Lauren Devine makes her own breast milk jewellery after failing to find anything she liked online (Image: Katielee Arrowsmith SWNS)

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A mum started making jewellery out of breast milk after looking for something 'beautiful' to celebrate her own breastfeeding achievements.

Lauren Devine, 37, from Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland, joined forces with fellow businesswoman Victoria Bradley to develop 'breast milk pearls' for 'awesome' mums.

Mum-of-two Lauren initially wanted something to celebrate her own breastfeeding journey, however she soon realised the idea could be profitable and set up Boob Bling.

The firm now sells jewellery featuring preserved breast milk 'pearls' thanks to a secret formula developed in Victoria's 'mad science laboratory' kitchen.

Lauren told The Mirror: "The breast milk is preserved. It's not like a pendant with milk sloshing around, it's made into a solid form.

Lauren turns the milk into a solid and then sets the 'pearl' into the jewellery
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"I make the breast milk pearl and then sit it into the jewellery. The reaction of people who have received the pieces has been fantastic.

"We often get orders from husbands and partners of women who are breastfeeding to celebrate how awesome, strong and resistant they are."

Lauren, who runs another business creating cremation ash jewellery and other keepsakes, said she first became interested in working with breast milk when she was feeding her daughter Summer.

Husbands and partners often order pieces to celebrate their 'awesome' wives
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She told The Mirror: "I breastfed for four years in total. It was so tough. You are on call 24/7, you can't hand off to dad for a night feed.

"I felt I deserved something beautiful to celebrate what I had achieved and couldn't find anything that suited my tastes."

By remarkable coincidence, Lauren's business partner mum-of-one Victoria, who lives in the same town as her, had also been working on developing breast milk jewellery when they met.

Each piece takes around two weeks to make
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They found each other after advertising on a local women's Facebook group.

Lauren said: "We both hit it off, and talked about our love for jewellery, as well as both being breastfeeding mums, and she told me about the brand concept of creating jewellery with breast milk.

"So we started Boob Bling together. Victoria had been on maternity leave, so had spent all her time working on a super secret guarded formula that preserves breast milk.

Boob Bling asks women to send in five millimetres of breast milk for the jewellery
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"Her kitchen was like a mad scientist's lab. Once we got it right though, we opened up.

"We called it Boob Bling as it represents the brand. We don't do anything too flowery or mumsy, it's in your face.

"We want to appeal to a community of badass mums – it's motherhood unfiltered."

They now receive around 20 orders a month for their special jewellery, which is created with their customers' breast milk.

The company is receiving around 20 orders a month
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The pair ask customers to send them five millilitres of their breastmilk to enable them to make their products.

Lauren then turns the milk into a paste and waits two weeks for it to crystallise.

When this is complete she grinds it down to a powder and creates the 'pearl'.

Each piece takes around two weeks to create and costs at least £180.