placenta and umbilical cord bead
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 an umbilical cord or placenta charm bead encased in crystal clear UV resin. There’s a really informative DIY placenta encapsulation video here on YouTube but please be warned, it’s very graphic!
placenta and umbilical cord bead colour options
You can pick one of our eight colour 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.
We can add your loved one or pet’s birthstone as a natural birthstone, just choose it from the menu. The pages there give examples of pieces we have made for clients in the past. Each birthstone will look different depending on your colour choice and the natural colours of the ash.
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 Pro Bono Baby Loss page on how to save hair, placenta and umbilical cord if your baby is to be born sleeping and ash if they are cremated.
Umbilical Cord Bead
European Keepsake Charm Findings
All of our European charm beads come with solid silver Tree of Opals branded cores that fit nicely on Pandora and Trollbead bracelets as part of your collection. Our charm insert hole size is around 4.5mm. For an interesting history on European charm beads have a look at this Wikipedia page.