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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Contest closes May 23, 2012 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time.

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

  1. Emily Han

    I think these are so precious. I really like the petite double pendant…a perfect symbol of my nursling and me.
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/53888110/petite-double-milk-pendant

  2. Jenny

    I have been saving for the filigree locket to pass down to my daughter, now 18 months old. I hope I don’t put this off until it is too late. Been a long time fan of your blog. Thanks for all the time and energy you put into it!

  3. Cassy M

    I would LOVE one of these! They are simply beautiful.

  4. Mindy

    I would love an oval pendant with a star bead, or maybe 2 stars.

  5. Megan

    I love the Circle of Life Stamped Milk Pendant.

  6. Jazmon

    These are beautiful, I would love to win one!

  7. Shannon at The Artful Mama   The_ArtsyMama

    I’d love to have a breastmilk pendant bracelet with my boys’ names in it. http://www.etsy.com/listing/56850149/milk-pendant-bracelet-displays-your?ref=cat_gallery_20

  8. Laura Williams

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/53713025/copper-cup-milk-pendant

    Ooooo! I want THIS one!! Many a “cups” I have filled! :)

  9. Julia @ A Little Bit of All of It

    I like the Large Double Milk Pendant.

  10. TopHat   TopHat8855

    I would love the mother and two milk pendant!

  11. Carla Garcia

    i like the large heart milk pendant

  12. Melissa   vibreantwanderer

    I love the petit milk pendants, especially the circle. Simple, and perfect :)
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/55370544/petite-milk-pendant

  13. Kay

    I am totally in love with filigree pendant! It’s so beautiful….exactly as you’d want such a special keepsake to be.

  14. I can’t link to the pendant I’d want because the shop is closed, but I’ve looked at all of her stuff in the past and there isn’t one I wouldn’t be honored to own! anktangle@gmail.com

  15. Leonie   birthjourneysau

    These are lovely! I really love the filigree one. I have been longing for a locket as a mother’s keepsake – I would have their names engraved on the back.

  16. Christian Lindsay

    I love each of the breast milk pendants i think its a very neat idea and have been wanting one for a while now

  17. Andrea C   mamacampbell

    I love these! My hubby ordered one for me for mother’s day that should be arriving soon & I really want to get one of the penny milk pendants (http://www.etsy.com/listing/76409511/lucky-penny-milk-pendant) made for one of my son’s milk donor mamas! <3

  18. I’ve been looking at these pendants for quite some time. I never felt it was the ‘right’ time to buy though. I’ll be having my 3rd baby soon, and I love the 3 heart pendant…

  19. Kristy G.

    Vintage locket please!!

  20. Shannah

    I would love to win a large heart shaped bevel pendant with colored or clear glass… Hard to decide, they’re all so goregous!!

  21. I’m not weaning yet but I’d love to win the Vintage Filigree Locket Milk Pendant

  22. Jessica

    I soooo want one of these. I’d love to win this one http://www.etsy.com/listing/95912398/vintage-filigree-locket-milk-pendant . We are in the process (a slow one) of weaning my daughter and I would love to have this to pass down to her when she gets older. For now, it will be a sweet reminder of our wonderful journey together.

  23. jani   janice_lys

    amazing! never know breast milk can be made into pendant! Love them all!

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