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  • How Do I Pack My Inclusions to Send to My Memory Beads?
    Packing & Shipping Made Easier! CLICK HERE IMPORTANT: * Please indicate your ORDER NUMBER on each inclusion. * All inclusions should be packed carefully in their own bag/envelope. Even if its going into the same bead. * Only send inclusions you are comfortable with parting with. Due to the nature of the purchase, you may not receive all unused inclusions back. E.g some milk may spill, some fur may fly, some pieces will need to be redone if the first pour did not cure properly. What is in good condition and viable will however be returned to you. ∞ ∞ ∞ BREASTMILK: * Please pack your milk (fresh, frozen, rotten) in another bag to prevent leakage. * Please remember to mark the envelope as FRAGILE. * Please pack a minimum of 15ml per item purchased. ∞ ∞ ∞ DNA INCLUSIONS: TEETH | PLACENTA | UMBILICAL CORD * Please pack each item in a plastic pouch or evelope. * Unused pieces will be returned to you. ∞ ∞ ∞ ASHES * Please carefully pack ashes in a small container, then seal it in a ziplock bag. * 1/2 teaspoon of fine ash per item. * Unused portion will be returned to you. Special Note: All Ashes are treated with love and respect here at My Memory Beads. We have our own customs and practices when we go to them pick them up, while they wait to be worked on, while we work on them and when we pack them up to be shipped back to you. ∞ ∞ ∞ HAIR/FUR: * Please pack Hair/Fur in a plastic pouch or evelope. * Provide 2cm long and 1cm thick of hair/fur per item. * Unused portion will be returned to you. ∞ ∞ ∞ FLOWERS & OTHERS: * Please pack items carefully in a plastic pouch or evelope. * Provide 2 petals from each flower at minimum. Or send us the entire bouquet! * Provide 1 teaspoon of sand * Provide 1 teaspoon of soil * Provide 2cm x 2cm of cloth/clothing * Provide the paper inclusion you'd like us to fit within the item. To be discussed via chat/email.
  • How Do I Ship My Inclusions to My Memory Beads?
    Packing Made Easier! CLICK HERE Drop Off at One Utama Registered Post ∞ ∞ ∞ 1. Drop Off at One Utama Our mailbox is located at Mail Box etc (LG109B) . Just pass the friendly staff at Mail Box your envelope! Make sure you write our out FULL ADDRESS + YOUR ORDER NUMBER (where we can see it) on your envelope/parcel: My Memory Beads Suite 1638 Lot LG109B, One Utama Shopping Centre, No.1, Lebuh Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya ∞ ∞ ∞ 2. Registered Post Do ensure that you get a tracking number so that we may both keep track of your inclusions whereabouts. My Memory Beads Suite 1638, Lot LG109B, One Utama Shopping Centre, No.1, Lebuh Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya
  • Choosing Your Bead Hardware
    When you find that perfect piece of jewellery, you'll likely want to wear it every day. Every jewellery metal has different properties and requires different levels of care. When it comes to both silver plated and sterling silver jewelry, it is no different. The care you take to maintain them means the longer they will last. Tarnishing of sterling silver is a natural effect and cannot be fully avoided. We currently offer: 304 Stainless Steel, 925 Silver Plated Copper and 925 Sterling Silver/Vermeil. 1. 304 Stainless Steel A low nickel steel used in surgical instruments, and other medical equipment. Hypoallergenic, this won't tarnish or rust. Great for people with nickle allergies. 2. 925 Silver Plated | Copper While not as popular as the 925 Sterling Silver option, with all plated pieces, the plate will come off. But with care the base hardware will last for years. Can tarnish if not worn, and will just need some light polishing with a polishing cloth. 2. 925 Sterling Silver The most popular option for keepsake beads. With care this choice of hardware will last for lifetimes. Can tarnish if not worn, and will just need some light polishing with a polishing cloth. 3. 925 Sterling Silver Gold Vermeil (Plated) | Rose Gold Vermeil (Plated) These are fun to have but with all plated pieces, the plate will come off. With care the base of 925 Sterling Silver will last for lifetimes. Can tarnish if not worn, and will just need some light polishing with a polishing cloth. Simple Care Tips: Remove during household chores: Substances with additional sulfur like household cleaners, chlorinated water, perspiration, and rubber will accelerate corrosion and tarnish. Keep out of direct sunlight: Sunlight can cause silver to tarnish as well. Before you hit the beach or pool, be sure to remove your silver jewelry. Put your jewelry on last: For decades, women have been putting their jewelry on last and for good reason. Lotions, makeup, hair spray and perfumes will accelerate tarnishing. Place chalk/silica packs/anti-tarnish cloth in your jewellery box: They will absorb moisture and help prevent tarnishing.
