Blood Milk Jewels

Moth Light. Moonstone Strand.


Blood Milk Jewels

Moth Light. Moonstone Strand.


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Moths are insects who are guided by the moon as their natural light source by something known as celestial or transverse orientation. Their bodies are attuned to maintain a constant angular relationship to the brightness of the light of the moon to be able to fly in a straight light, since moths are nocturnal creatures.  It should be noted however, since the introduction of so much artificial light in our modern world, that moths generally now orient themselves by these sorts of lights now, which can cause them to fly in more circular patterns. I do love this idea though, of ancient moths being led by the moon, and it is towards this idea that I made this necklace.

This strand of our highest quality moonstones also holds the idea of wearing a string of luminous full moons, shining in the darkness of Winter against your skin. Each 'full moon' bead contains a flash of beautiful color and is intended to help guide you through the 'darkness' winter can bring, hopefully helping you to 'orient' yourself through this season ( if you're in the part of the world, like I am, where you are about to enter Winter. ) 

The Moon, like the Moth, is ancient beyond what we can even comprehend and I find comfort in the idea that all of my ancestors looked up at it at one time or another in wonder. That some of them, like the Moth, used it to guide them in the dark and orient themselves. 

 This strand is composed of graduated, round, stunning moonstone spheres with small sterling silver spacers in between. 

Moonstone: is closely tied to the moon, with some cultures believing the stone is solidified moon rays, while others think of them as embodiments of the moon's tears. Acting as a kind of psychic armor, it is thought to protect its wearer from not only dark nights, but dark times; it helps sooth grief, loss, and other emotional turbulence. It is also a great tool for meditation and clairvoyance, & has been used in jewelry since ancient times for both its unique beauty and magic. As a romantic stone: moonstone is thought to keep the passion alive between lovers when one gives it to another, especially during a full moon.

Please note that Moonstone is a natural stone, clarity and color will vary from stone to stone. Moonstone often has a milky appearance as well as natural inclusions within the stone. The flash will contain shades of blue, violet or teal, and occasionally a dark gold.

Designed to be worn closer to the neck, this strand measures approximately 20.5 inches long from end to end, including clasp.

At its closure is our largest, double sided, Eye clasp in sterling silver, oxidized to our favorite gloomy grey and and finished to highlight the shining silver beneath.  

As a special, bold statement piece, it also layers beautifully with other BloodMilk necklaces.


This strand is handmade to order, just for you, with care and focus. Please allow approximately 5 weeks for its creation before shipping.

Some of the beads used in this strand are limited. We can not anticipate whether or not this particular style will be available again after this release. 

*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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