Woman makes $400K a year selling jewelry made from bodily fluids
"I’m just trying to make pretty pieces."
By Jake Meeus-Jones via SWNS
A woman makes $400k a year selling unusual jewelry made from bodily fluids - including necklaces and earrings made of semen.
Amanda Booth, 33, had already been making trinkets from breastmilk and ashes but launched side hustle Jizzy Jewellery in August 2022.
Her pieces - selling from between $110 and $300 Canadian dollars ($82- $224 USD) - are made by drying out semen, turning it into a powder, and mixing it with clay to create "pearls."
Since launching, she's been able to turn it into a full-time job - even employing her husband, Jesse, 41 - and is selling as many as 40 Jizzy Jewellery pearls a week.
She's received samples from all over the world and says the office isn't the most fun to be around when the samples are drying out.
Her website strongly reminds buyers they must provide their own samples.
It says they make ideal presents for "marking your fertility journey, getting a vasectomy gift, surprising your partner or just want to be that much closer."
It adds: "We love being inclusive […] so both male and female jizz can be used!"
Creative Amanda made her first "jizz" jewelry from her husband's semen to perfect the technique.
Amanda, from Brantford, Ontario, Canada, said: "I'd been working with sentimental materials since about October 2021.
"I started working with ashes and breast milk because I had a friend whose son died and then another friend asked if I could do breast milk and I had to figure out how to turn it into powder.
"I started sharing them on social media and it just blew up.
"We went from 10 to 20 orders to hundreds of orders and my husband had to quit his job to help with orders.
"Almost everything I do comes from people requesting and suggesting things and someone commented on TikTok asking if I'd ever incorporated 'jizz' into my work.
"I initially took offense to it and thought 'why would you ask that?' but then I decided to run with it and created a joke marketing campaign with the idea on Facebook.
"It was just a joke at first but then I started getting serious requests for it and and I sat back and I thought 'this is gross and I wouldn’t do it for myself but who I am to judge if people want it?'
"I tried it out with my husband's sample first and it worked, so I took on orders.
"It quickly matched the level of orders we were getting on other designs and collections"
Amanda began making her trinkets as a form of therapy to cope with her depression and anxiety.
She eventually started taking on commissions from friends and family before the business blossomed and the requests were rolling in.
Though she says making them doesn't come without its downsides.
She said: "People see the Jizzy Jewellery stuff but then they discover the other stuff I have too.
"Jizzy Jewellery is about 50 dollars more per-piece because of the processing as we’re processing something else that nobody else would.
"It doesn’t make the office the most fun to be in when it’s drying as it’s not the nicest smell…"
Amanda's website states clients should send samples in a watertight container.
She said: "We've had it sent from everywhere - UK, Ireland, New Zealand, Austria, here in the US, France, and Australia.
"Once we've received it I process it into a powder using a special substance that I mix it with before grinding it down into the powder.
"From there I mix it with a similar coloured clay and begin sculpting it into the requested design."
Amanda added: "A simple pearl can take half hour to an hour to finish but some can take up to 12 hours, it depends."
People order the whacky jewelry for all sorts of reasons says Amanda, and that it's not just a sexual thing.
She said: "We get a lot of women who convince their partners to order it for them and also a lot of guys who just want it as a display piece sometimes.
"We had a trans woman who was having bottom surgery and wanted it for herself to commemorate that part of her journey.
"There was one about a woman whose husband had passed and the only thing she had left of him was a condom in the garage so she something made for him.
"We do female samples too and sometimes we get mixed samples.
"I had a lesbian couple who got a sperm donor and breast milk after they had the baby and mixed that together.
"A lot of people think it’s just a kink and a sexual thing, myself included at the start, but in reality there are so many beautiful stories out there.
"I think a lot of people just misunderstand it I guess."
Despite the success of her designs, Amanda says it doesn't come without its fair share of negative responses.
She said: "The hardest part is feeling very misunderstood – those videos blow up and I get a lot of negative responses.
"I’m just trying to make pretty pieces.
"I struggle with depression and anxiety and being misunderstood can be a trigger.
"People making these assumptions don't truly understand what I do."
Amanda's Jizzy Jewellery and her other collections can be found here.
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