DO NOT send us the last of any materials you have such as ashes, hair, or even the last of your milk.
Double bag your inclusions. Triple bag milk. Bag each inclusion item separately if sending multiple types of elements, however same elements do not need to be bagged separately for multiple pieces. Breastmilk storage bags work best for shipping breastmilk. Tape all seals closed.
Include ALL of the following information on each bag: ◦Design(s) being created, and which inclusions for each design ◦Design specifics such as fleck/shimmer color for each design ◦Ring size(s)
A NOTE ABOUT HANDMADE JEWELRY: Every piece of jewelry is made individually by hand. This means that no two pieces will ever be the same. Textures, colors, amounts used, and other factors all go in to how each individual piece turns out. By ordering through Sweet Peas In A Pod you have chosen to have a handmade piece and you may see evidence of that in your jewelry. Common variations in handmade DNA resin jewelry include small air bubbles, molding lines and seams, variations in placements, and evidence of hand shaping and molding parts of your jewelry. Very rarely is there uniform "perfection" in handmade resin work, and to invest in your jewelry is to invest in handmade and all the variations that may come with your piece.
INCLUSION - SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS
Placenta Powder: •One capsules OR •1-2 teaspoons of dehydrated and ground placenta powder •We only work with dehydrated and ground placenta powder from the encapsulation process. Please do not send frozen or raw placenta. We recommend consulting a professional encapsulator to preserve placenta, however you can find instructions for dehydrating placenta yourself online. •Remaining placenta powder will not be returned after creation - please do not send us the last of your placenta powder.
•One ounce (30ml) is ideal, however 10-15 ml of milk will suffice for the majority of our designs. •If sending multiple person's milk, make sure their names are clearly labeled on the appropriate milk bag. •Milk storage bags are best. Storage containers such as bottles are unnecessary, however should you send one please note it will not be returned. •When shipping breastmilk from within the United States you will need to declare the package as containing liquid if asked. You should not need to do anything else for shipping purposes and you do not need to specify that you are shipping breastmilk. •Your milk does not need to be frozen or kept cool. Please send pre-thawed milk otherwise condensation may damage your package and other inclusions. •Remaining breastmilk will not be returned after creation - please do not send us the last of your milk.
•One half of an umbilical stump is enough for a single piece. •Only send dried umbi stumps or part of a dehydrated cord. •Stumps are ground in the studio for inclusion into your piece. •Remaining umbilical stump will not be returned after creation - please do not send us the entirety of your umbilical stump.
•A lock of hair 1" long is ideal to make a single piece of keepsake jewelry. •Tie each lock together with string before bagging. •Remaining hair will not be returned after creation - please do not send us the entirety of your hair element.
•Any other natural elements such as dried flower petals, fabric, sand or soil can simply be bagged and appropriately labeled. Please note that flowers can very rarely be left whole during the creation process. •Remaining elements will not be returned after creation - please do not send us the all of your elements.
Sweet Peas In A Pod cannot be held responsible for post office loss either on the way to us or for your jewelry being sent home. Please keep some of your inclusions at home with you and do not send everything you have.
Our current turnaround time is available upon request. Be mindful of our turnaround time when emailing for updates on your jewelry. We thank you for your patience and understanding that this is individually hand crafted jewelry and such precious work takes time.
I will message you and send you a picture when your piece is finished.
We are honored that you have entrusted us with your precious keepsake inclusions. We look forward to playing a role in helping you memorialize this part of your journey. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us.