Mother’s Day Wishes- Mommy Jewelry Sturdy and Purdy Nursing Necklace giveaway

Want something pretty for mommy?  Need something to help your distracted little one at the breast?  Take care of both with a beautiful, handmade nursing necklace.  Mommy Jewelry Sturdy and Purdy, a TLB sponsor (and fellow Leaky) has a whole shop full of such creations.  Jeemaa, the Leaky behind the shop, is offering up two of her hand crafted necklaces and a Mother’s Day wish for all moms.  I had the chance to interview Jeemaa and am excited to share more about this woman that I’ve come to know as beautiful both inside and out and her craftsmanship (I have 5 of her necklaces and they are all among my favorite pieces to wear) to be stunning quality.

Jeemaa with her son Zachary

TLB:  What should TLB readers know about Mommy Jewelry Sturdy and Purdy?

Jeemaa:  My name is Jeemaa and I am a stay at home mom to a busy two year old boy. All my nursing and teething ring necklaces are hand-made by me. My goal is to create unique, natural and beautiful pieces that can be enjoyed by both mommy and baby.

 

TLB:  How did Mommy Jewelry Sturdy and Purdy come to be?

Jeemaa:  I have always enjoyed beading and mostly made bridal jewelry and nature inspired whimsical jewelry in the past. My mama necklace idea started with one of my best friend’s custom necklace request and my own experience with my baby boy. When my son was about four months old, my friend asked me to make a nursing necklace for her. I got some pretty beads with different shapes and textures and made one for her and one for myself. I wanted the necklace to be durable and functional – interesting enough to grab babies’ attention but pretty enough that it can be worn as everyday jewelry. My friend loved it and so did my son! He used to get very easily distracted during nursing, especially in public. And with the necklace he was more focused. He loved the natural donut stone and really enjoyed exploring the beads. He fiddled with it while I waited in a checkout line or changed his diaper. He tugged on it instead of pulling my hair. I was so excited that I posted the necklace pictures on Facebook and it didn’t take long before another mommy wanted one.

 

TLB:  What was your favorite mother’s day present to receive?

Jeemaa:  I love opening a card from my husband! He is a man of a few words but always says the sweetest things. And of course, the cards with my son’s cute scribbled notes that I adore! They are without a doubt the best presents! I also love herb plants even if they seem to get eaten by rabbits every year!

 

TLB:  What do you wish for all mothers this mother’s day?

Jeemaa:  Mamas, I wish you all to have the most wonderful Mother’s Day! Life can get so hectic at times and it is hard to find time to just relax. Busy or not so busy, I wish you all a day pampered with the love of your families and kiddos!

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Jeemaa has made 2 beautiful necklaces she’s giving away.

Necklace 1: http://www.etsy.com/listing/87486307/hip-mama-nursing-necklace-with-orange

Value: $14.50 US; Free shipping USA and Canada; International shipping fee will be paid by the winner.

The lovely 35 mm Orange Magnesite pendant is complimented by vibrant Fire Agate, dark green Russian Serpentine and green Dragon Vein Agate beads. The beads are secured by knots, and will not spill if they break. The small wooden bead is finished with Certified Organic Flaxseed oil and is movable. Your necklace will come packaged beautifully.

 

Necklace 2: http://www.etsy.com/listing/78309667/happy-baby-all-wood-nursing-teething

Value: $ 11.50 US; Free shipping USA and Canada; International shipping fee will be paid by the winner.

This all natural maple ring measures 2 1/2 inches. The textured wooden bead is about 3/4 inch. The teething ring and the wooden beads are all finished with Certified Organic Flaxseed oil. It is safe for your little one to chomp on while you are wearing it. The necklace is adjustable up to 28 inches with a Sliding Knot.

I create my jewelry in my loving home with baby’s laughter, fun music and family conversations, so when you receive your necklace, it will be infused with love and happiness. Wear it when nursing, wear it short or long. Your necklace will come packaged beautifully.

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Good luck to everyone!  Please use the widget below to be entered and be sure to visit Mommy Jewelry Sturdy and Purdy in My lil’ Market to see more of Jeemaa’s work and get to know this company that makes it a priority to support breastfeeding moms through their sponsorship of TLB.  This giveaway is open from May 10, 2012 through May 17, 2012.  Jeemaa has offered incredible support of TLB and all breastfeeding women, please be sure to visit the Mommy Jewelry Sturdy and Purdy Facebook page and thank them for their support of TLB and this giveaway opportunity.

This giveaway is open to international entries though international entrants may be required to pay shipping.

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  1. Rebekah says:

    I absolutely love the Cherry Blossom Statement Nursing Necklace!

