Indigo Willow Breast Milk Jewelry
Knowing that my son could very well be the last baby my husband and I create together, a part of me wanted to commemorate breast feeding. Through Facebook I had heard about breast milk jewelry. Intrigued, I started investigating. There are some very tastefully done breast milk jewelry pieces and there are ones out there that quality leaves a bit to be desired. “You get what you pay for” is a quote I live by. There are places to find deals and buy cheap. This item was one I was willing to spend on.
There are many breast milk jewelry makers out there, from facebook pages, to etsy, to websites returned from a quick Google search. I found Indigo Willow and immediately fell in love. Kyra’s designs are classic yet whimsy and altogether beautiful. All of her pieces are created with love and it shows in her craftsmanship and innovation.
After oohing and ahhing her site for a few days I finally settled on this beauty:
While she no longer offers this specific pendent, I think it is just gorgeous. It’s antique charm completely won me over. A few clicks and enter in your preferred method of payment and we were in business.
Within 24 hours of purchasing, she emailed instructions for sending your breast milk to her. Kyra will mail the shipping bags for your breast milk to you to send back to her. I sent extra breast milk in case the bag sprung a leak, just to be safe.
Here’s the break down of our shipping adventures back and forth. I will say….it’s VERY strange shipping your breast milk to a state you have never been to before!
Ordered: Jan 17
Received shipping bags: Jan 29
Mailed milk: Jan 30
Received pendant: March 15
Turn around times will vary on how business Kyra is. My turn around time was approximately 6 weeks. It was well packaged and she even included a little polishing cloth to keep it looking spiffy and new.
“My love for simple, classic elements inspires my designs. I love making jewelry that will stand the test of time. My multi-step process is actually a trade secret. I don’t share my process with anyone and I am actually in the process of filing for a patent for it! What I can tell you is that my process has been perfected and my jewelry is guaranteed not to yellow or discolor over time. I am a Registered Nurse, childbirth educator, artist, wife, mother, and placenta encapsulation specialist in addition to being a breast milk jewelry designer.”
– Kyra Brooks, Indigo Willow