled from lack of sleep.

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6 comments:

  1. It is indeed colorful and bright! It never would have occurred to me to make a necklace for my baby to look at. I'm pretty sure when I was nursing, I was always hoping the baby would fall asleep! :)

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  2. What a fantastic idea! And a beautiful to boot!

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  3. Really pretty and bright. Thanks for covering the lead issue. That can be such a problem for jewelers.

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  4. I love this pretty necklace though I'm not sure if I would have been able to wear it when I was nursing since my little ones would have been always pulling on it!

    I'm also not so sure about the nursing bracelet idea since it was always obvious to me which side I had done last. The one that was flat was the one I did last. The one that was bursting at the seams was the one I did next! :-)

    Would have been nice to have been wearing such a lovely bracelet while I spent the hours nursing though. Would have given me something sparkly to look at and would have reminded me that one day I would get dressed up again!

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  5. Shelley knows she can only wear it for a short time before her newborn starts to reach for the necklace!

    LOL! Perhaps some nursing mothers need all the help they can get as the lack of sleep can be really numbing on the brain.

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  6. What a colorful and pretty necklace!

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