The morning of my C-section I removed all my jewellery. That was over two and a half years ago and other than my wedding/engagement/eternity set which went back on later that day; dealing with grabby little hands and a drooly mouth has ensured that the rest stayed off.
Now that Dexter is older I’m starting to consider jewellery again, nervously because my first attempt at dusting off the sparkle ended with a snapped chain, a tearful search of the carpark where it snapped and a very nearly lost precious-to-me pendant. I say very nearly because the pendant was thankfully caught by my bustline and funnelled into my bra, although I didn’t realise that until later than evening when it fell to the floor as I undressed.
I’m not the only mum who has given up jewellery or had a few mishaps when wearing it around children. Mum to three boys and brain behind Honeysnaps, Liz started her business when she realised it had been almost 5 years since she last wore a necklace or jewellery.
Honeysnaps specialises in affordable stylish, functional and most importantly durable jewellery for mums. Honeysnaps jewellery pieces are made from semi-precious gemstones, wooden beads, resin and acrylic charms strung onto strong cotton. Knots are tied in the cotton either side of each stone, bead or charm to ensure safety and most necklaces feature a fabulous magnetic clasp that is strong enough to secure the necklace but will break free when a child pulls on it, saving the necklace from breaking. Necklaces without a clasp have simple knots securing the ends, some of which are adjustable for those who like a longer or shorter look.
I am really in love with the clasp on the necklaces, Dexter likes to grab my necklaces and the clasp stays put while he plays with the beads yet releases as soon as he pulls with any strength. The necklaces are durable, I’ve worn mine wrapped twice around my wrist as a bracelet as well as around my neck and it’s survived quite a few knocks, Dexter has even run off with it, putting it on as a necklace and using it as a ‘rope’ to play cowboy with (yeah I put a stop to that one pretty quickly).
Liz is always on the lookout for stylish and practical jewellery for mums of all ages and I’m really looking forward to seeing what she adds next.
To celebrate the launch of Honeysnaps, I have a $50 voucher to give away. To enter simply visit honeysnaps.com.au and then come back here to tell me your favourite piece in the range and answer the following question: Out of all the things you gave up doing/wearing for your kids, what do you miss the most?
This giveaway ended on 20th September 2012.