Blood Milk Jewels

Bookstore Cat: Mourning Beads


Blood Milk Jewels

Bookstore Cat: Mourning Beads


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The Bookstore Cat is a special strand made in honor of the passing Amelia the Cat who resided here in Philly at the Spiral Bookcase shop. It is a tribute to all those who have lost a cat family member and to all of the cat lovers the world over.


Cats occupy a liminal space between worlds, at ease in dark, nighttime settings. In fairytales they have acted as psychopomps and have long been associated with the spirit world. Anyone who has lived with a cat knows they oscillate wildly between calmness and fierceness and are never really ‘owned’ by any human.


“Cats can mediate reunion with the instinctual native soil from which many of us have been uprooted. With their exact sense of spatial orientation, they can show us how to locate ourselves in the here and now, to learn to hunt within the psyche’s darkness for the hidden parts of ourselves and carry them out, unapologetically, into waking day” – The Book of Symbols (Taschen)


The cat is represented in this special Mourning strand as three crescent moons composed of sterling silver life cast cat claws paired with different shapes and sizes of Onyx. 

This strand measures 41.5 inches long from end to end, at its closure, is our medium sized, double sided eye talisman for extra psychic protection that can be worn at the back of the neck or on the front of the body.  

This 'Opera Length' makes it perfect for wearing doubled up as well as at its full length. Designed to compliment other jewels in the Mourning/Ritual bead line it also layers beautifully with other BloodMilk necklaces. Its light weight also makes it perfect to use for meditation or ritual practices. 

Onyx is best known for being a natural stone that act as a kind of 'psychic armor' against the negativity of others. It is also used to sooth grief and heartbreak. They are wonderful grounding stones and stones of self mastery, enabling its wearers to have mental and spiritual focus.



This strand is handmade to order, just for you, with care and focus.               

Please allow up to five weeks for creation before shipping. Note this is slightly different turn round time than our other jewels.  

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If you have further questions, we are always here to serve you in a kind and timely manner: via bloodmilkjewels@gmail.com