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How to make breastmilk jewellery guide by Nic Kamminga, Tree of Opals. Part 1 of 3

How to Make Breastmilk Jewellery (Part 1)

Instructions on How to Make Breastmilk Jewellery (Part 1 of 3) The most secretive craft in the world is about to be opened wide to the mums and artists (and dads and doulas) who want to preserve human milk without...Read More
mother's Day 2018 20% off, gift certificate and kit

20% Off Mother’s Day 2018

20% Off Mother's Day 2018 purchases and we will send you a kit with a gift certificate and a kit for them to post in breastmilk, a lock of hair, umbilical cord or cremation ashes. [caption id="attachment_18446" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Tree...Read More
finding an au pair in the UK. Advice on tips on finding the right person and their role in your family

Finding an Au Pair in the UK

Finding an au pair in the UK isn't always easy. As a work at home parent with a full time employed husband means that we've always struggled with childcare. It's difficult to balance the cost of nursery and the logistics...Read More
Resin Jewellery Supplies in the UK from the right UV resin to dust masks and sanding blog by Nikki Kamminga at Tree of Opals

Resin Jewellery Supplies in the UK

Resin Jewellery Supplies in the UK can be tricky to find and are probably the most important (followed by metalworking) for an jeweller working with different media. I've decided to put together a list of the supplies I use in...Read More
How I manage childcare as a work at home parent blog by Nikki Kamminga on Tree of Opals

How I Manage Childcare As A Work at Home Parent

People often ask me how I manage childcare as a work at home parent and there's no simple answer. Things change often and I try to be flexible and manage my expectations. I'm a parent first and a WAHM (work...Read More
Memorial Gift Ideas Tree of Opals blog by Nikki Kamminga

15 Memorial Gift Ideas

When someone close to you loses a loved one it can be a struggle to find the right memorial gift ideas for them. Nothing can replace someone who has passed away but the right keepsake can bring a bit of...Read More
microplastics in resin jewellery blog

Microplastics in Jewellery

Microplastics in Jewellery: Reducing Glitter Waste Plastic has been worrying me for years now. As a child of the 80's I grew up with lots of fruit and veg, supermarket produce and virtually every other thing we bought being packaged...Read More