What is your favorite piece to date? Can you even choose?
Right now my favorite piece is my halo ring. It is a sterling silver ring with a breastmilk stone set into the middle. Surrounding the stone are cubic zirconia that also trail half way down the band. The cz's are also set into the side of the stone setting.
What is the best part about your job?
The best part about my job are my customers! I do this because it is so rewarding to hear from moms that are just in love with their jewelry. Breastfeeding is a very hard job and to be able to preserve that memory in a tangible piece of jewelry is priceless.
What goals do you have for the future of your business?
I would love to increase awareness of breastmilk jewelry. All to often I hear from a sad mother who wishes she would have know breastmilk jewelry was a thing but has long ago thrown all her frozen milk out. I currently offer little breastmilk drops that can be kept in a memory book or a shadow box.
What advice do you have for any entrepreneurs wanting to start their own business (wether that be jewelry or anything else)?
Research research research! Figure out what you want to do and do lots of research on what is already out there, prices, how to market yourself, websites etc.
What is your advice for first time moms who are choosing to breastfeed?
Breastfeeding is hard. At the beginning breastfeeding hurts. Stick with it and it is very rewarding and you will be glad you did. If you cant stick with it for whatever reason, don't beat yourself up about it. However you want to feed your baby, Fed Is Best!
Is there anything else that you wish to share with us?
In addition to breastmilk jewelry I also offer formula beads for formula fed babies. I also offer ashes preservation to preserve the ashes of a pet or loved one.