*STOP!!! PLEASE READ THIS FIRST! I am disabling the 'BUY NOW' buttons for awhile.  Today, as I'm writing this, is February 18, 2017, and I will likely not be making microbead forms for a few weeks more.  My husband is very ill and requires my care for most of my days.  He was ill all Fall and was in the hospital several times, then went into the hospital early in December and never came out again after several crisis situations.  Every week, I think this will only go on for a little longer, but things keep happening.  I will try to add more on the "Announcements" page. Thank all of you for your patience, and I'd appreciate your prayers during this difficult time.

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Items for Sale... You'll see the microbead breast forms available for sale below. If this is your first time here to buy a pair of microbead breast forms already sewn, please scroll down and read the purple section at the bottom of the page BEFORE clicking any 'Buy Now' button.  This is not a regular 'business' website, and that area clearly explains that, so that there will not be any misunderstandings by those who haven't read any other pages of the site previously.  

**Please Note:  I've designed a "CHECKLIST" to help me understand what size and adjustments you may need.  Please fill it out either just before or after making the payment through PayPal, and I'll match it to your payment.  Click on this Checklist link to choose your size, color, style, and customizations:  CHECKLIST TO ACCOMPANY YOUR MICROBEAD BREAST FORM ORDER

(Note for those with a SINGLE SIDE MASTECTOMY:  I only make these breast forms in 'pairs' because my  focus has been on those with bilateral (double) mastectomy, but that just means everyone gets TWO microbead breast forms in their order.  They are exactly alike so they will fit you on either side and you'll have a spare to wear while washing your other one.  It's harder to match a mastectomy form to a remaining natural breast, so please see my tutorial on how to remove some microbeads for better size matching if you need to, by clicking this link: "Customizing Completed Microbead Forms" Those with bilateral mastectomy should also use this same tutorial if they want their forms to be a little less full or if you need a smaller form on one side.

Or, if you'd like to have a pair made with special ADJUSTMENT TUBES, anyone can choose that option when filling out the CHECKLIST at the link above.  You can see how it works by clicking this link:  CUSTOMIZING MICROBEAD BREAST FORMS WITH ADJUSTMENT TUBES, You'll see how to remove some microbeads through the tubes yourself and then seal the tubes permanently. 

Also:  If you would like your forms to be slightly weighted rather than entirely filled with microbeads, just choose it in the Checklist and I'll be happy to put in a mix of lightweight microbeads with heavier poly-beads to make them feel more balanced with a remaining breast or just stay in place better if your bra tends to ride up.  

***NOTE****When you click on "Buy Now" a secure PayPal log-in page will open to use if you're already signed up with PayPal, it's easy and fast.... but you DO NOT have to "sign up" with PayPal if you want to pay with a credit or debit card!  Look below that log-in button, and you'll see a line that says, "Pay With a Debit or Credit Card".  Click on it and PayPal will simply process your credit or bank debit card for you.  They process the payment for you like any other bank, PayPal is an ONLINE bank.  Please do make extra sure you enter your home shipping address and email address correctly, because PayPal sends me that shipping address to use for your order.

PayPal helps me get your microbead forms to you as quickly as possible and it's convenient for you and me both, so I've been happy to pay their fees myself so they will process your payments, but... if you really don't care to use it... you are welcome to send a U.S. postal money order or a personal check instead if it's on a bank within the U.S..  Just email me at mary@mastectomysolutions.com for my mailing address and instructions.

TO RECAP:  I've added tutorials with photos!  Click HERE to see how to easily remove some microbeads to make your forms less full or 'perky' and HERE to see how to close the ADJUSTMENT TUBES if you choose them on your order.  Go HERE if you'd just like to see a chart with all the sizes my microbead forms can fit, or go HERE to fill out the checklist that should be sent right before or after you make your PayPal payment by clicking the 'Buy Now' button under your choice of microbead breast forms seen further below.

Pair of Microbead Breast Forms, Traditional Triangular Shape

$ 42.00 USD

This is the shape that is probably best for 9 out of 10 people and has proven to fit the most bras over the years. 

For those of you who want to try the microbead breast forms shown on the instruction page "Sew Your Own Breast Forms" on this site, but you don't sew or can't make them right now, I will make these for you using my patterns.  They'll often be completed and shipped within two or three days, but it depends on how many are ahead of you.  You MUST fill out the CHECKLIST to complete your order, you'll find the sizes listed there now.

*NOTE***  The CHECKLIST will cover any additional information you'll need to tell me to get your size and adjustments right!  Look for it highlighted in blue near the center top of this webpage and click on it either before or right after you've made your PayPal payment.  Thanks!***

The $42 price already includes free shipping via First Class Mail with Delivery Confirmation within the United States.

