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Sending your inclusions

HOW TO SEND YOUR MATERIALS

*You will receive the address in your order confirmation email. If you do not see the email, check your junk mail. If you still don't see it, send me an email with your order number and I'll give you the address. My email address is themilkymudra@gmail.com

 Please DO NOT send me the very last of any of your inclusions. Lost packages are a very rare occurrence, but still possible. I do not want anyone to take that chance with the last of your inclusions. If you have to, just send me less and keep what's left. I only need tiny amounts of things like ashes, hair and flowers. 

  • Milk-  I need about an ounce to work with and that gives me enough for multiple pieces and some wiggle room in case of leaking into the next bag during shipping. If you are short on supply and need to send less, I can work with a half ounce. If you are sending less than an ounce, please send in a bottle with the lid on tight. I do not send back bottles or any packaging, so don't send a bottle that means a lot to you. 
  • For an ounce or more- ALWAYS triple bag your milk in GOOD QUALITY BREAST MILK BAGS and ship in a padded mailer or box. The quality of the bags is very important in terms of leaking during shipping. Double check that all bag seals are correctly and tightly sealed. 
  • I prefer bags with less color, since even name brand bags can leak ink into the milk (nasty, right?!) Up and Up brand bags tend to do this more often.
  • ALWAYS label the outside bag with your name and order number. Do not label the inner bags in case they leak. The ink may contaminate the rest of the milk if the inside bags are labeled, turning the milk dark.
  • Frozen or fresh milk will work just the same. Your milk does not need to stay cold during shipping. It will stay fresh enough to be used for jewelry for a very long time. No frozen milk is too old to use! Even if it's been in the freezer for years, it works just the same.
    Any unused milk will not be returned to you, but saved here in case you want to order again in the future or need repair.
  • DO NOT get signature confirmation on your package. I prefer good old USPS for a few reasons. I have a locked postal box that they go in and feel safer that way than things sitting on my porch. 

 

  • Ashes- Send approximately 1/4tsp of ashes in a bag. No need to triple bag. This will be enough for 1-2 pieces. If you ordered more than 2, feel free to send more. Any unused ashes will be shipped back to you with your final product.
    Label the bag with your name and order number. 
  • DO NOT get signature confirmation on your package. USPS is my preffered shipping method.

 

 

  • Placenta/umbilical cord- Must be dried prior to sending. If you have encapsulated your placenta, please send 1 capsule for 1-3 pieces. Any leftovers will not be sent back, but I save them in case you want to re-order in the future. Label the bag with your name and order number. 
  • Umbilical cord- If you want just a sprinkle in your piece, just send about 1/4 of the cord stump. If you want a crystal or something larger and want more pieces throughout, send the whole stump. If you aren't comfortable sending the whole thing in case it gets lost in the mail, just send whatever you're comfortable with and I'll make it work. A little less doesn't make a big visual difference. I do keep leftovers for future orders or repair.
  • DO NOT get signature confirmation on your package. USPS is my preferred shipping method.

 

  • Hair- Send about a 1" long lock of hair per piece. Leftovers will not be sent back. Label the bag with your name and order number.
  • DO NOT get signature confirmation on your package. USPS is my preferred shipping method.

 

  • Flowers- I can only work with dried flowers. Please do not send fresh flowers or they will mold in the mail. If you need help knowing how to dry them properly, google has a lot of great info on it. If you are unsure about whether they are completely dry or not, add a few silica bags to the bag and it should be fine. I typically ask for about one of each color petal or greenery. If the flowers are tiny like baby's breath, then I will need a small handful about the size of your palm. If you would like remaining flowers to be sent back to you, please leave me a note saying so, otherwise I do not send back unused flowers. I keep them filed away for future orders or repair.
  • DO NOT get signature confirmation on your package. USPS is my preferred shipping method.