Early Pregnacy Loss

Jewellery ideas for early Pregnancy loss

Today's blog post will be very similar in ideas to an early post "lost years ago." Similar in the way that you may not have hand or footprints of your baby. No hair locks or even have gotten to the stage that you named your baby. However it was your baby you were pregnant and you want to have something to remember and honour a life sadly lost.

Miscarriage is something many just do not understand on an emotional level unless you have been there. Many would just tell you to forget and move on. Don't let people tell you how to feel or what you should and should not remember. My pregnancy was very much a surprise after years of thinking it was never going to happen seeing those two pink lines I must say was quite a shock, an exciting shock but a shock none the less.

Sadly we lost the baby very early and never got to know the sex nor did we name the baby but we did have a nickname and that was "Bubby" not very original I know but that was who I would talk to everyday.

Ways I remember Bubby are that I have a name in the sand. A butterfly from butterfly beach. These are in a locket. I taped one of the pregnancy tests to the back of one and it is framed. This may sound strange but no one can see the test. I know it is there and to me it is "Proof of Life" and all I really have. I took another test as my husband just did not believe me. That test is in a beautiful Eddy Bear that sits on our bed. Tracey from Eddy Bear has also put early pregnancy scans into bears again the only proof of life or image of a baby that you may have that sadly left too soon.

The Birthstone from the month of conception can be found in many pieces of jewellery and images from Carly can be placed in the back. Letters to Heaven can help heal. I have many many ideas in my head so if you feel there is something special for you out there I can help you find it. A butterfly, dragonfly, a star, a flower anything that says something to you is special and no one else has to know or understand its significance unless you choose to tell them.

Some ideas and images below as well as in post lost years ago.

I have a sad update to this post. Since writing it my husband and I have lost our second pregnancy one that was much tried for, in fact for over a year,  we called this baby Baby J and I have many pieces of jewellery made in his/her honour. We did get to see a heartbeat and sadly next scan it was gone. Today I have Baby J's positive test in with Bubby's safely in the Eddy Bear as our proof of life. I also have the scan we sore the heartbeat on as one of the images in my memory ball. We had so many hopes and dreams and a due date to look forward to and then it was gone. Love to all those and prayers for you future and ours as we continue in the hope that one day we hold out babies in our arms not just in our heart. 

A Dragonfly on a pearl

A butterfly on a necklace or bracelet (style can vary)

A Mother Child Pendant

One heart or multiple hearts as many people suffer multiple miscarriages

Bubby's images from Carly in a locket. Ultra sound images can also be scanned and resized then fitted into lockets for you.

One of the many images Carly has done for me 
 My Family in one of my three Memory balls with images from Carly and a scan from our second pregnancy that was also lost early. Our Dog Shep on the bottom was also lost many years ago he is so very special to us 
To know about Memory ball click here on

A simple initial with an Angel these are Bubby's and Christians

You can engrave a simple piece of jewellery to remember

One of Carly's butterflies in the back of a Rose Quartz

An Eddy Bear can have your baby's name embroidered on the little feet and if you kept a positive pregnancy test like I did you can place it inside. Maybe an ultrasound image can go inside if you have one.
I took my bear to the Teddy Bears Picnic at the races recently with all my friends children it is a very special bear indeed

Finally a personal favorite and so powerful an Angel Ball

Yes always a good idea an Angel Ball always so simple saying so much. Mine is just simply engraved "Bubby"
Click here to know more about Angel Balls 

You can always contact me for something special for you

Lost Years Ago

Lost Years Ago

Over the past week I have had the privilege and honour to help 3 lovely lady's who all lost babies many many years ago. In fact these losses were decades ago. For these ladies it is still like it was yesterday. Their stories were all so touching and so sad and made even sadder because in years past they where not offered the help and support that can be found by us all today.

No help at the hospital no support groups or gifts of hope, photos taken by Heartfelt or something - anything you could take home. No hand or foot prints taken. Just cruel words like "go home, forget it happened" "You have more children at home be grateful and forget about this one"

Well these ladies did not forget the children they never go to see. Never given the chance to hold as that was not the "done thing" in one case it took over 30 years to find where twin baby boys had been laid to rest.

I don't want this post to be about what should have happened as we all know so much help is out there now. I want this post to be simply about ideas of what you can do to still capture something special in jewellery or a keepsake and how I have helped families that sadly could not get help before.

