Blood Milk Jewels

Dreaming Underground. Chapter II. Opal Ritual Strand.


Blood Milk Jewels

Dreaming Underground. Chapter II. Opal Ritual Strand.


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**This item is limited based on the small quantity of opal beads we were able to source in person. We do not know if it will be available again in the future. 

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A stunning strand of slightly graduated opals are married to small sterling silver hollow 'pearls'. Each opal has been selected and strung for its beauty, though its interplay of colors vary across the spectrum. Some opals are more opaque and have a bluish hue while others seem to crackle with pink and red fire. Others seem to contain the glitter of the stars if set against the brilliance of the sun. I consider strands such as these to be more akin to wearing a 'string of rings' as each bead appears to be a world of its one, crackling with a self contained cosmos, able to exist on its own in a ring setting. I like thinking of how each new wearer will get lost in the vivid 'life' every single opal has to offer, even the tiniest of them. 

Created underground and ancient ~ Opals are sensitive. I imagine them dreaming underground, nestled inside the earth as they are formed over years, their kaleidoscope of colors latticed by way of water that trickles down from pockets of moving earth or decaying fossils. Just like us, water gives them their bodies, their vibrancy, their life. 

Historically, one of the metaphysical properties of Opal is its healing qualities, especially assisting in the healing of eyesight. For me, this could metaphorically mean assisting in meditation, observation, peering into other realms, especially in aiding in seeing more clearly when one is traveling in ‘underground’ places such as the unconscious { shadow }, or in the dreaming realm. Opals feel like candle light to me, flames of color illuminating the way like tiny torches. Fire you can wear, cup in your hand, hold against your body when feeling in a dark place.


Each sterling silver bead is oxidized to our favorite shade of gloomy grey, and hand finished to reveal the highlights of the silver beneath. 

Worn closer to the heart, this strand measures 31 inches from end to end, including clasp. At its closure is our smallest Mourning Eye clasp.

Please note: 

Opals vary significantly in color and these specific beads feature a full spectrum of blue, yellow, and orange flashes. Each bead is hand selected for its quality. Because these are very limited, we are unable to accommodate specific color requests. 

As noted above, opals are the most sensitive of the 'stones' we offer. Please wear and store with care, especially around water. 



Please note, this strand is limited based on the small quantity of beads we were able to source in person, and we do not foresee it being available again in the future.

This strand is handmade to order, just for you, with care and focus. Please allow approximately 6 weeks for creation before shipping.          

*Length note: Because individual bead measurements vary slightly, total strand lengths are approximate within a few millimeters in either direction. Please reach out via email if you have any questions about this. 

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