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Blood Milk Jewels

The Night Rider In Ghost Light. Light Tourmalinated Quartz Ritual Strand.

$900.00

Blood Milk Jewels

The Night Rider In Ghost Light. Light Tourmalinated Quartz Ritual Strand.

$900.00

A marriage between our beloved 'Ghost Light' strand and the most recent 'Night Rider' strand, this limited edition strands features gorgeous tourmalinated quartz beads we have been saving. Paired with sterling silver hollow ' pearl' beads.

Tourmalinated ( or Tourmalated ) Quartz is formed under extreme pressure and high heat which cause both crystals to liquify and form together when cooled. The needle like black tourmaline has always looked liked strands of hair to me, trapped forever inside the quartz crystal which has in turn reminded me of the Saint relics my grandmother used to have. These were tiny squares of cloth beneath plastic and attached to rosaries or pins, that for her, held talismanic qualities, and for me, were the start of my interests in objects as 'magic' or 'powerful'. Here, the crystal ball shapes of the tourmaline had immediately reminded me of one of my favorite poems by Anne Sexton, the dark hair of the 'Other', riding at night, braver at night ....

 

Her Kind

I have gone out, a possessed witch,   
haunting the black air, braver at night;   
dreaming evil, I have done my hitch   
over the plain houses, light by light:   
lonely thing, twelve-fingered, out of mind.   
A woman like that is not a woman, quite.   
I have been her kind.

I have found the warm caves in the woods,   
filled them with skillets, carvings, shelves,   
closets, silks, innumerable goods;
fixed the suppers for the worms and the elves:   
whining, rearranging the disaligned.
A woman like that is misunderstood.
I have been her kind.

I have ridden in your cart, driver,
waved my nude arms at villages going by,   
learning the last bright routes, survivor   
where your flames still bite my thigh
and my ribs crack where your wheels wind.   
A woman like that is not ashamed to die.   
I have been her kind.

~ Anne Sexton


43 inches in length, its length makes it perfect to use for meditation or ritual practices. At its closure is our larger, double sided, textured full moon clasp in sterling silver, hand oxidized and finished to achieve our signature shade of stormy gray. A tiny moon of your own to wear, to carry, to run your fingers over in times of worry or wonder. 

These spheres were selectively chosen by hand and feature thin spider web like pieces of tourmaline in crystal clear quartz spheres. As a natural stone, clarity and color varies; each bead has been hand selected for its quality.

 

 

***IMPORTANT***:

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

Please allow approximately 4 weeks for creation before shipping.                                   

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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