  • How Do I Get In Touch with You?
    Get in touch with us! Send us a message HERE Email: mymemorybeads@gmail.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/mymemorybeads Instagram: www.instagram.com/mymemorybeads
  • Design Meetings
    Will be available to you once purchase has been made. This is when we will be able to discuss personalisation options per keepsake. If you require additional customisation, we do offer a custom service. Prices start at RM300. Our Design Meetings (for the moment) are on Facebook or Instagram. For those who don't need a meeting/don't want one - please ask us for other options. We have email as well as questionnaire options as well! Each purchase comes with a 30 minutes chat/photo session. and this is when we will discuss the available personalisations per keepsake. Please note: If you do not show after 15 minutes that meeting is canceled out of respect for the next client slot. We only allow for 1 last-minute cancellation. We will send you a questionnaire to fill out if you you last-minute cancel on your 2nd meeting. If you need additional time, that will be up to the discretion of your beadsmith. Calls | Face-to-Face Meetings Design meetings are online chat & photos only. We do not offer phone calls or in-person meetings. This is how we keep our prices low. For cases that insist on calls/in-person meetings, this will be on a case-by-case basis and there will be a charge of this from RM500 onwards.
  • Personalised Vs Custom
    All our beads are able to be personalised with the available inclusions we offer. We may have seasonal inclusions not listed in our charts, but we'll be sure to share them with you when they become available during your design meeting with us. Please note that should you require more customisation on your bead design, you may have to upgrade your purchase to a Custom piece. Prices start at RM200. What personalisation entails: You will be able to choose your decor inclusions but it will be up to our BeadSmith to put it together.
  • Why Choose My Memory Beads?
    Because we're in the business of crafting keepsakes that last. While we don't condem other businesses, and alot of our quick-and-fun purchases are budget-based, we do however advise you to shop around and do your own research if you only have limited quantities of your DNA inclusions/cremation ashes available. We've had many cases of distraught customers using up their last remaining milk, placenta, umbilical cords, fur and loved ones ashes on purchases that ended up rotting, growing mold, breaking or falling apart on them. And, while we have performed miracles in helping to mend, fix, and even repurposing some of these items, unfortunately in most cases - alot of these items can not be saved. Especially those that have rotted or molded - as the mold within would be toxic to work on or wear. Not all resin and preservation processes are created equal, and that's generally the case when it comes to pricing. DNA inclusions and fatty substances like breastmilk need to be properly treated to last. They have to be able to stand up to heat, humidity and UV rays. ∞ ∞ ∞ Milk Beads Here we choose not bleach your milk (unless requested). Through our preservation techniques and preservation materials, we are able to bring out the natural glow and pigmentation of your milk. Here we choose to help to boost your milk's natural colour. Cheap preservation materials means your milk bead may change its colour, mold and rot within your piece. ∞ ∞ DNA Inclusions Are also treated and preserved before encasing them in our House Blend of Resin. ∞ House Blend of Resin We do not use easily available commercial resin DIY crafters can purchase online. We use our own blend of high grade jewellery resin that cannot be commercially bought in Malaysia.
  • Custom Orders
    Don't see what you want on our site? We do custom orders as well! Prices start at RM200 Send us a message HERE Email: mymemorybeads@gmail.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/mymemorybeads Instagram: www.instagram.com/mymemorybeads
  • How long does it take to make your keepsake?
    Work starts the minute we receive your inclusions. On average you are looking at 4 - 6 weeks, but some customs might require up to 8 weeks; but this all depends on the keepsake you've chosen.
