Giveaway: Breastmilk Pendant – $75 ARV CLOSED

April 22nd, 2012 by Dionna | 111 Comments
Posted in Carnival of Weaning, Closed, Feed with Love and Respect, natural parenting, Reviews and Giveaways

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This is a giveaway of a $75 Gift Certificate for a Hollyday Designs Breastmilk Pendant, a visual keepsake to wear yourself and then pass on to your child. One lucky reader will win a gift certificate for $75! Please find the section marked “Win it!” for the mandatory entry and optional bonus entries.

About Hollyday Designs and Breastmilk Jewelry

Holly of Hollyday Designs knows how beautiful the breastfeeding relationship is. She also knows what it means for it to end. She writes:

Breastfeeding has changed my life, expanded my mind, and connected me to my boys in ways I could have never imagined. I am so very passionate about my children and amazed that my milk has helped them grow so beautifully. What an extraordinary power to MAKE MILK, and I would do anything to preserve that forever. . . . To see that precious milk preserved forever is beautiful to me and I hope you agree.

While breastfeeding is a much lauded and celebrated experience, weaning does not always enjoy such positivity. The weaning process can be bittersweet for a number of reasons. Finding a way to commemorate and celebrate weaning can leave both mama and child with a much happier outlook.

Hollyday Designs offers several different types of breastmilk pendants that you can wear on a necklace, as well as a breastmilk pendant bracelet and a breastmilk pendant ring. These pendants will “last as a visual keepsake that you can pass to your children as they become parents.”

Holly offers a variety of pendants. For those of us who love a splash of color, you can choose the pendant that I opted for – a pendant in a bezel stamped setting. You can ask Holly for a certain color background, or you can send in your own paper. I had two pretty pieces of scrapbook paper that I thought would be gorgeous backgrounds, and I sent both in – you can see the fronts of my pendants in the picture above.

Your bezel color can be sterling plate or antiqued copper, and Holly will stamp a name and/or date on the back of the pendant. I decided to go ahead and get two pendants, one is stamped with Kieran, the other with Ailia. While Ailia is still far, far from weaning at almost 5 months old, I took advantage of Holly’s half price offer for a second pendant.

For anyone who would like to order a second item in Holly’s shop, she has a buy one get one half price policy.

hollyday vintage filigree locket milk pendant

The vintage filigree locket pendant in Holly’s shop is gorgeous, and I thought long and hard about getting this one. I love antique (and antique-looking) jewelry, and this locket is so sweet! Holly chose this locket for mamas who want something more discreet.


Other pendants come in petite or large sizes, you can choose round, oval, square or rectangle. For your milk bead design, Holly can do a heart, flower, teardrop, star, oval, cross, or hand print.

There are pendants with double, triple and quadruple milk beads, pendants encircled in stamped rings, and a milk bead in a sweet little copper cup. And if this snazzy lucky penny pendant had been available when I ordered, I would have snatched it up in a heartbeat!

So how does she get the milk into those pendants? It is a mystery! All we know is that it “is a lengthy process that has many steps, each step requiring several days, and it is important the resin cures completely.”

Even though it is a complicated process, Holly was very prompt in getting my pedants made and back to me. She was also very kind and happy to answer questions via Etsy messaging.

If you are reaching the end of your breastfeeding journey, I encourage you to explore how you can celebrate this change in your life and the life of your child. Breastmilk jewelry by Hollyday Designs is a beautiful keepsake that you can wear as a sweet reminder of the bond you formed while nursing your little one.

You can read more about the process, what to expect, care of your jewelry, and more at Holly’s blog.

Please note: Holly is taking a break from orders for the next couple of months. She will return in the summer (probably in August), and the giveaway winner will be able to place her order once Holly returns.

BUY IT!

You can order your own breastmilk jewelry from Hollyday Designs on Etsy.

And just for readers of Code Name: Mama, you can take an extra 10% off once Holly returns this summer through September 1st; use coupon code codenamemama10.

WIN IT!

For your own chance to win a gift certificate for $75 to Hollyday Designs, enter by leaving a comment and using our Rafflecopter system below.

One winner will receive a gift certificate for $75. Contest is open WORLDWIDE.

