LAKE JACKSON, Texas – A mother wanting to create a keepsake of her time with her young children came up with the idea of jewelry made from breast milk.
Bridgette Boudreaux tells KTRK in Texas that she makes the jewelry by taking breast milk and adding preservatives, and letting it sit in the refrigerator.
She says within a week, the milk is a solid that you can mold into different shapes. From there Boudreaux adds designs and colors. With a top coat resin, it hardens and protects the milk keepsake.
“Each breast milk pearl is a different shade of cream to white so you’re getting what came from you. No two are alike,” Boudreaux told KTRK.
The stay at home mom says she has sold hundreds of pieces in the past year and the requests keep getting more elaborate. She is even making jewelry out of placentas, hair and umbilical cords. They range from $50 to $200.
Boudreaux’s Facebook page is full of messages from thankful women.