  • Is There a Warranty on the Items Sold at My Memory Beads?
    Yes there is! All keepsakes get a 6 Month Warranty. Click on My Memory Beads After Care for more information!
  • Our Preservation Process
    We intend on preserving your inclusions properly so that they don't rot, mold or change the integrity of our resin. This takes time, effort and alot of steps and patience. From beach sand to mother's milk, we go to great pains to preserve your inclusions; all this is done without bleaching, ruining or altering (unless specifically requested) these precious items using only genuine high grade materials and techniques.
  • Returns & Refunds
    All Returns and Refunds will be based on a case-by case-basis. Refunds We hope that as purchases on My Memory Beads deal with memorial keepsakes that our clients go through our website, especially our FAQ pages, before making an informed decision to purchase from us. We do however understand that they may be a change of heart. We will honour all request for refunds done in a 24 hour period from time of purchase IF you have not had any prior contact/messages with us. We will then issue you a refund with a 20% service fee deduction of your total amount. This is to offset any charges we were charged from the payment provider you used upon checkout as well as the time we spent guiding you towards the purchase if any. In the case of force majeure we will not be able to provide refunds as well. Returns on Defected Items We only ship out keepsakes we can be proud of. Each keepsake we produce is handmade with care, and each one unique. As they are hand crafted and not made with a machine, some may come with a tiny bubbles, slightly uneven edges, etc. So please do not expect machine perfection. Due to personal nature of each keepsake, we do not accept returns. However, if you should receive an item that is defective, damaged or not what you ordered, please contact us here within 3 working days. We will try to help you resolve any issues as quickly as possible by repairing or replacing the piece. Send us an email here! Returns on Milk Beads Each Milk Bead we produce will have a sister bead in our safekeeping. This is to ensure that we spot any changes in your bead before you do. Each Milk Bead also comes with a 6 Month Warranty. If you need to use it, email us here. A Note on Mother's Milk Every mother’s milk is different. Colors, densities and hues will always differ. If you see something perfectly white in the picture when you order, your breastmilk jewelry piece may come out slightly creamier or even a different shade of white to your computer settings. You may even see some breastmilk “specks”, or proteins, that are heavier; and this is great! Because this is what makes your breastmilk piece unique.
  • How Do I Know IF You are Using My Inclusions? I've Been Cheated Before.
    We know your concerns, we've been in your shoes before, and that's why we treat all inclusions with as much love and respect as you do. Most of our beads that will need inclusions sent in by you come with an online meeting to discuss the handling of these items while in our care.
  • Animal Vs. Human Memorial Bead Prices
    At My Memory Beads we treat both your beloved pet and family member's ashes with extreme care and respect. We have different SOPs for handling animal and human ashes. E.g. Depending on their denomination/religion, which will be explained during our meeting with you. We ask that our customers respect our prices, as we take pride in taking extra precautionary care and steps when it comes to handling ashes of the deceased. Should we find that a Memorial Bead for Pets was purchased, but we were sent human ashes - we will be respectfully return the ashes and there will be no refund and no keepsake.
  • What can you turn into Memory Beads/Jewellery?
    Milk Placenta Umbilical Cord Fur {Cat, Dog, Bunny, Guinea Pig, Hamster - if its got fur, we can encase it!} Fish Scales Snake Skin Hedgehog Quills Feathers Hair Ashes Collars Toys Clothing Notes Flowers Money You'd be surprised to what we have and are able to encase. Yes, even blood and bodily fluids. Love knows no boundaries. Don't see what you are looking for on this list? Get in touch with us and send us a message HERE.
  • Beads & Jewelry Care
    Our beads, charms, pendants and more will last for years to come. But we ask that you treat your keepsakes like you would precious items and jewellery. All of our items are suitable for daily wear within reason. Try not to wear them in salt water, chorine, spray perfume on them or store them in strong direct sunlight. Simple Care Tips: Remove during household chores: Substances with additional sulfur like household cleaners, chlorinated water, perspiration, and rubber will accelerate corrosion and tarnish. Keep out of direct sunlight: Sunlight can cause silver to tarnish as well. Before you hit the beach or pool, be sure to remove your silver jewelry. Put your jewelry on last: For decades, women have been putting their jewelry on last and for good reason. Lotions, makeup, hair spray and perfumes will accelerate tarnishing. Place chalk/silica packs/anti-tarnish cloth in your jewellery box: They will absorb moisture and help prevent tarnishing.
