Everyone's breastfeeding experience is different, just like Milk Charms, no two are exactly alike. Each charm is unique. They range in color from a cream to a more pearly white, and even the translucency can vary. I look forward to working with you, thanks for visiting my shop!
Current turnaround is
Approximately 10 weeks from receiving your Breastmilk
I use a very unique chemical preservation method that will turn your breastmilk to stone. Breastmilk needs to be properly preserved prior to placing in resin. Once your breastmilk has been stonified I am able to make all types of different shapes and designs. I post live preservation videos on my Facebook page showing the process to ease the minds of my customers that I am in fact using your very own Breastmilk sample ♡
Q: How much Breastmilk do you need to make a milk charm?
A: I ask for 1/2 an oz of Breastmilk. I can make a few pieces from 1/2 an oz, it is a good idea to send a little extra if ordering more than two Charms
Q: I placed an order, now what?
A: You will receive an emailed confirmation shortly after checkout with detailed mailing instructions. I will log your breastmilk onto the breastmilk arrivals page once it has been recieved
Q: what is your current turnaround time ?
A: Approximately 10 weeks from receiving your Breastmilk
Q: Can you use my expired frozen Breastmilk?
A: Yes I can! I have successfully cultured a breastmilk Pearl from Breastmilk that had been frozen since 1995.
Q: Does my Breastmilk need to be on ice when mailed?
A: Your Breastmilk does not need to be cold during transit. Simply double bag and ship in a padded envelope
Q: I just purchased a ring, can I change my ring size?
A: You have 24 hours from purchase to make any changes to your order as I buy the supplies needed at that time. After the 24 hour deadline you will be charged a fee to make any changes in ring size ect.
Q: Do you add any color to my Breastmilk?
A: when mixing inclusions such as Breastmilk and Hair I will sometimes add a brightener to the Breastmilk to ensure the curl is visible.
To ensure your Milk Charm lasts a lifetime, please follow these guidelines
Avoid wearing your Milk Charm in showers, mineral baths, spas and swimming pools, as the salt water, chlorine and heat may affect the discolor your Breastmilk.
Remove your Milk Charm before exercising or prior to bedtime. Excessive perspiration and body oils can sometimes surface tarnish the piece. This will also protect the chain
Before you put on your Milk Charm, be sure any lotions, perfumes and make up are absorbed into your skin. Apply all hair products, especially hair spray, before you put on the Milk Charm
Remove your Milk Charm when cleaning. Harsh chemicals from dishwater detergents, house chemical will tarnish sterling silver and discolor your Breastmilk
Do not store your Milk Charm next to heating vents, window sills or in a car. The heat will cause your Breastmilk to discolor. The less air and light your silver is exposed to when you aren’t wearing it, the less tarnish will occur, making it easier to have shiny jewelry for years to come.
Your Sterling silver pieces should be cleaned with a special Sterling silver cloth. This will remove any tarnish and dullness and keep your Sterling silver Jewelry looking like new.
Never use tissues or paper towels for cleaning silver. These products will scratch the surface of the Jewelry.
Prior to storing, make sure your Milk Charm is dry, as moisture speeds the tarnishing process so it’s important to make sure your Sterling silver Jewelry is dry before putting it away.
Ideally, store your Milk Charm in a soft lined box or pouch. Try to keep pieces apart, so that they so don’t rub together or tangle up.
***you have 24 hours from purchase to cancel your order. After that I do not give any refunds as I purchase the supplies/settings needed for your order
**I guarantee that your Milk Charm is made with your breastmilk
**Milk charms vary in color from cream to white, the natural color of your breastmilk
** under close inspection you may notice tiny air bubbles, these will not harm the life of your charm.
** Your finished milk charm will be shipped approximately 10 weeks after I receive your breastmilk.
** Any of the pieces in my shop can be made with umbilical cord, ship the umbilical cord just as you would the breastmilk
** there is no need for your Breastmilk to be cold during transit simply double bag it.
***all ring sizes will be converted to US sizing standard
*** I can use fresh or previously frozen Breastmilk, even expired frozen Breastmilk
Each piece is completely hand made, as with all handmade items there is no such thing as a perfect piece. Meaning you may see, under close inspection, mold lines, micro bubbles, rough or mis-shaped edges. While I strive to make each piece as 'perfect' as possible these variations are normal and as expected in a hand made item. These variations will not harm the life of your charm, they are only cosmetic. I will not remake or refund any orders for these reasons.
I need 1/2 oz of breastmilk for one Milk Charm. Please make sure your milk is double bagged (breastmilk bags are great!) (Please put your name on your bag) And shipped in a padded envelope. Make sure you label it as liquid on the envelope. You will receive your finished pendant approximately 13 weeks after I receive your breastmilk. After your order is complete you will receive detailed instructions via email on how to properly mail your Breastmilk
To ensure your milk charm lasts a lifetime please do not use any jewelry cleaners, if needed use cool water and a mild soap to clean. Avoid long exposure to direct sunlight.
I hope you enjoy your JoBri Milk Charm, a symbol of the bond between mother and child.