Breastfed ♥ With Love ♥ Cores

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Breastfed ♥ With Love ♥ Cores for charm beads in solid sterling silver, sets that do not need gluing for charm beads made from resin, polymer clay, glass, wood, stone and concrete. Perfect for charm beads containing your clients’ breastmilk, placenta and umbilical cord, first curl, petals and flowers and other elements. Please check compatability!

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Description

Breastfed ♥ With Love ♥ Cores for charm beads that fit resin, polymer clay and glass donut beads to make them look perfect on any Biagi, Chamilia or Pandora bracelet. A set for one charm bead consists of a part A and part B. Part A is inserted through your charm bead’s core, the part B placed over the top and flared gently with a 6mm doming punch. You can also use a 6mm ball bearing (included) and lightweight hammer, but the doming punch method is easier, both methods are shown below.

pearly purple breastmilk bead with "breastfed with love" core. Pearly purple breastmilk sparkle mix and preserved breastmilk and resin with solid sterling silver setting. Subtle pearly purple sparkle flashes at different angles with opalescent flakes. Shown on a snake chain
Pearly purple breastmilk sparkle mix and preserved breastmilk and resin with solid sterling silver setting

These are the cores we use at Tree of Opals made by the same people for us for the past 4 years. The phrase “Breastfed ♥ With Love ♥ ” was our most requested phrase for engraving for breastmilk jewellery pieces, so we know that your clients will feel happy to have this on their charm beads. It’s perfect for making breastmilk charm beads made with your own breastmilk jewellery preservation method, or you can use Milky Mama Magic Dust™ as shown in this video

We include the PDF downloadable instructions with the MMMD and breastmilk kits, but we totally recommend you join The Breastmilk Jewelry E-Course (click here) from Amy – The Breastmilk Queen, then you will receive a 30% discount on the dust.

Cores For Charm Beads – Compatability

Perfect for use with our

Please note they are not compatible with slim, super slim, small or large beads due to length of the core. For inserts which are compatible with charms of a different length core please click here for our glue-in charm bead inserts. For advice on making keepsake and memorial jewellery see our blogs here.

These cores are sold by the set, so for one charm you would just need to purchase one core set. They are much wider than other inserts on the market so they’re ideal for covering up the sanding area on resin charm beads and slight colour run on glass beads.

How To Fit A Breastfed ♥ With Love ♥ Core

Here is a video showing you how to fit a core with the ball bearing (included) and a lightweight hammer like this one

Here is a video showing you how to fit a core with a doming punch (easier!)

Stock Images

You can download some stock images here (**COMING SOON**). They’re royalty-free and Creative Commons 00 so you’re free to edit and use for your own purposes but we ask you to let your clients know in the image description that they do not necessarily reflect your own work and are for guidance only. You can Photoshop in your own charm beads and add your own watermarks as desired. More coming soon – feel free to submit your own royalty-free CC00 images to benefit the community, so long as you are happy with no attribution required, which means that someone using the images doesn’t have to credit you for the photo.

Breastfed ♥ With Love ♥ Core Sizing

in depth specifications
10mm wide core flange on two part core set. Covers 10mm sanding area on charm beads
8mm length core tube on part A of two part core set. For 6 or 7mm wide charm beads
4mm wide smallest internal diameter. Ideal for bracelets 4mm wide or smaller such as Pandora or Trollbeads
5mm wide internal tube diameter. Ideal for bracelets 4.5mm wide or smaller such as Pandora or Trollbeads
5.5mm wide largest internal diameter on part B. Charm bead hole will need to be at least 5.5mm wide
10mm total set length of charm bead with core fitted

4mm wide smallest internal diameter. Ideal for bracelets 4mm wide or smaller such as Pandora or Trollbeads

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4mm wide smallest internal diameter. Ideal for bracelets 4mm wide or smaller such as Pandora or Trollbeads

resin beads
7mm length charm bead is perfect for the core length (our medium charm bead mould and faceted charm bead mould are 7mm in length and fit perfectly)

