A woman stole jewellery of a sentimental value which was worth more than £3,000 from two friends.
Zoe Hymus took two rings from a friend that had belonged to her dead husband and mother.
She also stole and pawned a large amount of jewellery another friend had collected from being a teenager, which was valued up to £3,000.
She was caught after she confessed to another friend and that woman then tipped-off the police.
Hymus, 34, of Reads Avenue, Blackpool, pleaded guilty to two offences of theft.
Her case was adjourned for pre-sentence reports and she will be sentenced at a later date by Blackpool magistrates.
Pam Smith, prosecuting, said police received information Hymus had stolen jewellery from two women friends in September.
She had pawned two rings for £55 and also a large amount of jewellery taken from another friend.
Robert Castle, defending, said his client, who had no previous convictions, had been diagnosed with bi-polar syndrome.
Hymus became depressed when her children were taken into care.
She pawned the jewellery to enable her to get to Luton to ask social services about her children, but she was not allowed to see the children.