Keep Breathing Spoonie Chronic Illness Necklace


If you're not familar with the Spoon Theory of chronic illness, hop on over and read "But You Don't Look Sick" by Christine Miserandino.

For my fellow spoonies, this necklace is intended to serve as a talisman in those times when getting to the next moment seems simply too hard. It's a warding charm against unhelpful doctors, unruly brains, and those who make you feel less extraordinary than you are.

This 30mm (just over 1 inch) piece comes with a sparkling teal background as standard, but you can request another colour if you would prefer. Just choose the custom colour option, leave a note on your order with your preferred colour, and I'll be in touch with options. If you would like a sterling silver chain instead of the plated silver that comes as standard, please add the custom listing before checking out -

Because I know it can be hard to get cash money as a spoonie, I've priced this piece a little lower than my others. However, if it's still out of your reach, feel free to contact me at femmecraft and we can work out a trade for goods or services.

Shipping from Australia

Processing time

3-5 business days

Estimated shipping times

  • North America : 3 - 5 weeks
  • Europe : 3 - 5 weeks
  • Australia, New Zealand and Oceania : 5 - 10 business days

I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

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I will only use your shipping and billing address, and contact information

  • To communicate with you about your order
  • To fulfill your order
  • For legal reasons (like paying taxes)

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