Posted by Amy McGlade on January 31, 2016
Instructions for Preserving BreastMilk
Items you require from your own kitchen cupboard.
Step 1 Heat – take 5mls of your room temperature BreastMilk and heat using the double boiler method described below.
Step 2 Add – Add the entire Baby Bee Hummingbirds Milky Mumma Magic element into the small pot which contains your heated BreastMilk. Begin stirring until your preserved BreastMilk is the consistency of a thick gum paste (Your preserved BreastMilk should sit firmly on your spatula).
Step 3 Spread – Spread your preserved BreastMilk thinly onto baking paper using provided spatula and store in a cool dry clean environment. Clean and set spatula aside.
Step 4 Dry – Leave your preserved BreastMilk to dry for 48 hours. After 48 hours grind the preserved BreastMilk into a fine dust using either a mortar and pestal or crushing with a spoon on a flat surface. You have now crafted your very own Milky Mumma Magic Dust.
Instruction for crafting a piece of Jewellery with your Milky Mumma Magic Dust, Babies Cord Stump, Encapsulated Placenta Pill, loved ones Ashes or any dry inclusion.
Prepare Crafting Area – refer to our blog at www.babybeehummingbirds.com.au for pictures, hints and tips.
(Shimmers, Flecks or Micas – if colouring your creation).
Step 1 – Pour 4mls of Part A (resin) into the measuring cup provided. Add 2mls of Part B (hardener) into the same measuring cup to make a total of 6mls.
You now have 20 minutes to craft before the resin mixture begins to set.
Step 2 – Stir slowly for 2 ½ minutes.
Step 3 – Add a pinch ( please refer to photos for a visual guide) of your Milky Mumma Magic Dust, Babies Cord Sump, Encapsulated Placenta Pill, loved ones Ashes or any dry element into the 6ml of Resin mix – stir slowly.
~ LESS is more with Milky Mumma Magic Dust ~
Step 4 – Add a dash of Shimmer Tint, Mica Flake or Bright Fleck to this mixture until you have achieved your desired tones – stir slowly.
Step 5 – Let rest for 2 minutes, then skim off any bubbles.
( Extra Step for Feather Rings ) Mold both the Blue & White putty into a small ball. Firmly place this little ball on the underside of the Ring opening. This creates a removable base for dripping in the mixture.
Step 6 – Pour slowly into mold or drip into bezels (eg ring or earring bases held upright in blu tac)
( Extra Step for Crystal Pendant ) Thread the stick through the small silver fittings hole. Place the fitting in the middle of the Crystal. The stick will keep the fitting straight & can be removed once dry.
Step 7 – Leave to set for 12 hours. You have now crafted your very own piece of BreastMilk and Keepsake Jewellery.
( Extra Step for Feather Rings ) Remove the little blue ball from your ring.
( Extra Step for Crystal Pendant ) Remove little stick.
( If Crystal is hard to remove - place in freezer for 5 mins & push it out from the bottom ).