If shipping is to outside the U.S., please make note of it when asked in the CHECKLIST then wait for a shipping quote to your country before paying.  It will often be an additional $7 to $16.

Microbeads are fairly forgiving for size and shape variations and will usuallly fit most truly full coverage bras. Because specific bra styles, scar tissue and personal preferences as to 'perkiness' can vary, there isn't any way to guarantee an exact fit for all bodies because each body is unique. If you buy more pairs later on, let me know if you did any further adjustments to your forms and I'll do the same for you on future pairs.  Since I had bilateral mastectomy myself, I know that each of us are truly uniquely shaped, and am happy to help you achieve your most perfectly customized fit.

You can email me at mary@mastectomysolutions.com if you have any questions.  It's forwarded to my home email address, so please note that my replies may sometimes appear to be from a different address, but it's still me:^)

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Pair of Microbead Breast Forms, New Teardrop Shape

$ 42.00 USD

Smaller framed people occasionally asked for a slightly narrower shape, so I adapted the regular pattern to this. It does give another option for those of you who'd like to try it. Since it's creation, I've drafted patterns in all the other sizes. People seem to like them, so I guess they'll stay here! 

It's a little taller than the traditional triangular shaped ones I've made for years, and more rounded at the lower edge, eliminating the lower corners that might extend too far toward the underarms of those with smaller frames.  They still have the same amount of filling, in order to fill out bra cup sizes adequately, and they do carry some shaping upwards toward the bra straps which helps fill in that flatter area up there that some of us have. I have to admit, I do like these and am now glad people asked for them.

(*Note: If your favorite bra style in any size has an underwire with a very rounded bottom cup edge, this may the better shape to fit it.  These are meant to be worn upright, but if you have a bra or swimsuit bustline that doesn't work well with that, you can also turn the point toward the underarm area.)

Same postal rules on this one as the Triangle Shape one, free shipping in the U.S., more will be charged before I can ship to other countries.

*NOTE*** Remember, I"ve now added a CHECKLIST for you to fill out that will cover size, color, and customization choices!  Look for it near the center top of this webpage highlighted in blue.  Click on it either before or after you've completed your PayPal payment.  I can't start sewing your oder until you fill out the Checklist!  Thanks!***

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Microbead Breast Forms in BLACK, Traditional Triangle Shape OR Teardrop Shape

$ 42.00 USD

I have more black fabric in stock finally!

These are to be worn in bras mostly, but this color had often been asked for especially by those of you with swimsuits that have black linings!  These are exactly the same microbead forms as the tradional triangle or teardrop shaped ones available above, they are just in black fabric instead of natural skin-tones. 

Many of you like to hand-stitch your microbead forms directly into your regular swimsuits and leave them there, rather than buying a pricey mastectomy swimsuit with pockets, and these work great for that.  Some of you do the same with your bras so you don't have to buy pocketed mastectomy bras, too, and that's worked out well with all the colors and types of microbead forms.

There is a limited amount of black swimsuit fabric left now, but I'll be happy to make forms for you in black until it's gone.  Afterward, this listing will be removed unless more of the black fabric of an acceptable quality can be found again.

Same postal rules apply, free shipping to anywhere in the U.S.A., extra charges if they're to be shipped anywhere else in the world.

*NOTE*** Remember, I"ve now added a CHECKLIST (highlighted in blue at the top of this page) for you to fill out that will twll me your size and shape choice, click on it either before or after you've completed your PayPal payment.  Thanks!***

Here's another view of the black triangular shaped one from the side.  Because microbeads conform to the shape of what they're in they will protrude outwards more than it looks like, to fill out a bra cup.  With the form done in black though,, you can at least see more clearly (than when I've photographed them in skin-tone) about the smooth rounded shape of the form when upright on it's own. 


PLEASE READ:  THIS WILL EXPLAIN THE PURPOSE OF THIS WEBSITE AND HOW IT ALL WORKS!

I receive many orders and emails from people referred by others who tried the microbead forms and liked them.  That's lovely, and I so appreciate all the nice things people have apparently said on various breast cancer related blogs!  THANK YOU ALL!  However, some people buy microbead forms who haven't yet read any of the rest of the website so they aren't aware that I'm sewing these as my way to help, and am not making a big profit or running this as a business, just trying to help survivors who don't sew.   That's why I'm adding this explanation right under the microbead forms for sale, and requested right at the top of the page that you read it before buying, for those who may not read anything else in the site. 

