By Craig Hlavaty Houston Chronicle Houston Chronicle
WWR Article Summary (tl;dr) The inspiration for Bridgette Boudreaux'x company "JoBri Milk Charms" was born out of her desire to commemorate the bond that breastfeeding creates between mother and child.
Early last year Chron.com told you about a Lake Jackson stay-at-home mom with two kids who has an interesting side business.
When she's not tending to her two small boys, she's making keepsake jewelry out of preserved breast milk.
Bridgette Boudreaux, 25, found a market for jewelry made out of preserved breast milk. The milk gets sent to her from customers all around the world who have found her online and would like her to make charms and necklaces from portions of their milk.
This week Boudreaux appeared on the syndicated "Steve Harvey" talk show during the "Is it Weird?" segment to talk about her work.
"I myself am strange and unusual so it fit," Boudreaux told Chron.com this week, echoing Lydia from "Beetlejuice".
She said she was flown out to record the segment in mid-December.
A clinical psychologist, Dr. John Duffy, weighed in on the Lake Jackson entrepreneur's work, saying that it was rather interesting and unique.
"As odd as this clearly is, its hard not to honor that work that you do and you definitely get some points for ingenuity," Duffy said. Host Harvey was his usual funny self.
After Chron.com's initial coverage of Boudreaux's business in Jan. 2016, she became a viral sensation with TV cameras coming by to see her work space.
Lately, Boudreaux has been doing a series of Facebook Live videos on her official business page to show the folks at home how the process works.
She also uses umbilical cords and placenta to create jewelry. She's been sent cremated human remains to make jewelry for relatives and friends to wear a piece of a loved on them daily.
Her husband gets a kick out of her work and telling his friends and co-workers what she works on.
The inspiration for her company JoBri Milk Charms was born out of her desire to commemorate the bond that breastfeeding creates between mother and child.