Mom makes jewelry out of breast milk

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Artists and craftsmen can make jewelry out of some pretty unusual things, but what about breast milk?

Bridgette Boudreaux of Texas said she wanted a constant reminder of her breastfeeding experience -- that's how she came up with making a piece of jewelry using her own breast milk.

Boudreaux admitted that when people first hear that she makes jewelry out of breast milk, their first reaction is usually, "Yuck!"

"Actually, I love the genuine reaction because you can see the confusion on their face," Boudreaux said.

Women from all over the world are seeing her Facebook page and also asking for something indelible to remember their breastfeeding experience.

"For a lot of women, breastfeeding is a struggle that they've overcome," Boudreaux said. "They really want to wear it proudly. I did this."

Boudreaux said it took her about a year of trial and error to come up with the process she uses.

"I have ones from when I started that started to turn brown or yellow, so I really needed to combat that," Boudreaux said. "So I found the perfect additive to preserve the breast milk. It's no longer in liquid form."

Customers send her about half an ounce of breast milk and about 10 weeks later they have a ring, necklace or earrings made from their own milk.

The mothers can then share what the jewelry is made of or keep it to themselves.

Boudreaux said she also makes jewelry out of cremated ashes.

"I really feel for my customers," Boudreaux said. "Every piece has a unique story and I take that seriously."

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