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« on: January 27, 2009 01:11:01 PM »

Here are some necklace pendants I made for baby shower gifts and/or expecting parents. I also thought of the purpose of using them as a mini-urn. For instance, if a baby dies and a family member wants to keep some of the ashes. It's an idea I haven't really suggested to many people.

The bottles are wire-wrapped with a charm of baby's feet on it, and small bead charm.

The corks are removable, so that you can add your own things. Maybe a baby's first haircut? First tooth to fall out? Nail clippings? Perhaps a fragment of a favorite baby blanket to keep for later years? It's your choice what you put in the bottle! Anything that will fit!

Each bottle will hold 2ml.




The beads on this bottle are a pale blue theme, possibly to denote a baby boy?



The beads on this bottle are a pale pink theme, possibly to denote a baby girl?




The beads on this bottle are a yellow theme, for either a boy or a girl.

So what do you think?
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« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2009 01:20:32 PM »

i think they're lovely and as a keepsake there is so much that you can do with the simple design you provided.

however, the idea of a 'mini-urn' is a bit morbid and best kept to yourself...the last thing a prosepctive parent would want to hear about is the death of their wee one.
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« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2009 01:42:49 PM »

Very cute.  Cheesy I like how the beads are transparent.

But please, no mini urn!  Shocked That might freak people out a bit.

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« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2009 01:44:08 PM »

I also suggest a green one for either gender.
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« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2009 01:44:56 PM »

however, the idea of a 'mini-urn' is a bit morbid and best kept to yourself...the last thing a prosepctive parent would want to hear about is the death of their wee one.

Hehe. That was my thought, too. This was the only place I'd mentioned it at all. I want to do some more specific bottles with the "urn" theme, though, I think.
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« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2009 01:45:25 PM »

I also suggest a green one for either gender.

I thought about that, too. I think I'll do that.
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« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2009 01:46:22 PM »

I dont think the mini-urn idea is morbid at all! Miscarriages and still births happen all the time, unfortunately. I think this would be a beautiful way of keeping a little bit of the baby (or any cremated person for that matter) close by. I dont think the OP was going to suggest that to random pregnant women. The bottles are an awesome idea and would make great keepsakes, regardless of the item(s) inside... great idea!!!
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« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2009 02:38:06 PM »

I'm with the previous poster.  I think that this would be a lovely container for ashes should such a sad occasion arise.  If you do a little research, I'm sure you could find an appropriate way to market it.  I'd start by searching for other goods and services that cater to a similar population.  For example there are organizations that do portraits of and for families who have just lost an infant or a pregnancy.

These are lovely.
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« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2009 02:56:24 PM »

My bestfriend says the greatest gift she ever got was from her Grandson.  He lives across the state from her.

He wrapped up a seemingly empty box and gave it her.  When she opened it, he told her that he put some of the love that he had for her in it. It was only "some" of the love because he had so much that he thought he better give her some...And if she ever needed to feel extra loved, she could take some out.  He'd fill it back up for her again later on.

I can see these bottle being something like that.  Perhaps filled with the love and joy that new parents have with the new baby that can be sent to a Grandparent, aunt/uncle or best friend?
A way of saying.....we love you and wish you were here.  I'd love that kind of gift myself. 

Just another suggestion for you to consider!
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« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2009 04:43:42 PM »

My bestfriend says the greatest gift she ever got was from her Grandson.  He lives across the state from her.

He wrapped up a seemingly empty box and gave it her.  When she opened it, he told her that he put some of the love that he had for her in it. It was only "some" of the love because he had so much that he thought he better give her some...And if she ever needed to feel extra loved, she could take some out.  He'd fill it back up for her again later on.

I can see these bottle being something like that.  Perhaps filled with the love and joy that new parents have with the new baby that can be sent to a Grandparent, aunt/uncle or best friend?
A way of saying.....we love you and wish you were here.  I'd love that kind of gift myself. 

Just another suggestion for you to consider!


Wow! That's so sweet! A great idea! I'll definitely have to keep that in mind. It makes me feel like my bottles can be even more special now.
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