Welcome to this exciting project!

Congrats on getting a Milky Treasures Teardrop Necklace Kit!
We are so excited for you to start this project and help you make a unique jewel out of your own breast milk. We put all our heart in designing this kit and we really hope you love it as much as we do. It'll be fun!
If you purchased the Necklace+Mold Kit, you can skip to Phase 3 (Step 9).
This kit has many items that can be reused for other jewels, so keep them! You can purchase another separate jewel and mold from us and make a new breast milk ring or necklace for a fraction of the price of a complete kit!  

Before we get started…

You will be guided through this process with a number of steps. Don’t worry… you don’t have to be an artist nor have any special creative skill. Just a bit of a patience will do the trick to get the best possible result! Therefore, it’s very important to read the instructions carefully and follow the steps accordingly. We know all these pages might seem intimidating, but the process is part of the experience!

While this kit will allow you to make one unique jewel, we’ve included extra material to make over 12 breast milk stones, just in case you are not pleased with your first result. You can always try it again! We want you to enjoy this process so no need to get stressed. Any questions you have along the way, we’re here for you!


What you’ll need

This kit contains everything you’ll need to create your unique jewel, except for a couple of things you'll find at home: 

∙  1 x Small bowl
∙  1 x Small spoon
∙  Paper napkins or tissues
∙  3ml or 0.6tsp of breast milk

Your breast milk can be fresh or frozen. It can be even 5+ years old, as long as it has been well preserved. Spoiled milk is not suitable for this process.

The below items are not necessary, but certainly helpful and recommended:

∙   Ethanol, nail polish remover, or other mild solvent
∙   Mortar and pestle
∙   Stainless-steel fine mesh, fine coffee filter, or fine tea filter


Phase 1: Let’s preserve that breast milk!

(Here’s what you’ll need: breast milk, preservation powder, a syringe, a small bowl, a small spoon or a spatula, and one parchment paper sheet. Please, note that our syringe comes separated into two parts in the kit. You'll have to assemble it before using)

Make sure the breast milk you use has been well preserved and there are no signs of spoilage. While you can boil breast milk to kill bacteria before using it, make sure it cools off prior to starting this phase as our preservation powder works best with breast milk at either fridge or room temperature conditions.


Step 1


Open the container with our Milky Treasures' preservation powder and pour it all in a small bowl. Once you have your well-preserved breast milk at fridge or room temperature, use the syringe to measure 3ml of breast milk and pour it into the same small bowl where you put the Milky Treasures' preservation powder. 


Step 2

You can use one of the spatulas or a small spoon to mix the breast milk and the preservation powder. Do this until you get a liquidly-white paste.


Step 3

Pour the paste from step #2 onto one of the parchment paper sheets and use the same spatula or spoon to spread it out so the white paste can dry.


Step 4

Let it rest in a dry place at room temperature for 24 hours. 

* Our preservation powder is made of non-toxic and natural ingredients so it’s safe to let the paste rest inside your home. 


Phase 2: Turning paste into powder 

(Here’s what you’ll need: the dried paste you made from the previous phase, a parchment paper sheet, a spatula, a small bowl and a small spoon, or a mortar and pestle. A stainless-steel fine mesh will also be useful!)

Time to turn the dried paste into a powder that will be used in your jewel!

For the next steps, we recommend you use a mortar and pestle if you have one as it’s very efficient at grinding the powder to be very fine. Additionally, a fine mesh (like a coffee or tea filter, or even a fine strainer) will be useful to get the finest possible powder. If you don’t have any of these (or don’t want to get them) you can use a small bowl, a spoon, and some patience.


Step 5

Take the silicon coated sheet with the dried paste and carefully bend and scrape the surface with a spatula or a spoon. Put the dried paste pieces either inside a mortar and pestle or a small bowl.


Step 6

Grind the paste into a powder with a spoon or a pestle. The finer the better! In the upcoming steps we will mix this powder with resin and you don’t want big crumbs to be noticeable!


Step 7 (Optional)

Use a fine mesh (like a coffee or tea filter, or even a fine strainer) to separate the larger particles and grind them separately. Repeat this process until you get a very fine powder.

Other method: If you don't have a mesh, you can reuse one of the plastic bags that comes in the kit (ex. the bag the gloves come in). Pour the dried paste inside, close it, and grind it with a spoon from the outside. 


Step 8

Pour the powder into a new silicone coated sheet. The final result should look like the picture.

As a forewarning, these steps can be a bit messy, especially if you are filtering the powder. Also, some larger crumbs tend to fly out of the bowl when grinding! Don’t worry, this is normal and even if you lose part of the powder in this process, you’ll still have more than enough for the final steps!

* If the powder irritates your nose, please use a facial mask.


Phase 3: Creating your breast milk stone

(Here’s what you’ll need: breast milk powder, mold, UV Resin, gold/silver flakes, UV LED Lamp, a parchment paper sheet, a spatula, toothpicks, gloves, paper napkins, ethanol or nail polish remover. Please, note that the UV Resin bottle comes sealed. You'll need to open it before using)  
And now for the moment of truth… It’s time to cast your own breast milk stone! This is the most artistic part of the whole process. Here are some recommendations that will make the difference in your results:
  • Find a well-lit location for this step. When you start to pour in the UV Resin, tiny bubbles will appear and can be hard to spot. We included a couple toothpicks in the kit to help remove. You can only remove these bubbles while the UV Resin is still a liquid and hasn’t hardened yet. Finding bubbles when demolding will be too late to remove and can be a little frustrating. In order to avoid and remove the bubbles, you need to see them first, and lighting is the key.

  • UV Resin is made out of chemical components. While our UV Resin is high quality, you should always work in a well-ventilated space. Safety first!
Also, resin is sticky and tedious to remove. We included a pair of gloves you can use during this phase and future steps.
With these tips in mind, let’s continue with the next steps!


