Umbilical Cord Bead

(4 customer reviews)

£70£80 inc. Vat

Umbilical cord bead with your baby’s cord or placenta encased in resin, with different resin colour options. We will post you a sending kit. You can choose engraving or add a laser engraved washer here.



bead core engraving

You can choose laser engraved text and emojis or a laser engraved image (like partial fingerprints or handwriting). For emojis please write *heart emoji* etc instead of pasting



Placenta or umbilical cord bead for Chamilia and Pandora bracelets. 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.

adding hair
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 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 Keepsake Charm Bead 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 bead insert hole size is around 4.5mm. For an interesting history on European charm beads have a look at this Wikipedia page.



Our placenta and umbilical cord bead cores are now available to be engraved with a few words – just choose the blank core then add your engraving

Engraved cremation ashes bead, pink sparkle mix and gold leaf
Engraved bead core, pink sparkle mix and gold leaf

If you’d like a longer quote, more names and dates of birth etc we recommend you add a separate laser engraved washer here they sit around the bead on your bracelet. You can see our memorial quotes here for inspiration

umbilical cord charm with unicorn white resin sparkle mix, shown with an engraved charm washer in Arial font
umbilical cord charm with unicorn white, shown with an engraved charm washer in Arial font

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

Social Media Reviews for our Placenta Powder and Umbilical Cord Charm Beads

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Thanks to Tree of Opals for developing such a great piece to remember Riley by. Thank you for everyone’s support over these past few months.

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This listing is just for the charm bead itself and you can find charm accessories here. Please check out our FAQ page before ordering

Additional information

colour sparkle mix

classic cord (no colour or sparkle), unicorn white, fairy pink, orchid purple, aegean blue, mermaid teal, angelic aqua, basilisk green, chimera yellow, tangerine orange, dragon's blood, vampire black, goddess golden, dolphin silver, pearly pink, pearly purple, pearly blue, pearly green, pearly gold, pearly red

precious metal

sterling silver

core style

Always With Me, blank (for engraving), Tree of Opals, Forever In My Heart ♥

4 reviews for Umbilical Cord Bead

  1. Abi (verified owner)

    I absolutely love this piece. I had kept hold of my little boy’s umbilical cord stump but it was just loose in a drawer. Now it is a beautiful piece of jewellery, and will be preserved forever. Umbi cord is surprisingly gorgeous set into resin. I love it!

  2. Emma (verified owner)

    I love my umbilical cord stump charm very much and the genuine opal adds a beautiful shimmer to it. The charm was made from the stumps of my two babies and will be treasured forever. Thank you so much!

  3. Tylerchloerush (verified owner)

    My charm arrived this morning and I can’t believe how beautiful it is. Such a special piece that symbolises the bond between me and my baby and something that I can treasure forever. I absolutely love it and was definitely worth the wait, already looking to order another piece.

  4. Samantha Stevens (verified owner)

    I love all my pieces, I can’t get over how amazing they look. Nikki went out of the way to ensure I was happy and sent me a proof for each piece of my order. She made my elements into tiny stars which I love! My daughter is my shining star.

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