My Story

Shop owner, handmade jewelry maker Wendy of Funky Birdie Amber

Hi, I'm Wendy!

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 & all the traditional methods to ease the pain weren’t cutting it.

I had read a little about the history behind using amber for pain relief & I learned that amber had 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 & sciatica. Pregnancy had left me with a lot of nerve pain in my hips.

I was intrigued, to say the least & ordered a necklace for Shelby & an anklet for myself. It was worth a shot, right?

Raw Baltic amber teething necklace and anklet for pain relief, yellow amber with turquoise crystal accents

I was astonished at the amazing results the baby & I 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, then, 12+ years of experience making jewelry, combined it with research about the best amber to use for teething & pain relief (along with the intricacies of making jewelry safe for children) & began making amber jewelry for friends & family.

As time went on, I really saw how this natural option for pain relief was helping people & it was a joy to pair it with my passion for the jewelry-making art form. Then...Funky Birdie was born!

Wendy's Jewelry studio in Kingwood, Texas image of wood workbenches with storage cubes