Lullaby Links Hand-Made Necklaces

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As a nursing mom, I am used to getting pinched/scratched/pulled as I nurse my son, as I did when I nursed his older sister. It goes with the territory. Many people offer solutions like toys and baby safe necklaces, but I was never interested in them. Until a local WAHM in my community started displaying her work, and I thought they were just beautiful. Frances Manfrey, mom to her three year old boy (who was her inspiration for beginning her necklace creations) creates Lullaby Links. These were previously just necklaces, but Frances now also create earrings and bracelets too.

 

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The necklaces are designed to soothe and entertain your little one, so you no longer get a finger up the nose (well, that still may happen, but they will definitely realize the necklace is more interesting than anything up there). Babies and toddlers just love being in the arms of mommy or any caregiver, and playing with the necklace. Not to mention, they look gorgeous!

Frances explains how she makes them-

The centerpiece is made of hand-forged and fused links of pure silver. The basic design is five graduating round links but I also customize with hearts, infinity symbols and am always working on new ideas too. The centerpiece links are textured with the look of ripples in water on one side and a woven impression on the other. The centerpiece attaches to a sterling silver chain with sterling clasps on either side. This allows the centerpiece to be clasped at various places for different looks.

 

That’s right- if you choose to have a centerpiece with clasps on either side, then you can change your centerpiece to hang horizontally or vertically! Personally, I chose the classic four circles and a heart, and I couldn’t be happier- it’s just beautiful, and my one year old has loved jingling it in his fingers for months. He has fallen asleep playing with it many times! I often get asked where I bought it from, and now I’m letting you know too 🙂

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How cute is this? This is Frances’ son.

 

The beauty of Frances’ work, aside from the necklace itself, is that you can customize it. She can add gold, copy your design and make something unique to you. Take a look at some of her other designs.

 

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Gold petal
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Rainbow and sun!
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Three linked hearts

Want to know more? Contact Frances on Facebook by pressing LIKE on the Lullaby Links page here and check out her etsy shop here. Prices will vary depending on your selection of design and shipping fees. They make the perfect gift for a loved one or for yourself!

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Managing Editor. Ladan is a British mother of three, who moved to California in 2008 to live with her husband. Born and raised in London, she has the very British sarcastic sense of humor. None of her previous workplaces prepared her for becoming a mother and having the three most demanding bosses in the world, but also the cutest.

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Catherine
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These are so lovely!

Cecily Simmons
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Francis has made 3 necklaces for me. One is a nursing necklace for me, a toddler necklace for my baby, and the third is a necklace for my sister who watches her for me. She made sure they all matched even though they were made at different times and she was amazing to work with. I will be buying more necklaces from her in the future for sure!!

MLEW
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These necklaces are GORGEOUS!! I can’t wait to get one!! 🙂

Barbara Rutkowski
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These necklaces are gorgeous! I have one and wear it every day. My 27-month-old nursling loves it too and even after she weans I will treasure this piece above all else…my special mother’s day necklace. Frances is FANTASTIC to work with and I love that I am able to support another mom.

Stephanie
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I have a set of her earrings and they are my absolute favorites!! Coming up with my custom necklace design and can’t wait to get it! I just love her work!!!

Michelle B.
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I love love love my Lullaby Links necklace!! It is such an amazing piece of artwork & I love knowing that it was made by a local mom. I wear the necklace everyday, it looks great with jeans and a tee or with a cute dress on a night out. The quality of the materials used are amazing and have held up wonderfully to my crazy toddler yanking on it constantly. Frances was so so amazing to work with!! I can’t wait to have another custom piece made 🙂

Sarah Dow
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We absolutely love our lullaby links necklace!! The craftsmanship is amazing and the necklace is such a beautiful accessory- makes me feel a little less mom-Ish when I wear it!

Sheila
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We have on of these and we LOVE it! It’s so nice to get away from the bulky nursing necklaces that look like nursing necklaces – I wear this everywhere!! Even when I don’t have the baby! Lol!

Casey Clarke
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These are so creative! At first I was worried about it holding up but by the reviews I’d say they’re highly recommended!

Kasey
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Lullaby Links are super durable pieces of art! Gone are the days of wearing silicone teething beads that catch your hair and rip it out by the handful or cutesy crochet pieces that you can’t quite get to compliment your clothing (or look like a well put together adult while wearing)! Francie’s unique concept allows you to cater to the entertainment/teething needs of any little ones in your care, yet doesn’t take away from your appearance of being a successful and stylish individual – they’re genius! She even makes pieces for men; so dad can join in on the fun… Read more »
Stephanie
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I purchased one for a friend who had twins. She’s worn it constantly for the past 6 months. Mama AND babies love it. That success led me to give a sibling necklace to her older boy so he would feel included too. Another success! The envy finally got to me and I ordered a custom design for myself. 😉 Although I don’t have any young ones, it is a lovely piece and my 8 year old enjoys reaching up to jingle it as I bend over to kiss him and tuck him in at night. Thank you, Frances! You do… Read more »
Acacia Mo
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I’ve worn my custom oval Lullaby Links since 2 weeks before my baby was born and I haven’t taken it off since! Baby’s 3 months now and already likes to hold onto it while I wear her. I also got, based on an idea Francie had posted on her Facebook page, two custom necklaces made for my stepkids to help them feel connected to their new sister which, if I do say so myself, worked like a charm — both of them were totally uninterested, and then perked up when they received a present from the baby. Ah, kids. 😉… Read more »
Lauren
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These are gorgeous! Thanks for the review — I need one! 🙂

Mimi
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Lullaby Links are amazing! Frances is so wonderful to work with and she goes out of your way to work with you to design exactly what you want. The necklaces are absolutely gorgeous and so sturdy! I highly recommend ordering something from her – you won’t be disappointed!

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