Conception of Pregnancy Tracking Necklaces

When I was pregnant, I could never remember how many weeks along I was. Having a little browser applet helped (since I work so much at the computer), but it was rather impersonal. This is when the idea of pregnancy tracking necklaces came to me. Something I can touch and cherish, something to connect me with the changes my body was going through, and to be there after as a keepsake for the baby and a memory for me.

Pregnancy Tracking Necklace - Sunlit Meadow - red carnelian, labradorite, unakite, garnet, piled, md

Semi-precious gemstones seemed like a perfect medium: with their earthy feel, uniqueness of each bead, and slight variations in size, such a necklace would be a truly one-of-a-kind treasure. There is something therapeutic in holding and playing with the beads – after all, mala and rosary beads have long been used for focusing on one’s thought in prayer or meditation.

Additionally, some gemstones are associated with qualities helpful during pregnancy. For instance, red carnelian is said to stimulate and balance the female reproductive system, reduce stress and anxiety, and help protect against miscarriage. Snow quartz promotes peaceful sleep and soothing dreams, and is associated with empathy and harmony. Labradorite symbolizes the moon and the sun, and is known for promoting strength, reducing stress and anxiety, assisting with digestion, and transformation. Green aventurine is said to bring love, promote luck, optimism, self-confidence, and happiness, encourage pregnancy and enhance fertility.

Pregnancy Tracking Necklace - Green Forest - aventurine, labradorite, unakite, malachite, circle, md

Since pregnancy is so different for every woman, I also thought it would be nice to offer a selection of charms, so that every mama can find the one that appeals to her. I have also made sure to allow the count to go up to 43 weeks. Many healthy pregnancies do not follow the imposed time guideline of 40 weeks, and the estimated due date is just that – an imperfect estimation often based on imprecise knowledge of the conception or LMP date. At the end of a pregnancy, the last thing a mama needs is stress, and I wanted my pregnancy tracking necklace to add a grounding and reassuring element to the excitement preceding birth.

And so I have gathered a variety of beautiful gemstones and set off to experiment with colour and texture combinations. I must say, having worked with beads for a while now, handling gemstones has a different energy to it. I feel more grounded and calm, the stress tends to melt away, and inspiration comes easily.

I have now created over 10 different designs of pregnancy tracking necklaces (including a couple of custom ones), and out of all the ones I’ve made so far, I think Milky Way necklace is the one I would love to use myself. With the rainbow moonstone showing iridescent blue, lapis lazuli bringing in many shades of darker blue, followed by the gentle milky blue of chalcedony, this would be my favourite colour combination. Also, chalcedony is said to promote lactation in nursing mothers, so I used it for the third trimester, when the milk comes in.

Pregnancy Tracking Necklace - Milky Way - lapis lazuli, chalcedony, moonstone, snow quartz, circle, peach, md

To remind mamas how to use their necklace, I have created a card with an illustration and an example. The only involved part is calculating the start day of your pregnancy, which only needs to be done once. I will cover this calculation in another blog post. However, once you know the start day, the only thing to do is to move the charm one bead further on the same day of the week. Although I myself would likely have an urge to play with the stones of the necklace a lot more than once a week.

Just writing this post has me yearning to pour myself a cup of tea, open up the treasure chest of gemstones in my studio and delve into creating more necklaces.

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Beading: TTC Custom Fertility Cycle Tracking Necklace – Pick your charm, cycle length, and ovulation day – Leaves on a River – blue, green, and red

Available for custom order on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/178479770/ttc-custom-fertility-cycle-tracking

TTC Necklace - Leaves on River - 28 day cycle, closeup, md

TTC Necklace - Leaves on River - 28 day cycle, full wb, md

charms etsy size

Whether your goal is to conceive, to avoid pregnancy, or to get in touch with your cycle, this necklace is a stylish personal way to keep track of your cycle and your fertile days. Beautiful leaf-shaped crystals mark the first day of the cycle, the infertile days following it, the fertile phase, the ovulation, and the luteal phase in different colours. A movable charm is used to indicate the current day of the cycle. You can wear this necklace or keep it on a bedside table, on your desk, or in your purse. Take a minute each day to move the charm and focus on where your body is right now in its natural rhythm. The necklace arrives with an instruction card on how to use it.