MANDATORY ENTRY: Tell us which of the Hollyday Designs Breastmilk Jewelry you would choose! You must enter your name and email address in the Rafflecopter entry system for your entry to count, after leaving a comment on this blog post.

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111 Responses to:
"Giveaway: Breastmilk Pendant – $75 ARV CLOSED"

  1. I love the heart breastmilk pendants!! What a beautiful idea!

  2. Ashley C

    I love this and saw her work awhile ago. Thought it was an amazing idea! I am coming up on 12mos nursing my daughter (after failing to successfully nurse her brother) so I am very excited and this would be an awesome way to commemorate that!

  3. Jessica

    These are amazing! I love all of them but this is the one I would choose:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/70334005/vintage-filigree-locket-milk-pendant
    I would have a heart milk bead. Really I would like a second one to pass down to my daughter when she has her first baby. Breastfeeding has meant so much to my relationships with my children and I hope that someday it will to her as well. This is the perfect way to remember the beginnings of our mother/child relationships.

  4. Flower

    Thanks so much for posting this! I had lost the link for these lovely items and really wanted to order one! xx

  5. Meggin D

    I would love to win one of these! But how to choose? I love the mother and child… and so many more!
    Thank you!

  6. pops

    The Lucky Penny Milk Pendant looks very nice.

  7. Staci   staci359

    I love this lucky penny breastmilk pendant!!
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/76409511/lucky-penny-milk-pendant

  8. Brandi Elam   shakymommy

    I’ve never seen anything like this before. How interesting! I love this one:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/88659308/large-milk-pendant-in-bezel-stamped
    I like it in the sterling and I’d love that turquoise background like the listing shows. I’d put my son’s name on the back. I nursed all three of my kids but he’s my youngest and the longest to nurse and this has been a very special time for us!

  9. I love the pendant you chose, love the colourful background :)

  10. Bianca

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/76409511/lucky-penny-milk-pendant

    I like the lucky penny because my daughter’s name is Penelope!

  11. Kathleen Lester

    I have loved this shop for so long! It’s a hard choice. I kind of am leaning toward the bezel setting you posted above.

  12. Brittany Blankenship

    AWESOME giveaway! thanks!

  13. Christine

    I like the vintage filigree locket pendant.

  14. Pam M   TexBaritone

    Neat idea. I would like the large oval with the heart design.

  15. Kristin Miller

    I love the idea of the milk pendant as a reminder of the last year I have spent nursing my son.

    I love the Large Double Milk Pendant in Bezel Stamped Setting.

  16. I love the milk pendant in the bezel stamped setting. This is a great idea. I would use the paper I am using for my daughter’s 1st birthday invitations as the background and have the two stars put in, since our last name is the Spanish for “star”. These are great!!

  17. Erin Zemaitis

    I LOVE these! Almost as much as I have loved breastfeeding, we’re going on 8 months now and it makes me weepy to even think about weaning! I like the plain petite double dot one, http://www.etsy.com/listing/53888110/petite-double-milk-pendant

  18. Michelle Jefferies

    I’d love to win this! I am a lay breastfeeding counselor, and at one time a LLL leader in training. I am the mother of seven breastfed children and nursed for over 100 months. I have one container of breastmilk left im my freezer from my toddler. PICK ME!!!!!!

  19. Delayna Harris

    What a great idea! Love this!

  20. Delayna Harris

    I love the oval 3 heart pendant.

  21. Ale Hollingsworth

    I love the star oval pendant with lilac background. It’s beautiful. I hope I win.
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/76406985/large-milk-pendant-displays-your-childs

  22. Mary Horowitz   maryhorowitz

    I’d choose this one: http://www.etsy.com/listing/53888110/petite-double-milk-pendant

    Thank you so much for the giveaway!

  23. Lisa Messi

    I would love the locket pendant!

  24. Genna B

    I would get the filigree locket pendant. We had a hellish time establishing BFing bc of some medical issues, and I wound up exclusively pumping for my daughter for 16 months and donating almost 7000oz to other mothers and the milk bank. I really want to commemorate our experience and can’t afford one of these pendants on my own. I hope I can win.

  25. Lauren

    I’d love a heart shape!

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