7mm length charm bead is perfect for the core length (medium and faceted)
7mm length charm bead is perfect for the core length (medium and faceted)

lampworkers
5mm mandrel with bead release, ideal for use with fitted bead cores
donut bead graphite mould – the black and blue charm is the perfect size for our charm cores

5mm mandrel with bead release, ideal for use with fitted bead cores
5mm mandrel with bead release, ideal for use with fitted bead cores
donut bead graphite mould - the black and blue charm is the perfect size for our charm cores
donut bead graphite mould – the black and blue charm is the perfect size for our charm cores

Silver

The silver in these fitted cores is 925 sterling EcoSilver. Please see our blog on Types of Solid Silver which explains the care instructions for the silver and the metal content.

pearly breastmilk beads, classic, unicorn white, pearly pink, pearly purple, pearly blue, pearly green, pearly gold, pearly red
pearly breastmilk beads, classic, unicorn white, pearly pink, pearly purple, pearly blue, pearly green, pearly gold, pearly red

How to Use Charm Bead Cores

Full blog here on Fitting A Bead Core with information on sizing lampwork glass beads and attaching the cores. You do not need a machine to fit these (in fact, a grommet press is not recommended and can warp the core). A piece of cloth and a 5mm or 6mm doming punch are all you need, just apply a firm pressure downwards to flare part A over part B. Do not press too hard or you will warp the core and need to use pliers to remove it. We will not replace cores damaged during setting.

We will include 6mm ball bearings with orders, which can be used with a gentle tap of the hammer to flare, be sure to put the bead on a soft cloth before you do it though! Video above.

You may wish to offer your clients one bead with classic breastmilk and one with a little resin sparkle mix (available here). Remove both from the moulds and send the client a photo to check they’re happy and offer them a choice. Let the clients know that you will return the second one free of charge as a spare, and set their favourite with a core. Over half of our clients ask for the second charm to be set, which you may charge £20 for doing. So it’s always worth buying an extra core just in case!

Costing Cores For Charm Beads

Over at Tree of Opals we sold breastmilk charm beads for around £90 (appx 100EUR / $120USD / $155CAD / $165AUD) and sets of charm beads down to around £50 each, plus occasionally up to 30% off for large orders, wholesale (I used to do 30% off for 10 pieces or more for a breastfeeding group) or black Friday deals etc. The very cheapest I would sell a charm bead for would be £25 as a mystery piece/mystery order addon or for someone who wanted a second charm bead set when you’ve already made two. The profit margin on that is high enough to cover my overheads (websites, payment processing fees, my admin manager, moulds etc) and support my family.

You can linksell these beads and offer clients beads with Forever In My Heart ♥ Cores for baby’s first curl, umbilical cord and placenta or even memorial pieces with their loved ones’ cremation ashes and hair or fur, flowers, fabric, teeth, earth and sand etc. I always found that after a client buys a breastmilk bead they will come back over the years for other keepsake beads to add to their bracelet. 

Of course, you can sell charms for £15, and I have seen them that low, but only with silver plated cores. Clients will happily pay extra for a solid silver setting on any piece. We also sell glue-in charm inserts and a set is a little less expensive but they do not fit all the way through the core and will need to be glued in. This will take longer and occasionally they can fall out. These cores provide the most professional option and will set your business above others using glue-ins.

Cores For Charm Beads – Large/Custom orders

If you would like some custom charm beads made our minimum order quantity is 200pcs and your first order will include the cost of designing and making a “die stamp”. You can choose your brand name or business name, or your own special phrase such as “Over Rainbow Bridge”. Please order our Branded Charm Bead Core Quote here and give us the details of your business, how many charm beads you sell a month etc.

Additional information

quantity

1 set for 1 bead, 5 sets for 5 beads, 10 sets for 10 beads

metal

solid sterling silver

2 reviews for Breastfed ♥ With Love ♥ Cores

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    leannemurdieee (verified owner)

    I am absolutely thrilled with this core. Excellent quality and excellent service as always. So so happy with it

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Rhea Mitchell (verified owner)

    The perfect finish to breast milk beads. They add such a personalised quality to the piece. Excellent quality and easy to use !

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