"The game of football is quite unsuitable for females and ought not to be encouraged". This was an official statement from the FA in 1921, as Lily Parr was a rising star in women's football. She had grown up playing with her brothers on a patch of waste land, and was known for having a harder kick shot than any male player. She played against both men's and women's teams, and scored more than 900 goals throughout her career. This necklace features our icosahedron beads with a stunning colour mix of black, granite and peach, for anyone who is unafraid to stand out from the crowd.
Our Inspiring Women Collection brings together 12 of the most influential, ground breaking females from both past and present. From Frida Kahlo to Wilma Rudolph, the collection includes women who have paved the way for us, throughout history, as experts in their fields or those who fought passionately to bring about change and equality. The collection feautures beautiful illustrations from our talented friend and artist Rachel Gale, who has perfectly captured each individual personality in her own unique style of portraits.
Each of the 12 necklaces from the collection come complete with a postcard to match the individual it was inspired by, featuring a beautiful hand drawn portrait on the front, and a brief biography on the back. These postcards are also available as a full set, featuring all twelve inspiring women, making a beautiful gift to educate and teach children about some of the most famous women through time. You can find the full set here.
The BPA free beads are made from the same material that bottles and dummies are made from, so they are safe and fun for your little one to chomp away on whilst serving as a stylish fashion accessory for Mumma!
And why not make it a set? Our teething bangles come in a huge range of different colours and are another essential item for all new Mums. Add one on from just £5.95, available here.
You can also choose to add a greetings card to any order from our store, for only £2.50. Choose from our gorgeous selection of designs (see photo for details) and grab the perfect gift and card combo, all set and ready to go! Select your design from the drop down menu, or just choose "No Thanks" if you don't need one! If you're sending directly to someone as a gift, we can also write your personalised message inside the card. Just leave a message in the "Note to Seller" box at the checkout and let us know what you'd like it to say, and we'll take care of the rest.
What is Teething Jewellery?
Teething jewellery is the new must-have accessory for ALL Mummas! For breastfeeding and baby wearing Mums, these necklaces save all of the skin scratching and hair pulling which is normally just a part of the job. They are also invaluable during the tough teething period, offering a safe and tactile silicone bead for little ones to chew away on and sparing all of Mum’s more delicate and expensive jewellery which is irresistible but dangerous to a baby. They make great sensory aids during feeding times as they help baby with hand eye coordination and keep focus on Mums chest and they work as a great distraction to simple boredom. They’ll become a staple item in any Mums change bag and are also handy on long flights or journeys.
The breakaway clasps offer added safety, simply popping apart when little hands tug too hard to avoid strains on Mums neck. All necklaces are made to a standard 29 inches; this hangs low on your chest making it easy for little ones to grab and play with the beads, which are approximately 1.5cm across. If you would prefer your necklace to be made longer or shorter, please just leave a note at the checkout. The beads are all secured on the strong satin cord with knots tied at either end to help keep them in place.
Why Choose HexNex?
Our beads and necklaces have been independently tested by an approved UK lab to ensure they meet all relevant parts of European Safety Standard EN71 parts 1,2 and 3, so you can be sure you’re buying only the best for your little ones. Don’t settle for cheap imitations that haven’t been put through proper testing!
All silicone beads supplied by Hexnex are:
- BPA Free
- Phthalates Free
- Lead Free
- Latex Cadmium Free
- Free of All Other Toxic Materials
- Made of 100% Food Grade Silicone
- Easy to Wipe Clean and Fridge Safe
All HexNex necklaces are designed and handmade by myself, here at HexNex HQ (i.e. my little desk!) Every piece is carefully made to order and crafted with love to ensure quality and safety. It will be delivered in a carefully packaged posting box which is small enough to fit through a letterbox and includes a cotton gift bag, perfect for storing your item in when at home or in a change bag, as well as a safety and care instruction card including the do's and don'ts when using teething jewellery and best cleaning practices.
These necklaces make great gifts as they are unique and can be personalised. Perfect for birthdays, new mum gifts, baby showers or any special occasions. I can also gift wrap or include a gift note if you’re sending as a present.
Love this necklace but want to change it slightly? Not a problem! All necklaces are made to order so I can easily swap out colours or beads at your request, just send me a message! Alternatively, to design your very own teething necklace from scratch, head over to our listing for a custom necklace and design your own unique piece of chewelry to suit your style!