Channel Umbilical Cord Bead for European style bracelets such as Chamilia and Pandora. Perfect for preserved placenta too! Our babies are only small for a moment. They gain their independence so quickly starting from when the umbilical cord is cut separating them from your shared placenta.
We will cast a tiny bit of your baby’s cord stump or dried placenta powder into resin and give you a choice of beads. You can see Nikki’s YouTube tutorials here and know that I never film without your permission. I’m considered an expert and offer advanced courses in making breastmilk jewellery, so you’re in safe hands. You might see my designs and stock images elsewhere because other breastmilk artists buy them from me over on Keepsaker Supplies (you’re welcome to buy from there if you’d rather DIY!)
placenta and umbilical cord bead colour options
You can pick one of our nineteen colour sparkle mixes, or choose “classic cord” for a piece set in clear resin with a white background. Click on this colour options page to see more info about each variation, including how we place each of the colours and shimmers. Each piece will look unique because of the natural colours of the umbilical cord and placenta powder and we can’t predict the results. Colours vary from white to red, black, pink and brown and everything in between.
You can add a first curl as an additional element to any of our umbilical cord and placenta keepsake pieces, just write what you’d like in the box above.
cord and placenta powder sending kits
We’ll send you a kit a week or so after you order and here’s some advice on sending it in, please read it. It’s really important you keep some ash back and don’t send too much. “Less is more” with keepsake jewellery.
*tw baby loss* If you are looking for a loss piece for a baby or child then please email Nikki on email@example.com with the subject line “Pro Bono”, who will try to reply straight away. We have a small fund available for these pieces and some instructions on our Non-Profit Baby Memorial page on how to save a first curl, placenta and umbilical cord if your baby is to be born sleeping and ash if they are cremated.
Umbilical Cord Bead
European Channel bead setting
All of our European beads have a hole size around 4.5mm and should fit most Pandora, Biagi or Chamilia bracelets etc. For an interesting history on the European charm beads have a look at this Wikipedia page.
Our channel bead cores are now available to be engraved with a few words. They can even be handstamped by request, please get in touch before you order to discuss! This listing is just for the charm bead itself and you can add bracelets and bead accessories here. Please check out our FAQ page before ordering
Nikki’s YouTube Tutorial
If you’d prefer to DIY this bead you can purchase supplies over on Keepsaker Supplies and follow a tutorial (channel beads coming soon). I have been teaching people how to make cremation ashes European style beads in person and online since 2016.
Social Media Reviews for our Placenta Powder and Umbilical Cord Charm Jewellery
*trigger warning – baby memorials*