If you have not hair locks, No hand or footprints, No photographs you did not even get to hold or cuddle your baby. For you I send love now. I send thanks and am grateful to all the wonderful organizations out there that now offer help. I am thankful also to organizations like SANDS that have support groups for people that have suffered losses years ago and would like some help now.

Below I will try and offer some ideas of how I can help create a special keepsake piece of jewellery for you.

Firstly to create a special image that is will honour your baby, a unique moment in time that is yours and your baby's moment and that is to get a name in the sand from the beautiful CarlyMarie. Or a personalised butterfly from Butterfly beach from there we can place these images into lockets for you.

Under these images I can place soil from grave sites or images of the graves if that would bring you comfort. I have known and actually done this for a lady that lived interstate. I went to the cemetery photographed the plot then stood there and looked around and picked the first flower I saw. This flower was then placed under a photo in a locket along with a small amount of soil.

You can use a combinations of images from CarlyMarie and letters to you loved one like in the four way locket below. A recognition of life certificate, Angel images, A letter to this baby from her mother and a name in the sand.

You may prefer just something simple like just engraving special words onto a piece of jewellery

Write a letter the power of word can not be measured. Write it down and if you do not want a traditional locket we can seal the scaled down letter into this sterling silver envelope. I call these Letters to Heaven.

Last idea for this Blog and Angel ball this simple ball is so simple yet can say so much. To find out more about Angel Balls please read Blog post Healing power of Angel Balls

For more ideas or help please never hesitate to contact me

♥Love and light ♥

The Healing Power of An Angel Ball

The Healing Power of An Angel ball

Angel Balls Available in Sterling Silver or 9ct Gold

"I just want something simple". "I don't know what I want or need"."I lost my baby very early in my pregnancy." " What is an Angel Ball?" "How can it help me remember and Heal?" "How do I wear it?" "What does it represent?"

These are some of the things I hear in emails, website enquires and on Facebook. I will now explain what an Angel Ball means to me and maybe it will help others.

I got my first Angel ball I must say over 15yrs ago I have always loved them. It is a very large ball that I hang on a long chain. After 15yrs it still chimes and sings the same beautiful message it always has. Angel Balls over the years have been called all sorts of things and have so many meanings to people. Some call them Fairy Balls, Gypsy Balls, Harmony Balls or as I know them Angel Balls. No matter what you choose to call them I believe they have an amazing ability to heal your heart and soul.

Many years ago I started to give Angel Balls to friends as gifts when they were pregnant as in times of Gypsy's they would wear them not only to protect an unborn child but the baby would hear the Angel ball sing and then when the baby would always know it's Mother when raised in a community of Gypsy's.

I try to help families with Angel Balls as so often families just want something simple or they don't really know what they are after or a baby was lost too early in a pregnancy to have hand or footprints taken. Angel Balls are perfect for everyone to remember anyone of any age as I engrave the ball with your loved ones name and as it rings I believe you hear your loved ones message from Heaven.

I have whole families that have embraced Angel Balls and an example is Ricky's family that all wear one to remember him. Anyone that has followed my FB page for any time would know how special his family has become to me. Not only do all Ricky's sister's and mother wear an Angel Ball so does is Goddaughter that was Christened after his passing. The Angel Ball was given to her as a gift from him to always know that he will be watching over her from Heaven. As it rings she will remember and hear him as he sends his messages. More recently I have had another whole family wear Angel Balls to remember a beautiful little boy sadly gone too soon.

People have also purchased Angel Balls purely due to the fact that they make "noise". Something they love as they may wish to have "sound" with them as they move. I remember helping a lady in America, she did not know what to wanted yet she just wanted something simple and small to remember her baby Anna. I told her about Angel Balls and she loved the idea so I got her one, had it engraved with Anna's name and sent it home. A few weeks later I got an email from her saying how much she loved her ball and that one day while in the kitchen her ball was ringing and her son said to her "Mommy I hear Anna" Yes I lost it and cried a river of tears. This is what an Angel Ball is suppose to do, they sound and send you messages.

Angel Balls are not only for loved ones lost they are also wonderful for having with you if a loved one is sick. I was helping a lovely lady years ago with a little locket idea to have her daughter with her all day even as she worked as a nurse at a hospital pediatric ward. Never did she think she would ever be "one"of "those" Mothers taken into "that" room to be told the devastating news she was about to be told. Immediately we stopped work on her locket and the focus was straight to an Angel ball one for her and one for her little girl. The Angel Ball for Mum was to wear and to listen too as her daughter underwent treatment. The Angels were sent to help calm her. Through emails I did hear that they did and that she would ring it and listen at the most difficult of times. Her little girl would wear hers always knowing she was not ever alone and would be protected. I am happy to say I got an email not so long ago from this lady and her daughter is doing well and should now have a long and happy life.

