I know, I know, it’s been a long time since I posted anything. I haven’t forgotten you all, but I have been super busy making jewelry for babies. I started with an amber anklet for my 4 month old daughter, and it worked so well for her (she’s totally stopped spitting up, and now only does so when I take the anklet off for more than an hour) that I began to make them for other people’s babies and even sell them alongside my grownup jewelry on etsy.
So what are these necklaces all about? Well, to start off I use pure Baltic amber, which has natural analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties, and has been used for centuries in Europe to help naturally relieve teething pain, and calm and soothe colicky infants. Amber jewelry is meant to be worn close to skin, not chewed on. As baby wears the amber, trace amounts of Succinic Acid are released into the skin, a safe and effective analgesic recognized by allopathic medicine to benefit pain and boost the immune system. Baltic Amber distinguishes itself from other ambers in that it contains higher traces of succinic acid, and therefore is best for teething purposes. It is also believed to be a good source of beneficial negative ions when worn close to or on the skin.
Fossilized resin of the giant prehistoric conifer ‘Pinus Succinfera’, Amber Essential Oil is estimated to be between 40 and 60 million years old, and has been credited with numerous beneficial properties both physical and spiritual. The Ancient Romans and Greeks used Amber essential oil to cure ailments such as asthma, rheumatism and internal problems. It’s purported healing powers have extended to epilepsy, jaundice, kidney and bladder complaints and even the plague. It has also been used as an aphrodisiac and to guard against witchcraft. The resin is used in aromatherapy to soothe the nerves, as an antispasmodic, and general healing oil. Amber has the added metaphysical property of being considered protective and healing, and the color is believed to impart joy and confidence to the wearer and aid digestion.
I combine the the amber with beautiful gemstone beads which I pick specifically for their metaphysical healing properties, always keeping my mind on what is good for babies and small children. Most of the gems I use are geared towards soothing, calming, and healing. Finally, each piece is reiki-charged by me, a Karuna and Usui Reiki Master. Each piece is one of a kind and carries a high healing vibration. I knot the beads at regular intervals in each piece to minimize bead loss should the necklace break, and the barrel and lobster clasps I use ensure that baby cannot take it off. Under serious tension the necklace should release at the clasp, where the rings are left unsoldered for safety.
Once I’m done with a few pieces, Baby J. gets to do a photo shoot, which she just loves. Isn’t she pretty? My little fairy princess.