  • Handmade Artisan Disclaimer:
    Each item is handmade by My Memory Beads with our own blend of jewellery resin. Resin is not a plastic or glass and it almost always contains slight imperfections due to the curing process. Understand that handmade goods are never ‘perfect’ in the way assembly-line products are. No two pieces will ever be exactly alike. This means each piece will be uniquely their own. These are not ‘flaws’ rather imperfections that make each piece unique and beautiful with their own story to tell. Some may have small imperfections on the surface of the resin such as fine bubbles, ripples or small particles that have found a way to the painting and cured within the resin during its curing stage. Because of this we give each of our keepsake pieces a 6 Month Warranty, incase we need to rectify any issue that may pop up with the resin. If you are not able to accept this risk then we politely will not be able to accept you as a client.
  • Do You Have a Shop I Can Visit?
    We do not have a physical shop and are an online business for the moment.
  • On Design Meetings: In Person Vs Online
    Why are all our meetings only online via chat? Working with memorial keepsakes is energy draining, and we try to keep this to a minimum by not involving people unless absolutely necessary. But we understand that sometimes this is necessary, and should you require an actual in-person consultation, our charges are listed below. This gets your one-on-one time with your Beadsmith and a bespoke keepsake. 1 Keepsake RM1,600 2 Keepsakes RM3,000 For 3 Keepsakes and above kindly message us directly. This is the same with calls. 99% of the time when a client says something the image in their head may not necessarily be understood by the person who will work with the bead. So we rely on text and photos to do this for us. This means less misunderstanding and a clearer direction for both. We Understand that you are worried about the process, but come chat with us. For years My Memory Beads has operated this way (before the official online launch in 2021) and we take great pride in saying that our online meetings are just as personable and memorable (and less stressful) as our offline ones.
  • Can I take my keepsakes Ocean Diving, Sky Diving, Mountain Climbing?
    Yes you can! We've had feedback from our clients that all our keepsakes (resin & glass) have now passed the air and water pressure test. Ocean Diving Sky Diving Mount Everest Climb! So bring them along with you on your next adventure!
  • Who Should & Shouldn't make a purchase?
    While we only ship out keepsakes that we can be proud of, we understand that some clients may have higher expectations that handmade artists cannot achieve. We strongly suggest that those seeking machine perfection to read this section before making your purchase with us. We craft handmade keepsakes, without the use of machines, computers and mass production, therefore the chance of receiving a guarantee of a machine finish cannot be promised. Each piece we craft has its own story. No two pieces are alike. Certain inclusions that we receive, will have to be treated before encasing in resin/glass. They stands a chance of going through a slight change; in terms of feel, color, shades, and even textures. This preservation process ensures that your inclusions don't change, rot, mould within your keepsake. And as each piece is handcrafted, and no piece can come out exactly the same; your piece may come encased with some tiny bubbles, slightly uneven edges, uneven decorative placement etc. This makes them unique as the curing process is their doing. Each piece is unique. No two pieces will be alike. We do not have a production line or use machine's or computers to produce your piece. We cannot guarantee perfection. There can be no refund for keepsakes as each piece is personal and cannot be resold to another client.
  • After Care: Healing Service
    Our beads, charms, pendants and more will last for years to come. But, we understand that things happen such as accidents and mishaps. Send it to us and for a small fee we'll help to heal cracked and scratched items for you. Duration of Repair 3-6 Weeks We can also repair other resin Jewellery that has been crack or scratched. Regarding Milk/placenta/dna inclusion jewellery brought from other sellers that have discoloured, rotted or molded. Unfortunately we will not be able to help restore those pieces for you. It means that the milk/DNA inclusions were not properly treated/preserved and the items integrity have been distroyed and are toxic to handle. You will be required to drop off/ship your bead to us as well as to fill out our After Care Form.