  2. I would pick the hip mama necklace! I love orange.

  3. I like the natural maple ring one, but they are all beautiful! I have wanted a nursing necklace since I had my first baby, but I never got one! Winning this would be awesome! 🙂

  4. I absolutely love the all wood ring necklace! I was actually unknowingly in her etsy shop last night looking at that one!

  5. Carie Hajek says:

    Jeemaa is an amazingly talented artist and a kind person. Thank you Jeemaa, for participating in this give away! I love your work!

  6. carly glover says:

    i have really been wanting a maple ring necklace!!

  7. I’d love a maple ring necklace 🙂

  8. jessica says:

    I love the natural look of the wood one, but both are pretty awesome! Happy mommies day!

  9. kris walker says:

    Beautiful stuff! Lov it! Thanks for the giveaway!

  10. Love the wooden one, it’s gorgeous!

  11. So pretty!! I love them both!! The Orange Magnesite would be my choice! Gorgeous!! 🙂

  12. I LOVE the all maple ring necklaces! Would love to have any one of them!

  13. Amy Lee Rife says:

    I like the maple ring necklace.

  14. I loved the Mama’s Blooming Garden necklaces! (of course – they all look awesome!)

  15. Meagan Mohr says:

    Love the maple ring necklace!

  16. Amy Barnes says:

    I love the maple teething necklace!

  17. I like them all! Thanks!

  18. I think this one is my favorite:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/86704593/nursing-necklace-with-3-inch-teething
    I love the combination of the wood and turquoise!

  19. ashley m says:

    I love them all!

  20. I *LOVE* the Hip Hip Mama and Purple and White Swirl…..but I think I’d definitely have to go with the Hip Hip Mama ;^)

  21. Amy Phillips says:

    I like the teething necklaces. My DS is nearing that stage, so this would be super handy and very pretty.

  22. Heather H says:

    I like the maple wooden ring!

  23. Gretchen says:

    Beautiful

  24. LeAndra Purvis says:

    I love the blooming garden necklace with the flower! So cute!

  25. Jenifer W. says:

    I love the natural wood necklace. My 9 month old would really enjoy it.

  26. Jeanette says:

    These are very unique and beautiful.

  27. I love her necklaces! I have been wanting an orange one for a while now!

  28. Rebecca Ring says:

    My 5 month old has been driving me crazy with his busy little hands, always pulling fistfulls of my hair/clothes — the natural wood teething neclace would be a godsend for keeping him focused, and helping me keep more of my hair haha!

  29. Rebecca Ring says:

    My 5 month old has been driving me crazy with his busy little hands always pulling fistfuls of my hair/clothing — the natural wood necklace would be a godsend for keeping him focused, and helping me keep more of my hair haha!

  30. Samantha says:

    Omg:) the nursing necklaces are adorable! Love them both:):)

  31. Jessica says:

    What beautiful jewelry for mom that is also safe and useful for baby! I love the necklace with the hematite pendant 🙂

  32. Jessica says:

    What beautiful jewelry for mom that is also safe and useful for baby! I love the necklace with the hematite pendant 🙂

  33. Deborah B says:

    I love the all wood necklace. So simple yet elegant.

  34. I love the colorful one. I told my hubby I might need him to order another one from her etsy shop since there are so many cute designs! just started nursing my 2nd son who was born last friday!!

  35. Claire Reeve says:

    The Orange one is beautiful! And, Orange just happens to be my favorite color! 🙂

  36. christine says:

    I would choose the gentle waves nursing necklace

  37. Erica Kotabish says:

    Everything is beautiful!!

  38. Michelle says:

    I love the orange one! The maple one is gorgeous too! Beautiful artwork! 🙂

  39. Love the all-wood one

  40. love the orange necklace, really cute!

  41. tiffany says:

    Beautiful! Whoever wins this is one lucky mama!

  42. Very nice idea. Could have used this with many babies. Would gladly wear either now but I think I like the Orange one best 🙂

  43. Lourdes says:

    Love the Hip Mama nursing necklace!

  44. Kristy Cronkrite says:

    Love the Maple Ring!

  45. Jenna Parsons says:

    The Cherry Blossom Statement Nursing Necklace!

  46. Leslie Gluck says:

    I love the Nomad Mama Nursing Necklace!

  47. Katelyn says:

    Love these necklaces!

  48. Katelyn says:

    Love them!

  49. Heck, I like all of her necklaces! Mama’s Blooming garden necklace caught my eye. But seriously, I like all of the necklaces I’ve seen!

  50. Deborah Dowdle says:

    Mama Cheetah Statement necklace is my favorite!!