When ordering, please let me know your cycle length and ovulation day, and I will create a necklace based on your individual cycle. You can also pick a custom charm for your necklace from those pictured in the last photo. Please be sure to specify your ovulation day in a note to seller. Please allow 3-5 days for the completion of the necklace. See below for the shipping time estimation.

The sample necklace depicted above is based on a 28-day cycle with ovulation on day 14. First day of the cycle is indicated by a single red leaf, followed by 6 more non-fertile days, then 9 fertile days in green (7 days prior to ovulation and 2 post-ovulation), ovulation itself is marked by a larger crystal. The necklace is completed by 12 non-fertile days of the luteal phase. The smaller beads pad the necklace so it can be long enough for wear. The custom necklace will have the same design and colours adjusted for your cycle length and ovulation day, as well as the charm you have selected.

The sample necklace is about 15 and 3/4 inches (40 cm) long. The necklace length will differ depending on your cycle length. If you prefer a longer necklace, please message me and I can customize the length.

The following charms are available:
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Tree of Life – symbolizes immortality and fertility
1. Diamond-shaped antiqued pewter Tree of Life
2. Coin-shaped gold-plated antiqued pewter double-sided Tree of Life
3. Coin-shaped antiqued silver-finished pewter double-sided Tree of Life
4. Circle-enclosed gold-plated antiqued pewter Tree of Life
5. Circle-enclosed antiqued pewter Tree of Life

Birth Goddess – symbolizes fertility, birth and growth
6. Gold-plated antiqued pewter Birth Goddess
7. Antiqued pewter Birth Goddess

Butterfly – symbolizes fertility, rebirth, transformation
8. Small antiqued pewter Butterfly
9. Antiqued pewter open-winged Butterfly
10. Antiqued brass-finished steel Butterfly
11. Gunmetal-finished steel Butterfly

Turtle – symbolizes fertility, longevity, good fortune
12. Pewter Turtle with fleur-de-lis cutout
13. Antiqued silver-finished pewter round Turtle
14. Antiqued pewter double-sided Turtle

Key – symbolizes liberation, knowledge, initiation, way to one’s heart
15. Antiqued silver Key
16. Gunmetal Key
17. Antiqued gold Key
18. Antiqued brass-finished pewter Key
19. Antiqued silver-finished pewter Key with Maiden-Mother-Crone symbol

Horseshoe – symbolizes good luck ad protection
20. Antiqued pewter Horseshoe

Dragonfly – symbolizes joy, lightness of being, good luck, transformation, and harmony
21. Antiqued gold-plated brass Dragonfly
22. Gunmetal-plated brass Dragonfly
23. Silver-plated brass Dragonfly

Frog – symbolizes fertility, love, giving birth to new life
24. Antiqued silver-finished pewter Frog with crystals
25. Antiqued silver-finished pewter Frog

Elephant – symbolizes fertility and pregnancy
26. Antiqued brass-finished pewter Elephant
27. Antiqued brass-finished pewter black Elephant

Since the beads are fragile, I do my best to ensure that the packaging protects them appropriately. Do have a look at the other items in my shop to take advantage of combined shipping costs.

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There are more fertility items in my store: www.etsy.com/shop/veddma/search?search_query=fertility.

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Beading: TTC Custom Fertility Cycle Tracking Necklace – Pick your charm, cycle length, and ovulation day – Ocean Depths – blue and turquoise

Available for custom order on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/178492763/ttc-custom-fertility-cycle-tracking

TTC Cathedral Necklace - Ocean Depths - 28 day cycle, teardrop wb, md

TTC Cathedral Necklace - Ocean Depths - 28 day cycle, circle, md

TTC Cathedral Necklace - Ocean Depths - 28 day cycle, closeup wb, md

TTC Cathedral Necklace - Ocean Depths - 28 day cycle, teardrop wb2, md

charms etsy size

Whether your goal is to conceive, to avoid pregnancy, or to get in touch with your cycle, this necklace is a stylish personal way to keep track of your cycle and your fertile days. Beautiful Preciosa Czech fire-polished glass beads mark the first day of the cycle, the infertile days following it, the fertile phase, the ovulation, and the luteal phase in different colours. A movable charm is used to indicate the current day of the cycle. You can wear this necklace or keep it on a bedside table, on your desk, or in your purse. Take a minute each day to move the charm and focus on where your body is right now in its natural rhythm. The necklace arrives with an instruction card on how to use it.

When ordering, please let me know your cycle length and ovulation day, and I will create a necklace based on your individual cycle. You can also pick a custom charm for your necklace from those pictured in the last photo. Please be sure to specify your ovulation day in a note to seller. Please allow 3-5 days for the completion of the necklace. See below for the shipping time estimation.

The sample necklace depicted above is based on a 28-day cycle with ovulation on day 14. First day of the cycle is indicated by a single red bead, followed by 6 more non-fertile days, then 9 fertile days in turquoise blue (7 days prior to ovulation and 2 post-ovulation), ovulation itself is marked by a larger crystal. The necklace is completed by 12 non-fertile days of the luteal phase. The smaller beads pad the necklace so it can be long enough for wear. The custom necklace will have the same design and colours adjusted for your cycle length and ovulation day, as well as the charm you have selected.

The sample necklace is about 19 and 3/4 inches (50 cm) long. The necklace length will differ depending on your cycle length. If you prefer a longer necklace, please message me and I can customize the length.

The following charms are available:
=============================

Tree of Life – symbolizes immortality and fertility
1. Diamond-shaped antiqued pewter Tree of Life
2. Coin-shaped gold-plated antiqued pewter double-sided Tree of Life
3. Coin-shaped antiqued silver-finished pewter double-sided Tree of Life
4. Circle-enclosed gold-plated antiqued pewter Tree of Life
5. Circle-enclosed antiqued pewter Tree of Life

Birth Goddess – symbolizes fertility, birth and growth
6. Gold-plated antiqued pewter Birth Goddess
7. Antiqued pewter Birth Goddess

Butterfly – symbolizes fertility, rebirth, transformation
8. Small antiqued pewter Butterfly
9. Antiqued pewter open-winged Butterfly
10. Antiqued brass-finished steel Butterfly
11. Gunmetal-finished steel Butterfly

Turtle – symbolizes fertility, longevity, good fortune
12. Pewter Turtle with fleur-de-lis cutout
13. Antiqued silver-finished pewter round Turtle
14. Antiqued pewter double-sided Turtle

Key – symbolizes liberation, knowledge, initiation, way to one’s heart
15. Antiqued silver Key
16. Gunmetal Key
17. Antiqued gold Key
18. Antiqued brass-finished pewter Key
19. Antiqued silver-finished pewter Key with Maiden-Mother-Crone symbol

Horseshoe – symbolizes good luck ad protection
20. Antiqued pewter Horseshoe

Dragonfly – symbolizes joy, lightness of being, good luck, transformation, and harmony
21. Antiqued gold-plated brass Dragonfly
22. Gunmetal-plated brass Dragonfly
23. Silver-plated brass Dragonfly

Frog – symbolizes fertility, love, giving birth to new life
24. Antiqued silver-finished pewter Frog with crystals
25. Antiqued silver-finished pewter Frog

Elephant – symbolizes fertility and pregnancy
26. Antiqued brass-finished pewter Elephant
27. Antiqued brass-finished pewter black Elephant

Since the beads are fragile, I do my best to ensure that the packaging protects them appropriately. Do have a look at the other items in my shop to take advantage of combined shipping costs.

Sign up for Veddma Creations newsletter at http://eepurl.com/LKBOP and receive 20% off your entire purchase at our Etsy store.

There are more fertility items in my store: www.etsy.com/shop/veddma/search?search_query=fertility.

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Beading: TTC Custom Fertility Cycle Tracking Necklace – Pick your charm, cycle length, and ovulation day – Sky and Forest – blue and green

Available for custom order on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/178493139/ttc-custom-fertility-cycle-tracking

TTC Cathedral Necklace - Sky and Forest - 28 day cycle, teardrop wb, md

TTC Cathedral Necklace - Sky and Forest - 28 day cycle, circle, md

TTC Cathedral Necklace - Sky and Forest - 28 day cycle, closeup wb2, md

TTC Cathedral Necklace - Sky and Forest - 28 day cycle, closeup wb, md

charms etsy size

Whether your goal is to conceive, to avoid pregnancy, or to get in touch with your cycle, this necklace is a stylish personal way to keep track of your cycle and your fertile days. Beautiful Preciosa Czech fire-polished glass beads mark the first day of the cycle, the infertile days following it, the fertile phase, the ovulation, and the luteal phase in different colours. A movable charm is used to indicate the current day of the cycle. You can wear this necklace or keep it on a bedside table, on your desk, or in your purse. Take a minute each day to move the charm and focus on where your body is right now in its natural rhythm. The necklace arrives with an instruction card on how to use it.

When ordering, please let me know your cycle length and ovulation day, and I will create a necklace based on your individual cycle. You can also pick a custom charm for your necklace from those pictured in the last photo. Please be sure to specify your ovulation day in a note to seller. Please allow 3-5 days for the completion of the necklace. See below for the shipping time estimation.

The sample necklace depicted above is based on a 28-day cycle with ovulation on day 14. First day of the cycle is indicated by a single red bead, followed by 6 more non-fertile days, then 9 fertile days in green (7 days prior to ovulation and 2 post-ovulation), ovulation itself is marked by a larger crystal. The necklace is completed by 12 non-fertile days of the luteal phase. The smaller beads pad the necklace so it can be long enough for wear. The custom necklace will have the same design and colours adjusted for your cycle length and ovulation day, as well as the charm you have selected.

The sample necklace is about 17.5 inches (45 cm) long. The necklace length will differ depending on your cycle length. If you prefer a longer necklace, please message me and I can customize the length.

The following charms are available:
=============================

Tree of Life – symbolizes immortality and fertility
1. Diamond-shaped antiqued pewter Tree of Life
2. Coin-shaped gold-plated antiqued pewter double-sided Tree of Life
3. Coin-shaped antiqued silver-finished pewter double-sided Tree of Life
4. Circle-enclosed gold-plated antiqued pewter Tree of Life
5. Circle-enclosed antiqued pewter Tree of Life

Birth Goddess – symbolizes fertility, birth and growth
6. Gold-plated antiqued pewter Birth Goddess
7. Antiqued pewter Birth Goddess

Butterfly – symbolizes fertility, rebirth, transformation
8. Small antiqued pewter Butterfly
9. Antiqued pewter open-winged Butterfly
10. Antiqued brass-finished steel Butterfly
11. Gunmetal-finished steel Butterfly

Turtle – symbolizes fertility, longevity, good fortune
12. Pewter Turtle with fleur-de-lis cutout
13. Antiqued silver-finished pewter round Turtle
14. Antiqued pewter double-sided Turtle

Key – symbolizes liberation, knowledge, initiation, way to one’s heart
15. Antiqued silver Key
16. Gunmetal Key
17. Antiqued gold Key
18. Antiqued brass-finished pewter Key
19. Antiqued silver-finished pewter Key with Maiden-Mother-Crone symbol

Horseshoe – symbolizes good luck ad protection
20. Antiqued pewter Horseshoe

Dragonfly – symbolizes joy, lightness of being, good luck, transformation, and harmony
21. Antiqued gold-plated brass Dragonfly
22. Gunmetal-plated brass Dragonfly
23. Silver-plated brass Dragonfly

Frog – symbolizes fertility, love, giving birth to new life
24. Antiqued silver-finished pewter Frog with crystals
25. Antiqued silver-finished pewter Frog

Elephant – symbolizes fertility and pregnancy
26. Antiqued brass-finished pewter Elephant
27. Antiqued brass-finished pewter black Elephant

Since the beads are fragile, I do my best to ensure that the packaging protects them appropriately. Do have a look at the other items in my shop to take advantage of combined shipping costs.

Sign up for Veddma Creations newsletter at http://eepurl.com/LKBOP and receive 20% off your entire purchase at our Etsy store.

There are more fertility items in my store: www.etsy.com/shop/veddma/search?search_query=fertility.

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Beading: TTC Custom Fertility Cycle Tracking Necklace – Pick your charm, cycle length, and ovulation day – Sea and sky – blue

Available for custom order on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/178478818/ttc-custom-fertility-cycle-tracking

TTC Necklace - Sea and Sky - 28 day cycle, circle, md

TTC Necklace - Sea and Sky - 28 day cycle, full side wb, md

TTC Necklace - Sea and Sky - 28 day cycle, closeup wb, md

TTC Necklace - Sea and Sky - 28 day cycle, full wb, md

charms etsy size

Whether your goal is to conceive, to avoid pregnancy, or to get in touch with your cycle, this necklace is a stylish personal way to keep track of your cycle and your fertile days. Beautiful teardrop-shaped crystals mark the first day of the cycle, the infertile days following it, the fertile phase, the ovulation, and the luteal phase in different colours. A movable charm is used to indicate the current day of the cycle. You can wear this necklace or keep it on a bedside table, on your desk, or in your purse. Take a minute each day to move the charm and focus on where your body is right now in its natural rhythm. The necklace arrives with an instruction card on how to use it.