  • After Care: Touch Up Service
    Our beads, charms, pendants and more will last for years to come. But sometimes, as with other precious items and jewellery worn often, a touch up may be needed. For a small fee, send them to us and we will sand down, re-coat, polish and have them shine and sparkle for you again. Duration of Repair 2-3 Weeks You will be required to drop off/ship your bead to us as well as to fill out our After Care Form.
  • After Care: 6 Month Warranty
    6 Month Warranty All Milk Beads & Jewellry for discoloration. All Milk Beads & Jewellry for rotting and moulding. IF within 6 months you see a change of your inclusions in your beads, or its colour, do email us immediately. Please note that all Milk Bead purchases made from My Memory Beads have a sample milk bead that we keep for 6 months to verify this claim. All jewellery are done in recorded batches and, a sample bead from that batch will be kept to verify any claims on their integrity. All beads will have to be mailed over to us to compare against our sample beads. We will then redo the bead for you with no charge <3 No Warranty for hardware, as with other jewellry purchases, your hardware, depending on how you wear/handle it, will suffer from normal wear and tear. You will be required to drop off/ship your bead to us as well as to fill out our After Care Form. A note on resin. All resin in general will yellow. The duration in which it turns, and the darkness of the yellow will depend on the quality of the resin used. Our House Blend offers unparalleled yellowing protection. So it'll stay clearer for longer. However, like fine jewellery, exposure to various elements - heat, humidity, lotions and perfume, body oil, but most importantly UV light - will eventually turn pieces to a tint of yellow. But keepsakes are meant to be worn and enjoyed. So we always encourage you to wear your keepsakes and don't worry too much about the outer layer yellowing, because you can always send them to us for a sand down, re-coat and polishing treatment to get them sparkling like new again.
  • I've had Milk Beads Mold, Rot or turned yellow on me. Will yours do the same?
    Your breast milk will be encased in our house blend of resin, that contains a UV Stabilizer that prevents your inclusions from discoloring. However, all resin tend to yellow over time. How quick it will yellow and how dark the yellow will get, will depend on the quality of resin used, size of the item and how often and where you wear your keepsake. With proper care, your breast milk jewellery can look its best for years to come. Our preservation process includes all organic, non-toxic materials that help to prevent your breast milk from turning yellow or rotting. Local/Imported DIY kits in the market have proven useless in perserving breast milk/placenta/umbilical cords. These have been found to be made with mixes of tapioca starch and corn starch to dry up the milk but not treat it. These are fun projects and we won't stop you from having fun with them if you have extra milk to spare and won't mind throwing them away after a few months. We had a distraught mother message us on IG and this is but one of the many horror stories we are privy to. We don't want you to end up with this: Mcdonald's Burger in Resin We always encourage you to wear your keepsakes and don't worry too much about the outer layer yellowing, because you can always send them to us for a sand down, re-coat and polishing treatment to get them sparkling like new again. A Note on Resin All resin in general will yellow. The duration in which it turns, and the darkness of the yellow will depend on the quality of the resin used. Our House Blend offers unparalleled yellowing protection. So it'll stay clearer for longer. However, like fine jewellery, exposure to various elements - heat, humidity, lotions and perfume, body oil, but most importantly UV light - will eventually turn pieces to a tint of yellow. We always encourage you to wear your keepsakes and don't worry too much about the outer layer yellowing, because you can always send them to us for a sand down, re-coat and polishing treatment to get them sparkling like new again.
  • Can you help repair/restore other milk jewellrey bought from other sellers?
    We can help you restore shine, fix cracks and heal scratched milk jewellrey as well as try and even repurpose them for you. Regarding Milk/placenta/dna inclusion jewellery brought from other sellers that have rotted or molded - unfortunately we will not be able to help restore those pieces for you. The mold in them are toxic to work on and to wear. This level of instability means that the milk/DNA inclusions were not properly treated/preserved and the items integrity have been destroyed and are toxic.
  • A Note on Perfect Breast Milk Jewellery
    Each keepsake is just as unique as the mama for whom it was made for. They absolutely will have variations of colour, may include some tiny air bubbles, or slight imperfection to its shape. These are not to be viewed as mistakes, as these are all handcrafted for you personally and not made by a machine. For returning Mamas and additional purchases. No two pieces will ever be identical when it comes to your breast milk when it comes to its colour, but we can always try to adjust the new piece to match your previous collection.
