Blood Milk Jewels

Mouse & Owl: Alchemical Rosary with Labradorite.


Blood Milk Jewels

Mouse & Owl: Alchemical Rosary with Labradorite.


Inspired by my interest in alchemy, and my previous interests in using cast animal & bird remnants in my work, this rosary is a fine balance of natural history, spiritual paths & alchemy.

The owl & the mouse are natural enemies, one hunts the other, the other is its small prey. 

Here, two owl talons sculpted to form a crescent reside at the bottom of a triangle rosary center formed from tiny and delicate mouse bones. A 6mm fine cut round labradorite is carefully set in-between the talons. 

Steeped in mythology & magic, the crescent is my favorite shape of the lunar phases of the moon. resembling a horned moon, a glowing sickle in the darkness of the night sky. Taking the shape of the moon at the end and the beginning of her journey, it also represents the thinnest part of her reveled during her cycle.

The crescent has also been associated with Diana, goddess of the hunt, the Egyptian goddess Isis as well as the Virgin Mary. the moon is known as feminine, potent energy.

In alchemy, it is associated with silver.

The owl has an interesting, contradictory place in lore. Like many other ominous birds are associated with the spirit realm and with having potent meditative qualities. Here, two smaller owl talons are sculpted to form a crescent moon, conjuring a nighttime aura for the owl is most alive at night.

The mouse is a small and tender creature, navigating the dark paths of life in blindness with stealth, shyness and quiet. In proximity to the alchemical symbol of the triangle it is given a more potent magic.

Growing up I had a lot of Labradorite jewelry, given to me for their healing properties, in particular for their ability to relieve anxiety & melancholy. It is also said to be used to dispel negativity & fear, acting as a kind of psychic armor to more troubling & turbulent emotions. As a 'sister' to moonstone, Labradorite is often associated with the more "darker" aspects of the Goddess, in her Crone form, full of the experience & wisdom of life and death, associated with the darker moon: waning through new moon phases.

It is also a stone of transformation, and is said to help those with intuitive gifts to awaken and realize their full potential as well as helping enhance creative talents. It also ranks as one of the most protective stones, shielding its wearer from negativity. Much like its 'sister' moonstone, Labradorite has been used and worn in many cultures and tribes for both its incredible natural beauty, and for its potent magical properties.

****Please note that Labradorite is a natural stone so clarity and color will vary from stone to stone. Labradorite has natural lines and inclusions and varies in shades of green (teal, swamp green, olive green) to shades of (dark) blue.

The moon itself measures:

-22mm tall

-19mm wide

-solid sterling silver

-necklace hangs 30" from clasp to bottom of moon

-the small owl talon crescent moon hangs 2 1/2 inches from the base of the mouse bone triangle

-14" of bar link chain split off from the mouse bone triangle

Paired with our signature sterling silver bar link chain, oxidized and hand finished to achieve our rich shade of gloomy grey.



This jewel is handmade to order, just for you, with care and focus. Please allow approximately 4 weeks for creation before shipping.                   

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