We would like to introduce you to Kelly Marie Perkins. Everything Kelly makes is hand crafted, personalized and made in Malta.
How did your experiences influence your business?
I started making DNA keep sakes after my own experience with birth and breastfeeding. Many of us mummies pass through the same struggles of birth and breastfeeding. I myself breastfeeding both my children and like many other mummies it wasn't as easy as I would have liked.
Breast feeding was a tremendous struggle and I suffered in many ways. My little one would not latch and I found myself expressing for nine months.
But then, when it was over, I felt a little empty… the journey had come to an end… And this is where Milk Diamonds were created.
After many years of research and making connections around the World I launched my own small business here in Malta.
I feel the product is very unique and I truly enjoy making every single keepsake.
A lot of time goes into making each one and a great deal of patience is needed. However, it is worth it as I find it extremely satisfying creating every piece.
The joy on each mummies face when they receive their preserved keepsake is very emotional for both me and my clients and I feel truly honored to be trusted with each mummy's liquid gold.
Can you tell us more about your creations?
I make several DNA keepsakes. My main focus is breastmilk keepsakes and hair inclusion keepsakes but I also create cremation ashes keep sakes and pet fur inclusions.
I've been making breast milk keepsakes for a very long time now and can truly say with my hand on my heart nothing can compare to having something so special so close to your heart.