  51. Those are beautiful. I really live the natural maple.

  52. Christine says:

    love the Cherry Blossom Statement Nursing Necklace

  53. Cindy B says:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/87486850/mamas-well-being-baltic-amber-necklace
    Is my favorite necklace ~ thanks for a great giveaway.

  54. Sherry Nicole says:

    My favorite is the Cherry Blossom Statement Nursing Necklace 40mm Cherry Quartz. I wish I had one with my daughter I will have to get one now for my son! Thank you for the giveaway!!

  55. I like the orange hip mama necklace!

  56. Lena Kilburn says:

    i LOVE the hip mama necklace in orange!

  57. Lauralee says:

    My favorite is the Mama’s blooming garden

  58. Ann Shepich says:

    I like most all of the wood necklaces! Very cute!

  59. Valarie says:

    I love this one http://www.etsy.com/listing/89571215/mamas-blooming-garden-nursing-necklace. I wouldn’t mind wearing with almost everything I own.

  60. The tiger ebony with the turquoise is beautiful. I love dark wood.

  61. I love the nursing heart necklace, and I know Lily will love it too!

  62. I love the Nursing Necklace with 3 inch Teething Ring and Mosaic Turquoise Pendant!

  63. Love the wood and hematite necklace! Super cute!
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/85710148/nursing-necklace-with-a-maple-ring-and

  64. Crystal says:

    I love the all wood one!

  65. All the necklaces are beautiful! My favorite is Mama’s Blooming Garden Nursing Necklace with Turquoise Flower Pendant.

  66. Lynette says:

    I like the Nursing Necklace Turquoise Joy and the Nursing Necklace with 3 inch Teething Ring and Mosaic Turquoise Pendant.

  67. Teething necklace would be very helpful right now!

  68. Hillary Dana-Rumi says:

    I love the orange one!

  69. I like the cherry blossom statement necklace best.

  70. I love the necklace I ordered awhile ago… I like the orange one since I have one with a teether ring one it.

  71. I love the necklace I ordered awhile ago… I like the orange one since I have one with a teether ring one it…also I can’t pick one favorite, I like the cherry blossom, the hip hop and the gentle waves.

  72. Bianca Munoz says:

    I’ve always wanted one of these. I think my little guy would love them!
    They’re all awesome 🙂

  73. Samantha says:

    I have to say this one! http://www.etsy.com/listing/92496579/nursing-necklace-with-russian-serpentine
    If serpentine helps lactation, I can use all the help I can get!

  74. Suzanne says:

    Love the Bloomung Garden necklace!

  75. I love so many of her necklaces! I have a special place in my heart for baltic amber! This one (http://www.etsy.com/listing/85499722/purple-and-white-swirl-nursing-necklace) would probably help me with my wiggling 15 month old, and go with lots of the things i wear. 🙂

  76. Kathleen Lester says:

    I love the wood one!

  77. Carolyn says:

    I love these necklaces! My 6 month old just tugged on my favorite necklace and broke the chain :(. I nee do to get some sturdier jewelry!

  78. 3 inch Teething Ring and Mosaic Turquoise Pendant is my favorite 🙂

  79. Addison Kat says:

    I like the Mama’s Blooming Garden Teething Ring Necklace with Red Fluorite Flower Pendant

  80. Kerri Basista says:

    I love the Nomad Mama nursing necklace in turquoise! Beautiful!

  81. Jessica says:

    Wow, I don’t know that I could pick a favorite! I love them all! This would be an awesome giveaway to win!

  82. Sarah Fuhrmann says:

    awesome!

  83. Danielle says:

    I like the wooden with heart

  84. Jessica Bailey says:

    I absolutely love them both!

  85. Elisabeth says:

    I love the teething necklace with the 30mm hematite pendant. My favorite in the giveaway is the orange one!

  86. Mama’s Blooming Garden Teething Ring Necklace

  87. The orange Magnesite necklace is adorable!

  88. Katelynn Chaisson says:

    I love them all! But I really like the purple & white one 🙂

  89. Kiertekles says:

    They’re all wonderful. I can’t pick a favorite

  90. Miranda Welle says:

    The Cherry Blossom Statement!

  91. Jennifer says:

    I love the hip mama. Definitely the one for me.

  92. definitely the happy baby all wooden one!

  93. Madison says:

    I especially love the maple ring necklace!

  94. Jennifer says:

    Hip mama is a definite favorite! It is so pretty.

  95. I love the Mama’s Garden necklaces!

  96. Holly Profitt says:

    I need one of these and love the nomad!

  97. Love the Cherry Blossom Necklace!!

  98. I like them all, but I think I like the natural wood colored ones the best.

  99. I love the Steelers Team Spirit Nursing Necklace!