What is mama metal?
Mama metal is jewelry created by artisans to be worn by Mothers and "fidgeted" with by their children. The jewelry is commonly sold as interchangeable centerpieces - with double-clasp chains being sold separately. The chains and centerpieces (if bought from a reputable artisan) are made from high quality, durable materials and methods made to withstand the unbelievable strength behind baby/toddler tugging. As an added bonus, the interactive aspects, versatility, and chiming/clacking sounds are meant to serve as a distraction for babies while nursing or babywearing- and to prevent Mom from being head butted in the nose and having her eyes gauged out while baby feeds ;) These pieces are meant to be played with ONLY while being worn by a caregiver and are not meant to be chewed on by baby although all components are smooth and safe. All components should be inspected regularly.
This mama metal necklace - my very first - differs greatly from most of the beautiful mamma metal pieces that I've seen, and also others that I've sketched. I am proud to introduce it to you today and I look forward to seeing pictures of you and baby enjoying them, and reading your honest feedback.
With this necklace, I wanted to achieve all of the following:
1-Be beautiful and appropriate for everyday wear, even when not being used by baby.
2-Be versatile; have the ability to be worn several ways
3-Stand out from other mamma metal pieces available by serving as an educational tool (the back of this necklace can have the alphabet and possibly 1-10 engraved in it as well for when baby gets a bit older.
4-Stand out from other mamma metal pieces available by also serving as an education sensory tool (show the difference between smooth/rough, have several textures, show the difference in dark/light, show the difference in big/small)
The centerpiece measures approximately 3.75" from one jump ring to another. The largest hoop measures approximately 1.26" OD and .75" ID. The two smaller hoops measure approximately .96" OD and .60" ID. The two outside jump rings are thick, soldered, and made to fit the chains I offer for this design. If you need thinner jump rings to fit a chain that you have purchased elsewhere, please inbox me.
Available as centerpiece only, and in several different lengths of 4.5mm oval cable chain with a swivel lobster clasp on each end. The chain lengths in the drop down are from the end of one clasp to the other, the centerpiece is not included in these measurements. Chain is thick, luxurious, and is well suited to be your primary chain for all of your mamma metal collection.
The centerpiece is antiqued and given and brushed finish, while the optional chain comes high polished.
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Please allow for slight variation from the photographs as all items are handmade and no two are identical.