Our original Forever Mama ® Design. This is an original Mint & Birch design.
Forever Mama. This piece is inspired by my own story. I grew up in a non-ideal situation where my own mother neglected us and eventually abandoned us (this won't be a sob story, I promise!) When I had kids, I vowed to never forget that I am FOREVER my kids' mama. That means I love them unconditionally, with no bounds and most importantly, that I am always there for them. Whether they are 2 or 18, no matter how much they "act out," "misbehave," or "rebel," I am still their forever mama. I was quite the angry teenager and I know that on the outside, I seemed like a fleeting, rebellious teenager who wanted nothing but to be angry and hurt. But inside, I was crying out for the type of love that only a mother could give. And this little piece I designed is something I made for myself to remember that 1.) I am not my mother, and also 2.) to remind myself how important that unconditional, ever present motherly love is. Through the tantrums, through the bedtime delaying tactics, through the crayon scribbled walls. I am forever mama.
Choose from 14k Gold Fill in Rose or Yellow Gold, or solid sterling silver. All our pieces are cut by hand out of sheets of ethically sourced precious metals by Jessica.
This bar is hand stamped on our standard bar size, measuring 1.5 x 0.25 inches.
Measurement of length is when the necklace is open and measured from end to end. Standard length is 18 inches. Length will vary from person to person.
All our pieces are lovingly gift boxed in a foiled Mint box, ready for gift giving!
WHAT'S SO SPECIAL ABOUT MINT & BIRCH PIECES?
T H E M A G I C I S I N T H E P R O C E S S .
Each Mint & Birch piece starts out as sheets of precious metal. Each bar, disc, oval, heart is cut and polished by hand in my studio. Each piece is cut lovingly by me one order at a time. Jessica, the owner of the company.
Yes! You can wear these pieces every day without worry of flaking, peeling or tarnish!
I personally file, drill and polish each one with my own hands. I only use ethically sourced gold fill and solid sterling silver sheets sourced from North American mills. Using hand tools allows me to have a greater degree of control and precision over the piece to ensure that edges are beautifully smooth and that no damage occurs when finishing the piece into shiny necklaces! I do not use a tumbler, in which several pieces are put into a rotating canister with abrasives or steel pins to quickly smooth batches of pieces, causing micro scratches and unnecessary wear. Instead, I believe in good old-fashioned hard work done with elbow grease! Your bar necklace will not flake and you can wear it daily! The combination of high quality materials and my unique process of finishing the bars results in pieces that will last for years to come. I strive to offer my best, offering customizations not found elsewhere, such as the original hand lettered pieces.