Those who sew, already know that buying the materials for the first pair would cost them WAY more than I charge for a pair already made, plus I've contributed half a day or more of labor to make and package them, and postage to ship them, and gas to drive them to the post office, etc...  I enjoy making these for anyone who would like them, for any reason, and my buying a few materials in bulk saves you some money this way, too.  Some people can't sew, some simply don't have time while trying to take care of a family and a job, or are too tired while going through treatment. 

I want everyone to be able to experience the comfort of lightweight microbead breast forms even if they can't make them, and I'm happy to help by making these for others, as many pairs as they need, and at the lowest price possible. This is something I CAN do from home for other survivors, and it means a lot to me.

Unfortunately though, every now and then, someone purchases with no idea what this site is all about, having read nothing more than the 'Buy Now' button. This is a very, very, very small percentage of people, but still it needs to be addressed to prevent any misunderstandings.  There's always ONE in every crowd, sigh.... and it distresses me greatly.

Here's the story:  These custom-made forms are sewn one pair at a time by just one REAL PERSON who's had bilateral mastectomy with it's ongoing discomfort and wants to help others in the same situation.  They are made ONLY of the best materials possible, after much research, NOT shoddily made in another country of cheap materials.   They cannot be returned or exchanged like a pair of shoes at Walmart, either.  This is not Walmart, dear hearts, these are made in my little sewing room at the end of my hallway.  :^)

Some women who buy these are still undergoing chemotherapy and may still have compromised immune systems, so I'd never take back a pair tried on by one person and sell them to another who might be adversely affected by any germs (or smoke, or whatever).  NOT...GONNA...HAPPEN, sorry... so, no returns or exchanges, as I simply can't afford to take returns and then throw the microbead forms away like a big 'for profit' company might do. To do that, I'd have to sell these for many times more just to cover for those few.  That's why I have the 'CHECKLIST' to ask questions and make sure you are getting the best possible fit the FIRST time you order.  As long as you can tell me the right bra size to properly fit yourself, it's usually pretty foolproof, just answer the questions and I'll know what to make for you.

This site was created to help people in discomfort, not to profit from the discomfort of others.  Many people can't afford a pair of $800 silicone breast forms, even if they wanted to go through the pain of wearing them.  By doing this the way I do, almost anyone anywhere can afford these.  I don't want to change that by raising prices or turning this into big 'for profit' business.

To explain the 'money' side, what usually happens is this... someone orders a pair, and I buy another bag of microbeads... or some money goes toward restocking some more of the hard-to-find skin-tone spandex fabric, or I replenish the special sewing machine needles for spandex fabrics that cost about $6 a pack, thread that costs $4 a spool on sale, buy more rotary cutter blades and other assorted sewing supplies, buy packaging and labels for shipping, printer ink, bubble wrap, etc...and MANY other things that I have to pay retail prices for, as well as pay for postage, and the processing fee for using PayPal for credit card processing.  There's also expenses such as upkeep on sewing machines,  and then there's the internet.  Ouch.  High speed broadband is an added expense my husband and I wouldn't buy if not for my doing this website.  

See what I mean?  Each pair purchased, pretty much provides enough to buy materials for the next pair, and the next provides something for the next, and so on, with a little saved for the really big expenses.  I do everything possible to keep expenses down, but I'm unwilling to use cheap materials.  So far, these microbead breast forms are practically indestructible and last for years.  If I used cheaper materials, people would have to replace them more often, but why should they have to just so I can save a few dollars?

Now, if anyone wants to donate something toward the site's upkeep, you are welcome to, lol... as I would LOVE to actually break even more often than I do or afford more things for the sewing room. 

If you've found information within this website useful and would like to make what I do a little bit easier, there's now a "Donate" button at the bottom of this section.  If a few people want to send a dollar or two, I'd appreciate it, but if you can't, please don't worry one bit about it, as I'm in the same shoes as you and very seldom can afford to donate to sites I've benefited from either.  With the current economy, and with health issues many readers of this site are going through, we are all doing everything we can to survive from one month to the next!

PLEASE don't ever refrain from emailing or asking for questions because you don't donate,  Hearing from you means more to me than money does, and I NEVER EVER WANT ANYONE TO FEEL THAT THEY CAN'T EMAIL ME.  My whole point for having this website is trying to help others in my own situation post-mastectomy or dealing with effects of breast cancer treatments, and if by putting the "Donate" button here causes that to happen, ever, I'm REMOVING IT!***  So far, that button has just mostly been a handy way for people from outside the U.S. to send some extra to cover the higher rate for postage to them.  Have to admit, it's useful for that.  :^)

Hope all this explains everything sufficiently, and sorry to have to add so much on this page.  It's boring, I know, but better to type it out once and it'll save time if someone clicks here who doesn't know what this site is or how it works.  Thanks for reading, and have a great day! :^)