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Turning mothers’ milk into treasured mementos

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Media captionTurning breast milk into special mementoes

The word jewellery conjures up images of precious materials like platinum, rubies, emeralds and diamonds.

However, it can also be made from something that is much more precious for babies – breast-milk.

Parents across Northern Ireland are using the bespoke pieces to celebrate and celebrate their breastfeeding experiences.

Image copyright Bramwell family Image caption Baby Rhys succumbed three months ago

Rhys Bramwell was merely seven-and-a-half months old when he died from a heart condition.

His mothers, Kelly and Paul, have kept Rhys’ memory close to their hearts by creating special mementoes, including a ring, earrings and a heart-shaped memory stone – all made utilizing Kelly’s breast-milk.

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