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Amber Teething Necklace Real or Fake? A few tests you can do at home!

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Amber Teething Necklace Real or Fake? A few tests you can do at home!

It recently became a huge debate on one of the sites I am a member to about Amber Teething Necklaces.

Someone in the group received an Amber Teething Necklace to review. Long story short, her necklace crumbled and led her to believe it might not be real. There were a few others who received amber from the same company. Which sparked a huge post about how to tell real from fake.

I have 3 Amber Teething Necklaces, from 3 different Companies. All of which I feel are reputable and will post their info below.

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There are a few ways to tell if your Amber necklace is fake, without having to ruin it by crumbling it or burning it.

First:

Salt Water Solution

1/3 cup of salt

2/3 cup of warm water

Stir until dissolved. Place your amber in the water.

Real Amber will FLOAT.

Fake Amber will SINK.

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Second:

BLACKLIGHT!

Unless you have the super dark amber, your necklace should glow like a Christmas Tree! Plastic beads which are likely yellow will NOT GLOW.

(NOTICE all of the necklaces, yellow, plastic attachment clasps do not glow)

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All 3 have passed my test with Flying Luminescent Colors! 😉

Of course there are other ways to distinguish Real from Fake Amber. But I find these easiest for me without ruining the integrity of the necklace.

Now…… I guess you want to know who the Reputable Companies are!???

  1. Baltic Wonder (Very stunning in person) Find it here
  2. Inspired by Finn Find it here
  3. Hazelaid Find it here (Choose 12″ Necklace Twist Clasp)

How to choose Amber:

After all the research I did when I had my first son 3 years ago. I learned that unpolished and semi-polished were your best polishes to achieve the desired effect. Also The richest butter color possible seems to be the most effective color.

A Christmas Story kind of Halloween

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A Christmas Story kind of Halloween

Happy Halloween! or Happy Christmas Halloween!?

“His Aunt Clara always sends the nicest gifts.”

I got this fun idea to do, A Christmas Story, Halloween Theme. I always thought my son resembled a Ralph or even Home Alone Kevin. 😉

The search was on. I could not find a pink bunny costume anywhere!!! The ones online were too big and way too expensive. Especially if I was not sure it would even fit my little guy.

Our local Halloween Shop carried a perfect, toddler size WHITE Bunny Costume. The ears on the hood drooped but it was adorable anyway. And comfortable. I got the idea to dye it.

Got it home, did some research. Apparently you can not dye synthetic fibers with liquid dye, for fear of ruining the fur all together and getting an uneven dye on top of that. WHAT AM I GOING TO DO!

I bought Brink Pink Hair Spray from Sally’s. It took 3 cans. But I sprayed and rubbed it in with my hands. IT WORKED!! Let it set in the sun a few days to really avoid residue and staining everything else.

I bought cheap fake glasses and pink rabbit ears that stood up.

My husband and I went to the thrift store and bought old nightgowns and pajamas like the family in A Christmas Story wore on Christmas Morning. Such a Blast! And a very BIG HIT.

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We even had a few people ask if he was the ENERGIZER BUNNY! That would work too!

Happy Hallow-ChickieWing!!!

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Happy Hallow-ChickieWing!!!

Old MacDonald had a Farm!

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It is my babies first Halloween!!!

I found the cutest rooster costume from Target. But I hated the hat that came with it. So I decided to crochet my own!

I used a very stretchy and fuzzy soft white yarn from hobby lobby. Dark Red yarn for the comb and light yellow for the nost. With black button eyes!!

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If you have questions please ask! All of my crochet creations can be seen HERE!

I thought how can I make this even cuter. Started brainstorming on everything to do with chickens. Some family friends of ours happened to be growing these Humongous White Pumpkins. I thougth OMG!!!

So I brought one home carved it accordingly and the cute factore began!!! Perfect idea for halloween!

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