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Blood Milk Jewels

Eclipse Moths. Onyx Crescent Moon.

$450.00

Blood Milk Jewels

Eclipse Moths. Onyx Crescent Moon.

$450.00

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SPECIAL JEWEL: Please be mindful, this piece of jewelry is limited based on the small number of onyx crescent moon cut stones we were able to source and it is therefore irreplaceable. For this reason we strongly advise Express Shipping, which will require a signature upon delivery, assuring it arrives safely in your hands. 

 

The pendant is suspended from a 18" bar link chain. If you prefer a different length (between 16 and 24 inches) please reach out to us immediately after making your purchase. 

The Planchette Moth is an homage to a drawing my husband (drawn in homage to my original Planchette Moth design), Aaron Horkey drew in a New Orleans hotel room in the French Quarter in November of 2016 for Sam (of Haute Macabre) & myself to get tattooed. It has since evolved into a beloved symbol; imbued with friendship, love, and my obsessions with transformation and the afterlife.

Moths are ancient; fossils of them have been dated to be around 190-201 million years old, making them older than butterflies. Their bodies undergo intense transformation: first, the caterpillar weaves itself a silky cocoon to change within. This radical transformation includes a near total disintegration of their previous bodies into a kind of jelly, while still retaining memory. The body begins to reshape itself into what it will become while within this dark and creatively fertile place, and once it is ready, it emerges, a creature with wings and the ability to fly.

This communion with the self in the dark velvet of the cocoon, and with transformation, often links the moth to those seeking or undergoing major psychic shifts in their lives or within their bodies/psyches. Moths are nocturnal and are said to be ‘led by moonlight.’ This natural proclivity also links them to the underworld, the realms of the unconscious; in some cultures, they are believed to be the signs of the spirits of the recent dead.

This design is also inspired by my continuing struggles with grief and my interests in the many tales of the afterlife, as well as the question many of my planchette and Spiritualist inspired jewels asks: Are we capable of continuing a relationship with our dead? For most, periods of grief are often lonely and isolated times. During the intensity of the start of my dance with grief, the planchette became a personal symbol to me and for the love that endures after death. The Planchette (as a separate object from the Spirit Board) has long been used as a tool for automatic writing, for connecting to the unconscious. Later, it would become associated with spirit communication and Séance. Here, the moth has become a symbolic winged messenger, ferrying messages from different planes of existence, between the inner and outer selves, between the living and the dead.

This listing is for our planchette moth twins, holding a small onyx crescent moon, paired with our signature sterling silver bar link chain, oxidized to our gloomy grey finish.

Details:

- Solid Sterling Silver 

- 30 mm long 

- 70 mm wide 

- Onyx crescent moon is 15 mm across


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.

These jewels are hand cut and therefore may have very slight differences in size and may have small signs of the carver's hands along the edges. These are not fabricated by a machine, they are made by hand and therefore aren't uniformly perfect. The photographs accurately portray the quality of the stones and the cuts. 

 

 

***IMPORTANT***:

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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If you have further questions, we are always here to serve you in a kind and timely manner: via bloodmilkjewels@gmail.com