Okay. When I was returning to school I decided to start using chewing necklaces to try and stop peeling skin off of my hands, chewing on my cheeks and other harmful stims. So I went searching for a chewable necklace and realized really quickly that while people will advise you to search “chewelry” or “sensory necklace” or something like that, most of the stuff that I found by doing this was either directed to really small children, or frankly looked rather medical.
Finally, I found some cute ones, by searching for “teething bling” or “teething necklace for moms” or “chewbeads” (that last one is a brand name, but they’re pretty cute and it also pulls up similar products so I thought I’d include it) . This led me to (finally) finding chewable jewelry that was meant to be stylish and worn in the adult world, and I thought I would do some reviews of the three I have tried, to try and spread the word about these products for which Autistics are not the target audience, but which benefit me a lot.
I bought all of mine from Amazon, but Etsy seems to have them for less expensive, and both of those search terms turn up some cute ideas :) :) :)
The first necklace (black pendant) can be found here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0087ARMP6/ref=oh_details_o06_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I got it in black and liked how the neutral color could go with almost any clothes without it seeming off (if I wear too many colors, it makes my head hurt)
I also liked how it was wide at the bottom and the shape kind of pulled at the edges of my mouth which was a nice feeling
This was my first chewing necklace and I chewed through it in a couple of weeks, because it is a pendent style, all of the chewing is relatively focused in one place, leading it to wear through quickly
Constant chewing also made it less glossy after a while
Because the chewing is concentrated in one spot, it was easy to wash
Final conclusion: A good necklace for occasional wear/chewing, easy to wash, easy to wear, nice shape, but it wears out quickly. Would still recommend.
The second necklace (green pendent) can be found here:
I like to wear things that are green, also, the look of it was nice because the variations in color made it look more like a stone pendant and less like a piece of chewable rubber, this made me feel like a secret agent
This one was a lot less expensive than the last one, I think I paid like, $8.00 for it?
Again, the wide shape, this time at the middle led to a nice pulling feeling at my mouth, which caused another form of positive sensory input in addition to the chewing
It seems to be a bit harder than the other one? And is still not starting to crack after two months
Final Conclusion:I’m not as fond of the style of this one, but it seems to be really durable and nice to chew. It’s a bit less undercover, but still has the look of an ordinary pendant.
The third necklace (Black and white beads) can be found here:
that autism feel when you hear about loads of other peeps with autism hate having their nails touched or done but you can’t. leave. your. freaking. nails. alone. Whether it’s biting them, biting the skin around them or getting them done, you’re just like NAILS.
That autism feel when getting your nails done is hell but so pretty. So you grin and bear it. And make awkward eye contact and small talk. And try not to screw up your face and scream as they file your nails.
Something very dear to my heart because my older son has Autism. He is my whole world and he makes me smile everyday. So I did my nails in honor of him♥
Base: China Glaze .:. White On White Colors used for dotting: Maybelline .:. Crimson, Avon .:. Vivid Violet, Sally Hansen .:. Mellow Yellow, Sinful Colors .:. Cloud 9, Sinful Colors .:. Hot Spot, Love & Beauty .:. Sky Blue