Blood Milk Jewels

Mouse & Owl: Alchemical Rosary with Onyx.


Blood Milk Jewels

Mouse & Owl: Alchemical Rosary with Onyx.


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 onyx 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.


Onyx is best known for being a natural stone that acts as a kind of 'psychic armor' against the negativity of others. It is also used to sooth grief and heartbreak. It is a wonderful grounding stone and a stone of self mastery, enabling its wearers to have mental and spiritual focus.

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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