Step 9

Take a new parchment paper sheet and use it as a base to add other materials you will need in this process. Add a drop of UV Resin, and next to it, add a pinch or two of the breast milk powder that you made from phase #2 onto the parchment sheet (Don't use all the breast milk powder, it might be too much for a single breast milk stone). Open the gold/silver flake bottle of your choice, use both toothpicks to break some foil into pieces, and add some flakes onto the parchment paper as well. Adding flakes is optional, but they will make your jewel even more unique.
Don’t put too much of any material, you can always add more in the future.
Insider tip: When you squeeze the UV Resin bottle to pour some resin, it might blow some air. Be gentle to avoid blowing some powder or gold/silver flakes.


Step 10

Take the mold and make sure it’s clean. Pour a little of UV Resin gently in the mold to avoid many bubbles appearing. Fill in just the bottom part of the mold. You are going to create different layers, so filling 1/3 of mold per layer will be enough.    

Step 11

Make sure you have good lighting and try to spot any bubbles generated when pouring the UV Resin into the mold. With a clean toothpick, find the bubbles, and drag them to the surface one by one to remove. You can use a paper napkin or tissue to clean the toothpick every time you remove a bubble.     


Step 12

Take some flakes with a toothpick and add them to the mold one by one. Place them to your liking. The closer to the bottom, the shinier they will look when you demold your stone. Remove any bubbles generated during this process. We prefer not to add breast milk powder to this first layer to create a better feeling of depth, but this is up to you!      


Step 13

Once you like the look of the layer, place it under the UV LED Lamp and let it cure for 45 - 60 seconds (press the button once in your UV LED Lamp). The layer will harden and be ready for next steps after this.  


Step 14

Mix some of the breast milk powder and the UV Resin poured on the parchment paper with a toothpick. Fill another 1/3 of the mold with new UV Resin. Take some of the white mixture you just made and add it to the mold by swirling it into the resin. To create this cloud-like, swirl effect, you just need to move the toothpick round the mold and spread the white mixture around. You don't need to mix until you get a homogeneus look as it's probably more beautiful to create your own shapes and waves on this layer.

The color will depend on how much white mixture you want to add. Also add some other flakes if you want.


Step 15

Repeat steps 13 and 14 to create more layers. Three layers total would be ideal. Make sure you fill up to the edge in the last layer you apply.  

Insider tip: Working with resin can get a bit messy. If you have some ethanol or nail polish remover, it will make the clean-up process more efficient as it can easily remove UV Resin from counters or your working space. You can also use it to clean the mold for future use.

This kit includes enough UV Resin and Milky Treasures' preservation powder to create 20+ breast milk stones! We are sure you will make at least one that will be stunning. Try until you master the technique! 



Phase 4:  Demolding and applying the finish

(Here’s what you’ll need: Breast milk stone, UV Top coat, a UV LED Lamp, a parchment paper sheet, adhesive putty, nail files, gloves, patchment paper, ethanol or nail polish remover)

We’re nearing the end! In this phase you will finalize your breast milk stone and get ready before you attach it to the necklace setting.

*This kit includes gloves to protect your hands from the sticky resin and during sanding.    


Step 16

Gently take your breast milk stone out of the mold. It will have a matte color. Use a nail file to sand off any imperfections or rough spots on the bottom and edges of the stone.


Step 17

Take a new parchment paper sheet and stick just a little adhesive putty onto the sheet. Stick the breast milk stone on the adhesive putty, leaving the convex side facing up. You want to create space from the sheet and the bottom of the breast milk stone. This way, the UV Top coat layer can be applied easily in the next step.


Step 18

Apply a layer of the UV Top coat on the breast milk stone to give it a glossy and shiny finish. The UV Top coat will also provide extra protection to your stone! 


Step 19

Let the layer rest for 2-3 minutes on a flat surface. Doing this, the UV Top coat will spread accross the surface uniformly and the finish will look more professional than if you put it under the UV LED Lamp immediately.



Step 20

Place the breast milk stone under the UV LED Lamp and let it cure for about 2 minutes (press the button twice). The stone might be sticky after that, so let it rest until it dries before handling (it might take a few hours in some cases). 

Step 21

Remove the breast milk stone from the adhesive putty and examine it. Sand off any imperfections if needed.    


Step 22 (Optional)

You can repeat the same process on the bottom side of the breast milk stone. This step is optional since the bottom side won't be visible when wearing the jewel. Turn the breast milk stone over and stick it on the adhesive putty again. Make sure to clean the breast milk stone well of any dust left over from sanding if you did so. Apply UV Top coat to the bottom side of the breast milk stone. Let the layer rest for 2-3 minutes and cure it again under the UV LED Lamp for 2 minutes (press the button twice). Let it rest until it dries if necessary.



Phase 5:  Attaching your breast milk stone to the necklace setting

(Here’s what you’ll need: Breast milk stone, teardrop necklace, a small spoon)

Remember, you have enough breast milk powder and UV Resin to try to make more breast milk stones. If your first creation is not what you were hoping for, feel free to try again! Practice makes perfect!


Step 23

Insert the breast milk stone into the necklace setting by starting with the top of the teardrop, centering it, and then gently pushing the bottom of the stone through the two bottom prongs.   



Step 24

Bend the three prongs of the necklace setting inwards towards the breast milk stone. This will help secure the stone. You will need to strongly push down on the prongs to make them bend. You can put a cloth in between when applying pressure to avoid scratches on the necklace. It should be firmly secured inside the setting.
Congratulations!! You have created your own and unique breast milk jewelry piece. We really hope you enjoyed this project. ❤️
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