How do I measure for my child’s necklace?
A simple way is to find some yarn or string, and use it to get the measurement from around your child’s neck.
It should be too short to reach his/her mouth (as the beads should not be sucked or chewed), but loose enough to get at least 2 fingers underneath it. Measure the yarn against a tape measure to find the correct length. I have a video pinned to the top of my Face book page www.facebook.com/irisbluebird which demonstrates this.
How do I measure for a child’s anklet?
Measure around the ankle with yarn, then against a tape measure to find the exact measurement. Add 1 cm. Hazel wood may need to be slightly longer due to the chunky nature of the beads.
How long is the wait from order to receiving my jewellery?
This depends upon what you have ordered. Most design your own jewellery should be completed within two weeks currently.
Is it safe for my child to wear jewellery?
I hand make all my customs/semi-custom pieces myself. For all Amber and Hazel wood, I knot between each bead to protect the beads, and so that in the event of breakage, beads do not scatter. For children’s jewellery, I use barrel screw clasps which are smooth clasps that cannot be easily pulled apart.
EU Toy safety regulations EN-71-1 states necklaces and anklets are not suitable for use as toys for children under 36 months. My necklaces and anklets are not toys, and are not made or sold with the intention of being used as toys.
All jewellery including amber jewellery is classed by Trading Standards as Accessories, they contain small parts which are a potential choking risk, therefore are not intended for children under 36 months.
Safety Advice for Children’s Jewellery
- Always wear under supervision and remove for naps/bedtime.
- Keep out of child’s reach when not in use.
- Examine jewellery regularly to ensure there are no signs of damage.
- Remove when bathing or swimming. Over time water will weaken the thread and could cause breakage.
- Do not allow your child to place the jewellery in their mouths or suck/chew the beads.
How much is postage?
UK postage is £3 First Class Royal Mail Signed For.
I will happily arrange special delivery at cost if you need it to arrive very quickly, and anyone local to me can arrange free collection.