Saturday, May 4, 2013

Homemade maple teething necklace


Even before I had an amazing child of my own, I saw and admired beautiful carved teething necklaces.  They seemed like such a simply beautiful piece of craftsmanship and yet their hefty price tags always turned me away.

Until I realized I could make my own. 

Using a piece of leftover maple, I sawed, drilled, carved, and sanded until I arrived at this.

This post has been waiting for almost two months in the hope 
of getting a good picture of it in use. She is just starting to teeth at almost 
five months and I've got better things to do than wait for photographs. 
So here she is figuring out her fingers.

In the interim, this mama-made toy has come in handy at restaurants, on walks, in the car, and helping to set a world record!