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Bloodmilk

As above, so below. Lorraine cross.

$215.00

Bloodmilk

As above, so below. Lorraine cross.

$215.00

Large and small boa constrictor rib bones were carefully manipulated in wax to form an intriguing Lorraine cross & cast immortal in sterling silver. Oxidized to achieve my signature shade of the gloomy gray/black of stormy skies.

The Lorraine cross holds many meanings for me personally. For one, it is the sigil of St. Joan of Arc, infamous for her visions of god, and her bloody crusades as an armored warrior. As both a lover of France and strange saints, this symbol represents my obsession with Joan.

Also, the Lorraine cross is associated with alchemy and the hermetic maxim 'as above, so below', or that all things contain a similar essence, what happens in one realm, happens in the other. This maxim is also associated with 'The Magician' tarot card.

The two bars of the cross represent a balance of male and female and spirit and earth, the physical and the emotional, the planet and the cosmos. The third bar, or the middle shaft represents the 'other' or divine influence, the true trinity, creating an equilibrium of elements.

The snake rib has been a potent symbol for me in my jewels lately, a balance of the spirit world (snake) & the rib bone, or guardian of the heart (physical essence), into a new shape.

The cross is quite large although not as heavy as other pieces I offer at nearly 4 inches long and 2 1/2 inches at its widest.

Perfectly paired with a sterling bar link chain that echoes the shape of the bones, at 30 inches from end to end.


Fourth image from Soma Magazine

Last photo of artist Chelsea Wolfe wearing the cross in her refinery29 interview: http://www.refinery29.com/chelsea-wolfe#slide-12


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***This is handmade to order, just for you! Please allow approximately 4 weeks for creation and shipment.