I’ve been eyeing Teething Bling ™ necklaces for a while now because I love the idea of chewable jewelry for mums and their babies. I’m not terribly fond of the idea of Evening chewing on a piece of silicone, food grade or not. If I was cool enough I’d tie a string around Sophie la girafe ™ and wear her around my neck, but I have serious doubts that I could pull it off.
Instead, I held on to a spare wooden teething ring (made from untreated maple) and picked up a roll of all-natural hemp twine. Then I ended up sitting on the idea for a while because I wasn’t quite sure how I wanted my necklace to look. Just because it’s for a baby to chew on doesn’t mean it has to lack in the personal style department.
The other day I stumbled across a tutorial of how to create a ‘Josephine knot’ (you can also find that tutorial here http://factorydirectcraft.com/factorydirectcraft_blog/adding-josephine-knots-hemp-bracelet/) and immediately knew how my teething necklace was going to go. I love Celtic knotwork and I was absolutely thrilled to learn how to do a knot like this. It was fairly time consuming compared to other hemp knotting techniques I’ve tried, but I feel it was well worth the extra effort (and Evening was having some Daddy time anyway).
|the finished necklace|