Blood Milk Jewels

Lachesis Earrings.


Blood Milk Jewels

Lachesis Earrings.


Inspired by the framing construction of a spider's orb web and named for Lachesis, the 'measurer of threads' of life and one of the three Fates. In Ancient Greece, Lachesis was considered to be the chooser of a person's destiny at birth. 

These earrings represent a "string" of bat bones, threads of destiny woven as the outer frames of a spider's web. Hung from your ears, earrings represent the sense of listening, of being present through this sense, much like the bat sees by listening. 


Bats and their cast wing and leg bones have long been a component I’ve used in my visual library as a way of creating a personal visual language. As nocturnal creatures, I feel a kinship with their natural predilection for the night time hours, but I’m also interested in how they use sonar to ‘see’, how as a metaphor bats as liminal creatures also remind us to look closer with our other senses, a way of ‘seeing the unseen.’ It’s my hope and intention that pairing them with other chthonic imagery and myth further adds to the visual meaning I’m aiming for, creating a collage of personal ideas while also tethering these physical jeweled objects to the spirit of the bat ( and other natural objects in the case of other jewels in my collection ) and to the spirit of the myths I’m invoking.


*Details* : 

- 63 mm tall

- Earrings, posts, and earring backs are all solid Sterling Silver  

- Hand oxidized to achieve our favorite shade of stormy gray and then highlighted to reveal the bright luminous silver beneath.

- Last photo features Jess wearing the Lachesis earrings paired with the Petite Pythia earrings found here 



This jewel is handmade to order, just for you, with care and focus. Please allow approximately 6-8 weeks for creation before shipping.                   

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