“Breast is best,” or at least that’s what we’ve been told by countless mom blogs. But when it comes to making jewellery, does the saying still apply?
If you’re new to the world of breast milk jewellery – welcome – it’s lovely to see you around these parts of the internet. According to Google, the art of breast milk jewellery is not something new and has been around for some time, but whether it’s to everyone’s taste is another debate entirely. However, a mother-of-four has ignored the haters in an attempt to make some major bucks from her … biological gifts.
According to IOL, Alison Hawthorn from the United Kingdom ventured into the jewellery making business during lockdown last year. The 30-year-old had been nursing her twin boys when she decided to dabble in creating a “keepsake” using her own breast milk.
Using her natural gifts, she spawned her first creation – a keyring – which inspired her to offer her service to other moms.
So, why add breast milk to jewellery anyway? Well, according to Keepsake Mom:
“Breast milk jewellery allows nursing mothers to celebrate their ‘breastfeeding journey,‘ serving as mementoes of the determination and hard work that breastfeeding requires.“
It’s a beautiful sentiment that every mother is sure to appreciate, serving as “a powerful symbol of an amazing experience.” And judging by the number of orders that have flooded in for these unique pieces, we’d say that moms are definitely loving the meaning behind it.
The talented designer has now expanded her jewellery range to include ashes, pet fur and human hair.
Here is a peek at the infamous, yet gorgeous breast milk jewellery: