I guess being home for 8 weeks on maternity leave has brought out the creative and crafty side of me. Here is my latest project.
A teething necklace!
While surfing the world wide web, I came across this cool teething necklace. I almost bought one, but then thought, “Heck! I bet I could make that!” So I did.
Now. Please don’t be confused in thinking I, myself will be teething on this necklace. No. It’s meant for a baby of course.
The idea is that mommy wears this necklace while nursing and baby will have something to hold on to (instead of mommy’s hair, shirt or anything else within reach). Also, baby wearers also find these handy when wearing their baby in a sling or carrier, giving the baby something to play with and chew on.
The pink and gray beads are actually wood beads that I crocheted over. My wonderful neighbor Kari, ‘the crocheting extraordinaire‘, helped me figure out how to crochet over the beads and I am really happy with the results (since I just learned how to crochet this week).
I thought it turned out cool, as this was my first attempt. I plan to make more so I’m sure they will get better as I practice. This particular necklace was made as a gift for a new mommy I know. I hope she and her baby love it!