  • A Note on Mother's Milk
    Every mother’s milk is different. Colors, densities and hues will always differ. If you see something perfectly white in the picture when you order, your breastmilk jewelry piece may come out slightly creamier or even a different shade of white to your computer settings. You may even see some breastmilk “specks”, or proteins, that are heavier; and this is great! Because this is what makes your breastmilk piece unique.
  • Glass Keepsakes
    🎐 Glass: Our Glass Keepsakes will not change in colour and remain clear for generations. We only use glass from 1. Italy - Murano 2. USA - hand pulled and speciality 3. Germany - hand pulled and speciality 🎐 Aftercare: Our Glass Keepsakes will last for generations to come. But, we understand that things happen such as accidents and mishaps after years of use. Duration of Repair 2 - 4 Weeks We can heal cracks and repair broken pieces. We can also repurpose broken glass keepsakes (from us or other sellers) into new keepsakes. You will be required to drop off/ship your bead to us as well as to fill out our After Care Form. 🎐 Warranty: Our Glass Keepsakes have a warranty of 6 Months for any internal cracking only.
  • What glass are you using?
    We only use new glass from: 1. Italy - Murano 2. USA - hand pulled and speciality glass 3. Germany - hand pulled and speciality glass We do not use recycle glass.
  • Will it break it if drops?
    No, we've treated the glass to withstand standard drops. It has also passed both air and water pressure. It will however crack and break if you forcefully and with intention, repeatedly throw it on the ground - or crush the keepsake.
  • Can it be repaired?
    Yes :) We can heal cracks and broken pieces for you. We can also repurpose broken glass keepsakes (from us or other sellers) into new keepsakes.
  • Warranty
    🎐 Warranty: Our Glass Keepsakes have a warranty of 6 Months for any internal cracking only.
  • Aftercare
    🎐 Aftercare: Our Glass Keepsakes will last for generations to come. But, we understand that things happen such as accidents and mishaps after years of use. Duration of Repair 2 - 4 Weeks We can heal cracks and repair broken pieces. We can also repurpose broken glass keepsakes (from us or other sellers) into new keepsakes. You will be required to drop off/ship your bead to us as well as to fill out our After Care Form.
  • The Purchase Process
    We help to commemorate and honour your IVF journey by embedding or infusing IVF Straw Embryo Ashes into beautiful memorial keepsakes. We know that your IVF Journey has been a tough and personal one and have made one of the last steps of this journey as straightforward as possible. ​ Have a look around our website & instagram on what we've done with other pieces, as we can incorporate IVF Straws into almost everything you see. Reach out to us to get some of your questions answered. Make your purchase. Send us your straw(s). Once we receive it we'll get to work to lovingly encase them into keepsakes you can bring home to hold, keep and wear. Average wait time: Resin Keepsakes: 3 - 8 weeks depending on what you purchased Glass Keepsakes: 2 - 4 weeks depending on what you purchased
  • The Cremation Process
    The cremation of IVF Straws requires a delicate hand to ensure that during the cremation process, that nothing flies away or gets wasted. We also ensure that the ashes are handled in a loving and respectful manner when embedding them in the keepsake of your choice.
  • Your Privacy
    All our IVF clients are protected by our privacy policy. We respect your decision and your decision alone. We stand by what brings you comfort.
  • Warranty
    🎐 Warranty: Resin Our Resin Keepsakes have a warranty of 6 Months for any internal/ashes changes only. 🎐 Warranty: Glass Our Glass Keepsakes have a warranty of 6 Months for any internal cracking only.
  • Do You Offer Cremation Services?
    Yes, we do offer cremation services for IVF Straws. We will be able to cremate it and ship it back to you in the container of your choice. Please reach out to us for more information.
  • Ethics & Complaints
    The IVF Journey is extremely personal and we believe that a mothers choice is always the right choice regardless if it may challenge an outsiders ethical views, religious views, or ideas about the significance of embryos.
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