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    Hi all,

    I've just started out as a maternity leave project and have made a few breastfeeding bracelets. I had seen these on a pregnancy/mother and baby forum and I wanted one, but couldn't find anywhere to buy them from in the UK (except a website making them with semi-precious stones which were gorgeous but very expensive) so I decided to make my own. I've never made jewelery before but am loving it. I've only made a few because I've run out of number 1 beads, but having troubing finding somewhere that sells the individual numbers rather than mixed packs (need five number 1's per bracelet).

    Anyway please have a look at my the pics in my album (can't post the pictures in my thread yet cos haven't done enough posts yet!) and let me know what you think. I also need ideas for selling if you have any....

    Thanks, Nicola.
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    I think they're lovely! Not sure about where to sell them other than getting a website up and running and promote it through the mother and baby forums that you're a member of...
    Lorna x

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    • #3
      Thanks, I was thinking the same, don't want to do anything until I get the number bead problem sorted out, but can't wait to get going properly.
      Nicola

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      • #4
        These are lovely, they should sell well.

        What about trying local mother & toddler groups as a lot of mums there will also have new babies, or know someone who has.

        The beads will no doubt be made in China so is it possible to trace as near to the actual manufacturing source as possible and buy them wholesale - which would mean buying in bulk? Would probably be quite a large initial outlay but would save you in the long run.

        Good luck

        ps Can I ask the significance of the numbers? Is it relating to time?

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        • #5
          Never seen these before.. (must be due to my sheltered life )

          I think its a great idea.. Looking good
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          • #6
            What a good idea. They're really cute.
            Best wishes
            Carole

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            • #7
              These are lovely - I would buy one but I'm not actually expecting let alone brest feeding - hehe! As for where to sell them, mother and baby groups sounds like a good idea. There are also mother and baby shows but I'm guessing the stall price would be a little bit high?
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              • #8
                Oh they are a good idea, ive never seen or heard of them before.

                But they are such a good idea. Especially with charm braclets being in at the moment too. I would use them & a fashion piece too.
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                • #9
                  They are gorgeous, and I can see that they'd be popular.

                  Never seen them before, and I breastfed four babies. It was a long time ago though!!

                  I must admit they'd probably have been no good for me. I just fed my babies whenever they cried, and they soon settled into their own pattern. I'd probably have forgotten to move the charm along! Having said that, I'd probably have bought one anyway!!!

                  As for mother and baby shows, the big ones are expensive, but I've been looking them up and there are small ones dotted about the country and they are really reasonable for a table.

                  Also try NCT groups?
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                  • #10
                    Thank you for your advice and encouragement!

                    Krafty1 - yes the numbers represent the 12 hour clock, with the 3 beads between number, you can use the spaces between the beads to count 15 minute intervals, that way you can remember what time you last fed the baby.

                    would be happy to order the number beads in bulk - not sure how I would find the factories that make them though.
                    Nicola

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                    • #11
                      if you find anyone that does individual numbers I would be interested in individual letters , as long as the holes are drilled top to bottom
                      I have the same problem , I make personalised bookmarks but use so many vowels and have to order a huge pack of letters I don't really need just to get the ones I do
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                      • #12
                        They are a great idea, I have seen them for sale on etsy. I made them but I didn't make with the numbers. I made them as a wrap to swap to the wrist to whichever breast baby fed from last. Good luck with them i'm sure they will sell very well for you. Perhaps try etsy!

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                        • #13
                          They look really good. I could have done with one of those. Too late now!

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                          • #14
                            They're a great idea, although you might want to consider a different name for them, something catchier like hmmm I don't really know... ''yum time bangles'' haha I dunno! but you could perhaps market them for other things, maybe older people taking tablets or something?!
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                            • #15
                              Funnily enough I did a jewellery sale at a Mother and Toddler group a couple of weeks ago and a lady bought one of my bigger childrens stretchy bracelets (she had small wrists) for that exact reason. She had broken hers that morning! Selina

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