When ordering, please let me know your cycle length and ovulation day, and I will create a necklace based on your individual cycle. You can also pick a custom charm for your necklace from those pictured in the last photo. Please be sure to specify your ovulation day in a note to seller. Please allow 3-5 days for the completion of the necklace. See below for the shipping time estimation.

The sample necklace depicted above is based on a 28-day cycle with ovulation on day 14. First day of the cycle is indicated by a single red bead, followed by 6 more non-fertile days, then 9 fertile days in dark blue (7 days prior to ovulation and 2 post-ovulation), ovulation itself is marked by a larger crystal. The necklace is completed by 12 non-fertile days of the luteal phase. The smaller beads pad the necklace so it can be long enough for wear. The custom necklace will have the same design and colours adjusted for your cycle length and ovulation day, as well as the charm you have selected.

The sample necklace is about 17 and 3/4 inches (45 cm) long. The necklace length will differ depending on your cycle length. If you prefer a longer necklace, please message me and I can customize the length.

The following charms are available:
=============================

Tree of Life – symbolizes immortality and fertility
1. Diamond-shaped antiqued pewter Tree of Life
2. Coin-shaped gold-plated antiqued pewter double-sided Tree of Life
3. Coin-shaped antiqued silver-finished pewter double-sided Tree of Life
4. Circle-enclosed gold-plated antiqued pewter Tree of Life
5. Circle-enclosed antiqued pewter Tree of Life

Birth Goddess – symbolizes fertility, birth and growth
6. Gold-plated antiqued pewter Birth Goddess
7. Antiqued pewter Birth Goddess

Butterfly – symbolizes fertility, rebirth, transformation
8. Small antiqued pewter Butterfly
9. Antiqued pewter open-winged Butterfly
10. Antiqued brass-finished steel Butterfly
11. Gunmetal-finished steel Butterfly

Turtle – symbolizes fertility, longevity, good fortune
12. Pewter Turtle with fleur-de-lis cutout
13. Antiqued silver-finished pewter round Turtle
14. Antiqued pewter double-sided Turtle

Key – symbolizes liberation, knowledge, initiation, way to one’s heart
15. Antiqued silver Key
16. Gunmetal Key
17. Antiqued gold Key
18. Antiqued brass-finished pewter Key
19. Antiqued silver-finished pewter Key with Maiden-Mother-Crone symbol

Horseshoe – symbolizes good luck ad protection
20. Antiqued pewter Horseshoe

Dragonfly – symbolizes joy, lightness of being, good luck, transformation, and harmony
21. Antiqued gold-plated brass Dragonfly
22. Gunmetal-plated brass Dragonfly
23. Silver-plated brass Dragonfly

Frog – symbolizes fertility, love, giving birth to new life
24. Antiqued silver-finished pewter Frog with crystals
25. Antiqued silver-finished pewter Frog

Elephant – symbolizes fertility and pregnancy
26. Antiqued brass-finished pewter Elephant
27. Antiqued brass-finished pewter black Elephant

Since the beads are fragile, I do my best to ensure that the packaging protects them appropriately. Do have a look at the other items in my shop to take advantage of combined shipping costs.

Sign up for Veddma Creations newsletter at http://eepurl.com/LKBOP and receive 20% off your entire purchase at our Etsy store.

There are more fertility items in my store: www.etsy.com/shop/veddma/search?search_query=fertility.

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Puzzle: Blue by You

Blue by You, med
Size
: 500 pieces
Dimensions: 48.5 cm x 35.5 cm
Producer: Sure-Lox, The Canadian Group, Mother’s Cupboard series

Puzzle: A Mother’s Cupboard series puzzle (there is another Afternoon Tea one), small and simple to assemble. The good regions to approach first are the basket, the wooden box, the flowers, and the horizontal shelf. After that the rest of the pieces are quite similar and might take a little time to place.

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