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Wendy's Story

I first learned about Baltic amber jewelry for pain relief in 2009. My first daughter, Shelby, was just over a year old at the time, teething up a storm, and all the traditional methods to ease the pain just weren’t cutting it. I had read a little about the history behind amber use for pain relief and learned that amber has been used across Asia and Europe for centuries on teething children as well as adults suffering from a range of issues such as arthritis to carpal tunnel and sciatica. Pregnancy had left me with a lot of nerve pain in my hips. I was intrigued, to say the least and ordered a necklace for Shelby and an anklet for myself. It was worth a shot, right?


I was astonished at the amazing results the baby and I both had with our amber jewelry. Pain relief from jewelry? It really worked! However, I noticed some issues with the quality of the jewelry available on the market at that time. So I took my 12+ years of experience making jewelry, combined it with research about the best amber to use for teething and pain relief (along with the intricacies of making jewelry safe for children), and began making amber jewelry for friends and family. I really saw how this natural option for pain relief was helping people, and it was a joy to pair it with my passion for the jewelry-making artform. Funky Birdie was born!

Kristina's Story

Fast-forward seven years to 2016, when Wendy gave me a Baltic amber necklace to try for my chronic headaches. I was definitely skeptical, being into science and all, and just not convinced that jewelry could help with pain relief and prevention. Lo and behold, it worked. My headaches were non-existent as long as I was wearing an amber necklace. I was a convert!


That’s when Wendy asked me to join forces with her and take Funky Birdie Amber to the next level. With my history in graphic design, social media, marketing, and experience making jewelry, Funky Birdie Amber began to blossom and help more families than ever!