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Bloodmilk

Nevermore brooch. High polished sterling silver.

$165.00

Bloodmilk

Nevermore brooch. High polished sterling silver.

$165.00

Immortally cast in sterling silver, a crow claw has been transformed into a large brooch. Since this is cast from a mold of a real claw, all the original details have been retained, including its sharp claws.

Having been born and raised near the sea just east of NYC, I grew up with the eerie sounds and presence of crows. These ominous, dark winged birds have a mixed reputation, in some cultures they are harbingers of death while in others they are revered as particularly intelligent tricksters. In general birds are considered to be connected to 'the other world', being particularly attuned and in communication with this other plane. In alchemy terms, the crow represents the 'Nigredo' stage, or the blackening stage in the process of reaching the philosopher's stone. In Jung's analysis of individual alchemy, this process is also considered to be the stage where the self begins to realize its 'shadow' aspects or its darker nature.

In this piece, (as in all of my work), i'm suggesting a kind of 'afterlife;' the claw as a representation of something that had once existed, carrying the weight of a history of symbols and personal sentiment. As a brooch, it literally pierces whatever you choose to wear it on, be it a sweater or a coat or a hat, making a kind of deep, metaphorical communion. It is also a subtle allusion to Victorian mourning pins.

 

* the last image is of the satin finish oxidized version of this brooch and is shown for scale purposes.


This brooch is also available in an oxidized sterling silver version take a peek here:

http://www.bloodmilkjewels.com/products/nevermore-brooch-oxzidized-sterling-silver


To see this brooch in stunning rose gold plate take a peek here:

http://www.bloodmilkjewels.com/products/nevermore-brooch-rose-gold-vermeil

 

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***This is handmade to order, just for you! Please allow 3-4 weeks for creation and shipment.