I mentioned briefly before I would give Angel Balls to friends years ago as a gift while they were pregnant to talk to and protect unborn babies. Sadly we all know that not all babies are born healthy and often Mum's and Dad's know the baby is sick well before birth with the results of scans and various other tests. Examples could be Heart Babies or Babies with Trisomy 18, these babies sometime will not be with there families on Earth long. This week I have sent an Angel Ball to a lady pregnant with a little boy with Trisomy 18 for now while he is still with his Mum I hope the Angel Ball will sing to him. Then as his Mother wrote "Goes to be with Jesus" I hope she will continue to wear the Angel Ball and hear his messages to her from Heaven.

Whether you choose to believe in Angel Balls or not I find them to me one of my personal favorites and if you are ever looking for something simple that can say so much and Angel Ball could be a good choice of keepsake for you. Angel Balls come in various sizes and are suitable for Necklaces or Bracelets as these pictures can show.

Never hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or think an Angel Ball my help you or someone you know sue@sueellasignatures.com.au

Angel balls in silver range from $75 Available in solid 9ct Gold and priced from $445

Please click on and visit Angel Ball blog post for range and pricing 

Love and Light

Sterling Silver Angel Ball

9ct Gold Angel Balls Available (all three Gold Colours)

Please be mindful that gold is a very different metal to silver and does not "sound" anything like the silver balls. Silver conducts the sound far more clearly and sweeter than gold. I would always recommend silver Angel balls over gold for sound quality however they can be made is gold as I know some people do not wear silver. If you do know someone with a silver ball you gold one will not be or sound anything like it.

An Angel Ball in a Necklace different sizes and lengths available also this style with CZ covering it
To see prices of above standard Angel Balls go to this link click on below
Angel balls

An Angel Ball used as part of a Story Bracelet
See Story Jewellery Post for more details

Another Angel Ball uses as on a Story Bracelet
story bracelets POA it will depend on what is involved and charms locket chosen
prices can start as low as $150 

On a Bracelet so simple yet saying so much to this little girls Mum.
standard 19cm chunkier sty bracelet no butterfly start from  $120
butterfly and ball additional approx $35 to $50 depending on style
it all depends on size and how chunky you would like your bracelet to be 

One Angel Ball remembering Two Angels in Heaven
$85 for bracelet with ball add $20 per butterfly or dragonfly 

An Angel Ball on my Pandora Bracelet
Pandora Angel ball  $85

 Fine chain bracelet Angel ball $85

Angel Balls can now be altered to hold a very small amount of ashes or hair. The amount they can hold is only a very small amount as an Angel ball needs lots of room inside for the chimes to ring. The cost of this alteration in silver is an additional $50 if you already have an Angel ball and would like it altered then yes you can post back registered post and we can do this for you. These can be filled and sealed by me or by you.

Angel balls of any style can have Angel Wings, Butterflies, Dragonflies, initials or any little charm added, Just be mindful as they swing and hang next to the ball they can scratch the ball. These are simple little sterling silver charms and prices average $15

Red Nose Day 24th June 2011

Red Haematite Clip Charm for Sale for SIDS and Kids Qld

For the next week I will be taking orders and selling this simple little clip charm. It looks so much like a Red Nose to me I am giving 100% of the profits of the charms sold this week to
SIDS and Kids Qld.

The charm is suitable to clip onto your Thomas Sabo style charm jewellery or any memory/story necklaces or jewellery you may have purchased from Sue-Ella Signatures.

You could also clip onto your regular style charm bracelets.

This Charm is sterling silver and has a Red Haematite ball on the end. Or my version of a Red Nose.

Thank you everyone for your continued support

Love and Light

Red Nose clip charms can be purchsed direct from Blog orders will be posted 29th June 2011

A Brief History of Lockets

A Brief History of lockets

A lovely customer and friend of mine reminded me over the week end how special some of my lockets truly are, I have many lockets and this is one of my most precious. It is my Grandmothers Cameo locket that I have sealed a photo of her inside.

My Grandmother

My Grandmothers Wedding day